Coffee & Donuts French Toast

Coffee & Donuts French Toast

By: Felice - Raleigh, NC - 2016 Recipe Contest

"You can never have enough coffee with your breakfast!"

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Cafe.


Featured ingredient: Vanilla Creme Brulee Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground

Donut Filling:

  • ½ c. mascarpone, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbs. heavy cream
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch ground mace

French Toast:

  • 6 slices challah or your favorite thick bread, ½ - ¾-inch thick
  • ½ c. brewed Vanilla Creme Brulee coffee, at room temperature
  • ½ c. heavy cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 Tbs. unsalted butter, plus additional if desired
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting


Make the filling:

    1. Combine filling ingredients in a small bowl, whisking until smooth.

French Toast:

    1. Cut a pocket in each slice of bread and spread about 2 Tbs. filling in each pocket.
    2. Whisk together the coffee, cream, and eggs and pour into a shallow dish.
    3. Heat a griddle over medium heat and add about half the butter.
    4. Dip each side of stuffed bread in the coffee mixture and let it soak briefly. Place bread on the griddle and cook about 2 minutes per side.
    5. Add remaining butter and repeat with remaining bread slices. Serve hot with additional butter or a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, as desired. serves 6