Irish Cream French Toast {with Irish Soda Bread}

by Chrissy


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I’m pretty sure that I have one ounce of Irish blood. After recipe testing and inhaling slices of this Irish Cream French Toast for breakfast, dinner and maybe a snack in between, I probably have twice as much Irish blood running through my veins. Probably a little bit more, after that Irish Coffee I just had to pair with the French toast…but don’t worry it was when I had it for dinner and not breakfast.

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If you haven’t ever tried Irish soda bread, you need to. It makes the BEST toast, besides sourdough. My Momma usually keeps the stuff on hand, so I’m always a happy camper–after finally trekking through LA traffi–to hang at home for a weekend, waking up to toasted and freshly buttered Irish soda bread.

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By the way these are no calories if you passed on the green beer and Jameson shots on St. Patty’s Day. Some of us had bigger fish to fry, like working on new catering proposals while eating 4 slices of this French toast.

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Also, as I keep writing out Irish cream +  French toast, I realize that I am simultaneously uniting two countries who might otherwise be indifferent towards each other. In short, this recipe might have just kept a future war of sorts from breaking out.

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If you didn’t know it already, French toast is a super simple breakfast dish to make. You can also prepare it as a casserole, making it ahead of time (like the night before), so you can quickly pop it in the oven, the morning of, and surprise guests with your tasty morning feast.

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This version just has booze in it (yay!), and paired with the richness from coconut milk and sweetness from the Irish Soda bread, it evens out to make the perfect booze-y breakfast.

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I don’t even want to say this, but if you don’t have Irish Soda bread lying around, or have a store nearby that carries it year-round (like Sprouts, holler!), then you can use regular day old bread (sliced, French, wheat, white, etc.).

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Irish Cream French Toast {with Irish Soda Bread}

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Makes 6-8 slices


1/3 cup light coconut milk (or regular milk, or cream if you’d like!)

1/4 cup, plus a little more, Irish cream (yes the kind with the alcohol, not the flavored creamer)

2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon pure vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 Tablespoon brown sugar

6-8 slices Irish soda bread, preferably a few days old, cut 1/2 inch thick

Butter or coconut oil, for skillet/griddle

Pure maple syrup, for drizzling

powdered sugar, garnish (optional)



In a shallow baking dish, add coconut milk, Irish cream, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar and whisk to combine.

Heat griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat, using a little butter or coconut oil to prevent the French toast from sticking (I use a paper towel to spread it around evenly).

In batches, depending on how many slices will fit on the griddle, dip the slices of bread into the Irish cream mixture, flipping after soaking for 5-10 seconds on each side. Transfer to heated griddle and let cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, turning down the heat if needed to prevent burning.

Enjoy warm, with a drizzle of pure maple syrup, and a dusting of powdered sugar, or maybe even fresh whipped cream (you can make that Irish too!).


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One Comment to “Irish Cream French Toast {with Irish Soda Bread}”

  1. Sounds so good! Adding irish cream to things can never be bad, right?