The Fruity Pebbles French toast recipe is so easy and so good. Fruity Pebble French toast recipe combines delicious flavor and nostalgia. This Fruity Pebbles French toast recipe is the ultimate breakfast.
Combining two of the tastiest breakfast options out there – Fruity Pebbles and French toast – this Fruity Pebble French toast recipe features all the eggy deliciousness we love about French toast with a cereal crusted Fruity Pebbles outside that gives the entire thing an extra kick of flavor and a great crust.
Every bite is crispy, sweet, and perfect.
Crunchy French Toast or cereal french toast is a classic type of french toast that is created using a sugary sweet crispy and crunchy coating.
I have a long-standing LOVE of this fruity cereal that goes back as far as I can remember in childhood. Love the colors, the flavors, and the taste of this AMAZING breakfast treat.
If you enjoy french toast you’re going to LOVE this Fruity Pebbles French Toast Recipe.
Think about it. Thick slices of your favorite bread drenched in a creamy cinnamon vanilla egg mixture and covered with Fruity Pebbles or your favorite cereal. Even crushed corn flakes tastes great!
This breakfast is perfect for a Sunday morning or a special occasion. Perfect to remove from your freezer and prepare for any day of the week.
Overall this recipe is super easy. I mean making french toast generally is. You soak your bread in an egg mixture and then in a hot skillet fry your french toast until it’s done to your liking.
Add some butter and syrup and whatever else and breakfast is served!
The only difference with this cereal french toast is that before placing the french toast inside your skillet you press it in crushed cereal first. Making sure the entire side of the slice of bread is covered in the crushed cereal of your choice.
That’s how you end up with a nice crunchy french toast.
A Short Tale of Two Greats
Fruity Pebbles have always been my go-to cereal. Even now as an adult, if I have cereal, it’s going to be a big bowl of that fruity, multi-colored cereal that I’ve always loved.
A close second for me is French toast, which is why I love this Fruity Pebbles French toast recipe of mine so much. So basically, this in, in my opinion, the ultimate breakFEAST.
However, without Fruity Pebbles or French toast, we’d never be able to enjoy it.
I want to take a minute to talk a little about the history of both. It’s quite interesting, really. One was simply a marketing ploy, and the other is the source of a common myth. Interested? Read on!
History of Fruity Pebbles
In 1971, Fruity Pebbles Cereal debuted to attract and satisfy young fans of the popular cartoon The Flintstones (1960-1966) and movies that followed. Along with Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles was part of a cereal duo intended solely as a cash grab to capitalize on the popularity of The Flintstones.
The working name for the cereal was Rubble Stones, but Fruity Pebbles was later used to better reflect the product. I’m so glad a corporate office somewhere decided to do a cereal tie-in.
Fruity Pebbles have been a family favorite for over forty years, and they’ve certainly been a favorite of mine! So thank you, corporate America for your ability to do market tie-ins with almost anything!
History of French Toast
While Fruity Pebbles as merchandising effort, French toast is the source of a common myth. Intriguing, eh?
If you’re like most people, you probably think that French toast comes from France. Not at all! Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know that. I’m a huge foodie, and I had no idea for the longest time.
French toast is actually the invention of a man named Joseph French. He created it in 1724 and marketed it as “French Toast”. According to the prevailing legend, Joseph French was utterly inept when it came to grammar and forgot the “‘s” on “French”.
Thus, French Toast, rather than French’s Toast was born.
Across the world, you’ll also see this delicious breakfast food referred to as German toast, eggy bread, French-fried bread, gypsy toast, Poor Knights of Windsor, Spanish toast, nun’s toast, and pain perdu.
What if I don’t like Fruity Pebbles?
No problem. Any cereal will work and work well. You can mix and match this delicious sweet French toast recipe any way you’d like. (I’d think that Cap’n Crunch would be an awesome choice, too!)
- Corn Flakes
- Frosted Flakes
- Froot Loops
- Cap’n Crunch
- Apple Jacks
- Honey Bunches of Oats
- Sugar Crisp
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Lucky Charms
And more. I have never tried a cereal that didn’t work and the best part is I got to involve my son in the decision-making.
He loved every moment.
What to Serve with This Fruity Pebbles French Toast Recipe
We all know that toppings are the best part. Here are some of my favorite ideas that you might love, too. They all work splendidly with this Fruity Pebble French toast recipe, so you should try them all!
- whipped or ice cream
- syrup or maple syrup
- fresh fruit
- powdered or icing sugar
- jam or preserves
- liquid honey
How to Make Fruity Pebbles French Toast in a Skillet
It’s super easy to make this delicious Fruity Pebbles French toast recipe. It’s almost exactly like making regular French toast except you’ll add Fruity Pebbles or some other cereal to the outside of it. If you’ve ever made French toast, you can make this recipe.
- Simply, prepare the egg mixture and place it in a shallow dish. Crush Fruity Pebbles and place in a shallow dish as well.
- Soak thick cut bread slices in the egg mixture, then press into cereal until each size is covered in Fruity Pebbles or whatever cereal you’re using.
- Prepare skillet with melted butter over medium high heat. Fry Fruity Pebbles French Toast in batches until finished, a few minutes per side.
- If you’re concerned about the center of your toast being soggy, place bread on rack covered in cooking spray on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Cover with foil and bake french toast at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or the center of the bread is not soggy.
- Serve immediately with whatever toppings you desire.
