Make this french toast bagel for a decadent brunch, then check out our classic french toast, easy french toast, vegan french toast and more of the best brunch recipes.

Janine our food director says: Maple butter is a beautifully pure product. It’s simply maple syrup that has been boiled and churned until it reaches a thick, creamy consistency, turning it into maple butter. The result is a silky-smooth spread which has a lovely natural sweetness, so is perfect for adding a bit of luxury to breakfast time. It’s not cheap, but it’s very rich, so you only need a small amount. £6.99/150g,


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 6 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp bourbon or dark rum
  • 3 cinnamon raisin bagels, halved
  • for frying butter
  • to serve maple butter


  • STEP 1

    Whisk the first 6 ingredients together and pour into a large baking dish that the 6 bagel halves will fit in a single layer. Add the bagels and turn them around in the mixture. Leave for 10-15 minutes, turning now and again so they get a chance to soak up the egg mix.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a large non-stick frying pan and add a knob of butter. Fry the bagels until golden brown and crisp on both sides (you’ll probably need to do this in batches so keep the cooked ones warm in a low oven). Serve the bagels spread generously with maple butter.


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