Hot Dog Bun French Toast

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Hot dog bun French toast might sound odd, but it's absolutely delicious. Soft, fluffy hot dog buns absorb all that delicious French toast egg mixture and cook up to golden perfection. Delicious!

Stack of hot dog bun French toast on plate

Wait! Don't leave! I know this recipe sounds strange, but if you make it you'll understand. Fresh hot dog buns are so soft, and they really soak up the egg mixture for the French toast. And when you throw them in the skillet? Golden perfection every time.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It's so easy to make and ready in just minutes.
  • It's full of all the classic French toast flavor we know and love.

Top Tip

Hot dog buns are thicker than slice bread, so give them a bit more time to soak up the egg mixture than you normally would for sliced bread.

Closeup shot of stack of hot dog bun French toast topped with whipped cream and berries on plate.


You only need a handful of simple ingredients to make this delicious recipe, and you'll find them all at your local grocery store. Be sure to check out the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

  • Hot dog buns
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: fruit, whipped cream, syrup
Overhead shot of individual hot dog bun French toast ingredients on table


This might be a new take on French toast, but it's just as easy to make. Check out the highlights here and be sure to consult the recipe card at the end of the post for the exact instructions.

1: Combine all the liquid ingredients.

Milk being poured into bowl of egg mixture

2: Soak the hot dog buns.

Overhead shot of hot dog bun being soaked in egg mxiture

3: Cook the buns until golden brown on both sides.

Overhead shot of uncooked hot dog bun French toast pieces in skillet
Overhead shot of golden bown hot dog bun French toast in skillet
Closeup shot of hot dog French toast topped with whipped cream and berries on plate

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use any brand and variety of hot dog bun you like for this recipe.
  • Try adding some vanilla extract for extra flavor.
  • Cook these on a griddle if you prefer.


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Skillet
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
Stack of hot dog bun French toast on plate being drizzled with syrup


Refrigerator: Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.

Freezer: Store in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

Reheat: Grease a baking sheet, then place the hot dog French toast on it in a single layer. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping the French toast halfway through cooking.

What to Serve with French Toast

Serve this on its own as a sweet breakfast with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee, or pair it up with your favorite savory breakfast items to create a super hearty breakFEAST.

  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Ham
  • Hashbrowns
  • Homefries


  • Soak the buns for about 6 to 8 seconds. You want it to soak up the egg but not get soggy.
  • Medium-low to medium heat is the ideal temperature range for golden brown, fully-cooked French toast.
Closeup shot of forkful of hot dog bun French toast topped with whipped cream.


Why is my French toast wet in the middle?

If you cook French toast on heat that's too high, the outside will become golden brown before the inside can fully cook.

How do you cook French toast without burning it?

Medium-low heat is the key. At that temperature, the middle can fully cook, while the outside remains golden brown rather than burned.

Why are hot dog buns good for French toast?

They actually work amazingly well because they're thick but soft. They have a TON of bready real estate in the center of the buns to soak up all the French toast goodness.

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Yield: 8 servings

Hot Dog Bun French Toast

Hot Dog Bun French Toast

Hot dog bun French toast? You'd better believe it. Those soft buns are the perfect vehicle for all that delicious French toast flavor!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: fruit, whipped cream, syrup


  1. Slice hot dog buns in half lengthwise.
  2. Begin heating a large skillet over medium heat. Spray it with cooking spray.
  3. In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, sugar, and cinnamon together.
  4. Dredge hot dog buns into egg mixture.  Allow excess egg mixture to drip off.
  5. Place dredged hot dog buns into your heated, greased skillet.
  6. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until buns are golden brown.
  7. Top with your preferred toppings and serve.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 232Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 94mgSodium 306mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 9g

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