Fruity Pebbles French Toast Recipe Ingredients
- Fruity Pebbles, coarsely crushed
- vanilla extract
- ground cinnamon
- loaf of square sandwich bread or Texas toast
- vegetable oil
How to Bake Fruity Pebbles French Toast Recipe
If you thought making this Fruity Pebble French toast recipe in the pan was easy, just wait until you bake it. It’s even easier. It doesn’t take much
- Day-old bread works best. To crush the cereal, pour it into a 1-gallon zipper-lock bag, seal, and use a rolling pin to roll over it several times.
- Adjust oven rack to middle position, place rimmed baking sheet on rack, and heat oven to 450 degrees. Set wire cooling rack inside second rimmed baking sheet.
- Place cereal in a pie plate or baking pan.
- Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl until combined. Pour into a pie plate as well for easy dipping.
- Working with 2 slices of bread at a time, soak a piece of bread in the egg mixture until just saturated, about 15 seconds per side. Transfer soaked bread slice to cereal and press lightly to adhere; transfer to prepared wire rack. Repeat with the remaining bread.
- Add oil to preheated sheet, tilting to coat evenly. Return sheet to oven and heat until oil is just smoking, about 4 minutes. Carefully remove the sheet from the oven and arrange bread in an even layer on the sheet.
- Bake until the exterior is golden brown and crunchy, about 20 minutes, flipping once and rotating sheet halfway through baking. Transfer toast to clean wire cooling rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve.
How to Freeze Fruity Pebbles French Toast
If you have any leftover Fruity Pebbles French toast, simply put them inside your fridge in an air tight container for no more than a day.
To freeze french toast prepare the recipe as directed. Then freeze each slice of cooked french toast on a rimmed baking sheet for a couple of hours. Once frozen, store in a resealable container or freezer bag until needed.
Remember to write down the date because I never leave these inside the freezer for longer than a few weeks, maybe a month.
How to Reheat Fruity Pebbles French Toast
Reheat french toast in the microwave, oven, skillet, toaster, or air fryer until warmed through.
What type of bread is best for French toast?
Brioche bread is going to stand up the best, but you can easily use whatever bread that you have at home. The thicker the bread, the better. A lot of people will use Texas toast as well.
What side dishes go with French toast?
Don’t forget to balance out some of the sweetness! Some of my favorite breakfast side dish options are:
- Sweet Glazed Bacon
- Air Fryer Breakfast Sausage
- Slow Cooker Breakfast Potatoes
- Baked Eggs in a Tomato
- Prosciutto Portobello Baked Eggs
- Bacon, Sausage or Steak Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole Recipe
And those are just a few!
Tips for Making the Best Fruity Pebbles French Toast
- use pie plates to dip bread into
- switch up the cereals you use to coat the outside of the bread
- day old bread works best
- use thick slices
- use salted butter because cereal is so sweet
- to avoid soggy bread leave slices on rack for a couple hours or overnight until bread is stale, the longer you leave the thick cut bread out the less liquid the bread absorbs
- watch the length of time you soak the bread, the longer the more liquid the bread slices absorb
How to store leftover french toast with cereal coating?
The key to storing leftover cereal french toast is to keep it in an airproof container and store it in the fridge. This will keep it ready for the next time you’re wanting to heat it up again.
Fruity Pebbles French Toast is the Best Breakfast Ever
And you need it in your life. The flavor and crunch of the Fruity Pebbles is so perfect with the soft, eggy French toast, and it makes such a delicious combination. It’s a bit like having French toast with berries but with a great nostalgic flair that brings back memories of childhood.
If you love cereal and French toast, you need to make this recipe. This Fruity Pebbles French toast recipe is an absolute must for any family – and you don’t even need kids to enjoy it! It’s a fun-filled delicious recipe that everyone loves. Give it a try, and I’m sure you and your family will agree that it’s one of the best French toast variations you’ve ever eaten.
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Fruity Pebbles French Toast
- wire rack
- 2 rimmed baking sheets
- 6 cups Fruity Pebbles or your favorite cereal, crushed coarse
- 2 ¾ cups half and half
- 3 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 ¼ tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 loaf square sandwich bread, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- whipped or ice cream
- powdered or icing sugar
- jam or preserves
- liquid honey
- fresh fruit
- syrup or maple syrup
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Place rimmed baking sheet on top of oven middle rack, and heat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Set your wire rack inside other rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
- Place crushed cereal in 13 by 9 inch baking pan or the equivalent.
- Add half and half, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt to a large bowl. The more shallow the bowl the better.
- Whisk until blended.
- Soak each slice of bread in the half and half mixture.
- At least 10 seconds per side.
- Until totally saturated.
- Take saturated bread and press gently in cereal until fully coated. Place on prepared wire rack.
- Repeat with all of the remaining bread.
- Add oil to your preheated rimmed baking sheet and make sure entire baking sheet is coated. Allow baking sheet to heat oil up until almost smoking, 3 or 4 minutes.
- Carefully remove baking sheet from oven and place coated bread on sheet. Bake until golden brown and crisp, about 20 minutes. Flip once by the 10 minute mark and don't forget to rotate your pan if your oven has any hot spots.
- Remove from oven.
- Transfer toast to clean wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy every bite.
- day old bread will give you the best results
- Use a large resealable bag to crush cereal using a kitchen hammer/mallet or rolling pin