Tiramisu French Toast

tiramisu french toast

I’m so excited to post our FIRST EVER Paint the House Pink recipe! I actually developed this recipe several years ago and it’s just been sitting in the notes on my phone, waiting to be brought back to life. Any time I try a recipe in a restaurant I really love, I immediately start thinking about how I can recreate it at home. This was one of those experiments, and probably one of the best. The restaurant which inspired the recipe went out of business recently, so I’m even more glad to have this knockoff version in my arsenal now!

If you end up making this, please drop us a comment or share your final product on Instagram, and be sure to tag us!


Tiramisu French Toast

This tiramisu-inspired French toast is a great treat for Saturday brunch
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: breakfast, French toast, mascarpone, tiramisu
Author: Erica (Paint the House Pink)


For the Toast

  • Sweet bread (such as brioche) sliced
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp Instant coffee
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cocoa powder

For the Topping

  • 8 oz Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar


Make the topping:

  • Whisk together the topping ingredients: mascarpone cheese, maple syrup, instant coffee, and brown sugar. Set aside until the toast is made.

Make the toast:

  • Spray a skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium heat.
  • Mix together the milk, instant coffee, vanilla, eggs, and cinnamon in a shallow dish.
  • Dip a slice of the bread in the liquid mixture, flipping to coat both sides. Make sure to hold for a few seconds on each side to allow the liquid to soak all the way into the bread.
    Dip the bread in the egg mixture
  • Place the soaked slice on the skillet and cook until lightly golden. If it seems like your bread is getting dark really quickly, turn down your heat a bit so the toast doesn't burn before it starts cook in the middle. When you're satisfied with the color on one side, flip and cook the other side.
    flip when the first side is dry and browned
  • Repeat with the remaining bread slices. If your skillet is big enough, you can cook multiple slices at a time.
  • To serve, top with a generous dollop of the topping. Sprinkle with cocoa powder to finish.
  • Tip: If you're cooking for a group or need to have everything ready at once, place the toast slices on a baking sheet in an oven heated to 200F to keep them warm.

If you have any leftovers, the toast will keep for a few days in an airtight container in the fridge. The best way I’ve found to reheat it is to put it on a baking sheet in the oven for about ten minutes. Also, if you have excess mascarpone topping, it’s great in coffee 🙂

The final product

2 Replies to “Tiramisu French Toast

  1. Hi Erica, This is Walter Frey up in Vermont. I will try this recipe here at my B & B and let you know how it turns out! Keep up posting. Take care, Walt

    1. Thank you! Greg and I really enjoyed this recipe so I hope you do too. I’d love to hear what you think once you’ve made it 🙂

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