Decadent French Toast

Decadent French Toast is one of the signature breakfasts for us here at the Swantown Inn & Spa. Over the past decade it has been prepared literally thousands of times. It falls in to our sweet category of breakfast dishes. We also can do a gluten-free and dairy-free version of this dish.

Decadent French Toast

Decadent French Toast

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Decadent French Toast with Orange Marionberry Syrup


French Toast

  • 2 Croissants
  • 2 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Marionberry Jam


  • 1 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Half & Half
  • 1 tsp Sugar Feel free to skip!
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg


  • 2 Tbsp Marionberry Jam
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice


  1. Slice croissant open so when you place the thick sides together with the cut side up it resembles a butterfly. On the bottom half spread cream cheese (warmed so it spreads easily). On the top half spread jam. Use enough to generously coat both halves. Reassemble the croissants.
  2. Place the syrup ingredients in a small saucepan and place over medium high heat. Once started to warm, whisk to incorporate the jam into the orange juice. Continue to reduce until it is thickened, about 15 minutes.
  3. Whisk batter ingredients together in shallow pan. Coat the croissants in batter and place on a medium hot, buttered griddle.
  4. Cook bottom for 2 – 3 minutes turn the croissants and flatten the croissant with the back of the spatula or pancake turner. A metal necked spatula works best. Cook on tops for an additional 2 – 3 minutes or until browned and flip back over to cook any portions of the bottom that may not have touched the griddle before.
  5. Once cooked and golden to medium brown, plate each toast and dust with powdered sugar and top with the Orange Marionberry Syrup.

Recipe Notes

If you end up with too much syrup, simply save it for the next time you cook this dish!


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