Easter French Toast in Crispy Tempura Batter

Easter French Toast in Crispy Tempura Batter

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/2 loaf of rustic bread sliced in 1/2 inch slices( 6 slices)
  • 2 fresh organic free range chicken eggs
  • 1/3 cup organic 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure organic vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tempura flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1 Asian pear
  • Small handful dried cranberries
  • Small handful of raisins
  • 3 tablespoons of peanut oil for cooking
  • 1/3 cup of organic pure maple syrup


  1. In a bowl combine flour, tempura flour, cinnamon, cardamon, and salt.
  2. blend well till ingredients are evenly combined
  3. In another bowl combine eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, and whisk till smooth and velvety.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry slowly whisking as you start to combine and mix well till all ingredients are well incorporated and batter id lump free and smooth.
  5. Take bread slices and place into batter and coat each side for about 1 minute until bread is well coated and slightly saturated.
  6. Place 2 tablespoons of peanut oil into cast skillet.
  7. Heat up pan to medium to high heat.
  8. Place battered bread and cook each side till nice and golden brown and slightly crispy.
  9. Place cooked french toast into oven on lowest heat possible to keep warm.
  10. Drizzle in remaining peanut oil into skillet and heat to medium ti high heat.
  11. Place pear wedges into pan and sprinkle with brown sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.
  12. Repeat for the other side.
  13. Check to see a nice golden caramel color on the surface then turn over.
  14. The pears cook for about 1-2 minutes per side.
  15. Just before pears are done toss in cranberries and raisins and cook till slightly softened.
  16. Take french toast out of the oven and plate with pears and cranberries and raisins.
  17. Dust with some powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.
  18. Ready to serve.
  19. Happy Easter!


You can substitute half and half cream for the milk to make it more luxurious.

Also to get the right heat in the pan test it with a little batter, just drop place a drop in the pan if it burns quickly turn heat down.


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
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