Cheesy French Toast

Spice up your morning with this savory twist on French toast!



I’m back.

After a hiatus of almost a month. I have legit reasons I swear.

First there were the horrid mid terms.

I survived Exams From Hell. I am a survivor! (Don’t ask about the result)

Had to be the worst exams of my life. I forgot my pencil case at home TWICE. Had to buy all the stationary again TWICE. Had to use hard-earned money (by my dad) TWICE.

On top of thaaat, I went to Karachi last week. Me and my Anxiety, approximately the size of Boston, went to attend my first ever MUN! Needless to say that it was my first and last MUN. This one experience of nerve-wracking moments, palpitations, curfews, sweltering sun, bed bugs, forlong dreams, Never Have I Evers, dramas, emotional outbursts, Jahidi Jones, and cruising; was more than enough to last me a lifetime.


I didn’t have time to bake or even think about baking. Although an occasional daydream sneaked it’s way in (totally not my fault). One such daydream was about some hot hot cheesy French toast. Yup. You heard it. C.H.E.E.S.Y French Toast!


I could never get tired of the good ole classic French toast but sometimes you just feel like jazzing things up a bit.

Turn the classic sugary sweet French toast into the savory kind with the addition and substitution of only a handful of ingredients. Trust me this recipe is so easy, even kids can make it!


It’s your basic French toast mix; bread, eggs and milk. Add in some chilli flakes, black pepper and salt. Mix in shredded cheese and whatever your vegetables or fillings your heart pleases.

My favorites:

  • Sweet corn

  • Green chilies

  • Green onion

  • Coriander leaves

  • Mushrooms

  • Black olives

  • Bell peppers

  • Cooked chicken

You can make it spicier or less. Add in oregano, rosemary, paprika; whatever you like. This recipe is so customizable and super fun to make.

I’ve used a crusty loaf of French bread here, but you can use plain white bread as well. A day or two old bread holds its shape better, and yields overall better results.



Give them a try and then thank me the next thousand times you find yourself making them 😉

Cheesy French Toast

2 eggs
½ cup whole milk
4 Tablespoon shredded Cheddar cheese, or more
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon red chili flakes
2 Tablespoon cornflour, leveled
2 Tablespoon onion, finely chopped
Chopped green chilies + coriander leaves
6-8 slices of French bread or white bread
Vegetable oil/butter
Preheat a grill pan or any non-stick pan. Drizzle some vegetable oil or butter.
Place in a bowl all the ingredients except the bread slices. Whisk well. Dip each slice into the batter and place on the grill pan. Cook on medium heat, 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Serve hot.
Add in sweet corn, mushrooms, olives, bell peppers, chicken etc. Customize this recipe however you like.





Spice up your morning with this savory twist on French toast!

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