King's Hawaiian Bread French Toast

The sweetness of the Hawaiian bread complements this french toast recipe perfectly. And the secret to keeping the bread from getting soggy is to cut the bread at least 1 - inch thick and dry the bread out before cooking.
Do you love King's Hawaiian Bread? In our house we love the King's Hawaiian Rolls and the Original Round Bread. I was first introduced to the round bread at a party. Someone had brought a Spinach Dip and it was so delicious. 

The inside was cut out to form a bowl which held the dip and the bread pieces were cut into cubes to use for dipping. Genius I thought!!! I was immediately hooked on this soft, sweet, delicious bread. My daughter loves to use the rolls to make ham and cheese slider for her school lunch.

I like to use the round loaf to make King's Hawaiian French Toast. I know this recipe isn't anything new, but I still think it should be shared. The sweetness of the Hawaiian bread complements this french toast perfectly. 

Make sure to slice the bread at least 1 -inch thick and let the bread dry out overnight on a baking sheet. The recipe at the King Hawaiian website doesn't specify to dry the bread out, but the recipe on the package does. I prefer drying the bread because I think it keeps the bread from soaking up too much of the batter. 

This is my little guy Carson's absolute favorite french toast recipe. Anytime I make it he eats it for breakfast and then reheats the leftovers for lunch. You can serve this french toast dusted with powdered sugar or drizzle on your favorite syrup.

Yield: 12 slices
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Kings Hawaiian French Toast

Kings Hawaiian French Toast

The sweetness of the Hawaiian bread complements this french toast recipe perfectly. And the secret to keeping the bread from getting soggy is to cut the bread at least 1 - inch thick and dry the bread out before cooking.
Prep time: 4 HourCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 4 H & 10 M


  • 1 loaf King's Hawaiian Round Loaf Bread
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of teaspoon nutmeg, optional
  • powdered sugar or syrup


  1. Slice the Kings Hawaiian bread into 1 - inch thick slices - then cut each slice of bread in half. Lay the bread slices flat on a baking sheet for 4 hours or overnight to dry out (overnight is best).
  2. Using a wire whisk, beat the eggs until smooth; add the milk, flour and vanilla. Add the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; blend until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Preheat slightly a buttered pan or griddle. Lightly dip each piece of bread into the batter making sure not to over soak.
  4. Place bread on pan - stirring batter between dipping. Turn with spatula when golden brown. Serve with butter and powdered sugar or use syrup.


I find it best to let the bread sit out overnight to dry out. It keeps the french toast from becoming soggy after cooking. 

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Recipe slightly adapted from: King's Hawaiian


Mrsblocko said…
Thank you for pointing me to this coupon! I love their bread. Now i have a craving for french toast. Cant wait for my coupon.
Jamie Walls said…
The french toast sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing, I want to try it!
mzzterry said…
thanks for this. french toast is one of my favorite foods but i have never thought of making it with this wonderful bread. yum, i am anticipating having this for dinner one night this week!
Leslie said…
I am quite certain I could live on Kings Hawaiian bread!!!
Michelle said…
I have never had this bread. I am going to have to give it a try.It sounds very good.
Bella said…
OMG! My family LOVES Kings Hawaiian Bread! Even so, we've never tried making french toast with it. Maybe we'll give it a try this weekend. Love your blog!
wesliane said…
je connais pas hélas le pain hawaïen
mais quelle bonne idée, que vous avez eu la
ça a l air délicieux
toni said…
thanks for the recipe and the link for the coupon! can't wait to try it.
Thanks for a wonderful recipe and I'm thrilled for the coupon too. One of our granddaughters is wild over Hawaiian bread....she'll really love me with a coupon. =)
S.E. Painter said…
what do you mean by slice in half? which way?

sorry to be such a dunce.
Mommy's Kitchen said…
Slice the kings hawaiian bread into one inch thick slices. Then cut each slice in half.
Coleens Recipes said…
I've never tried this brand of bread. From the comments on your post, it sounds like I'm missing out!!
Robin said…
Ummmm---I cannot WAIT to make this! I LOVE King's Hawaiian Bread!
I see you changed your header, I like it. Did you design your header yourself, or did you find the header on one of those free header websites?
Tina said…
Hi Christine,
I designed the new header and the blog button myself. I felt it needed a bit of a change. I really like it.
AMY said…
I can't wait to make this!
Kay Dee said…
Best French Toast I've ever made! Thank you for sharing your tips and insights for all of your recipes (like setting the bread out over night for this one--and LIGHTLY dipping in the batter.) That heps me have the dishes turn out SUPERB! And the natural sweetness of the Kings Hawaiin bread puts this French Toast over the top! Delicious. :)
Patrick said…
Been working with many recipes as of late. The kids love me cooking. My daughter has fallen in love with the Legendary Lion House and the Buttermilk Biscuits. Of course I make it a breakfast by putting cooking eggs, bacon, and cheese. Chocolate Chip Blondie's rule!
Anonymous said…
Can you use the rolls as well? I have so many from a bbq and don't want them to go bad
Anonymous Too said…
I found a recipe for Christmas morning monkey bread (what my family calls pull-aparts) on the King's Hawaiian website. I haven't tried it, but it looks and sounds delicious. The monkey bread recipe would solve your issue of lots of leftover rolls because it uses a 12-pack of rolls per pan of bread.
Unknown said…
I was wondering why the baking powder is in the recipe? Usually it is used as a leavening agent I've seen in it in batters before but those have some sort of flour.
Anonymous said…
I also wonder if you can use the rolls, & maybe flatten them? Also, on the Rum chata gift pack, theres a recipe for french toast, maybe I'll try this with that!
Anonymous said…
Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. I am delighted to see new posts each day, and feel that anyone who disagrees should spend time developing their own recipes and/or page, instead of bombarding you with negative comments!
Anonymous said…
I have been making French toast with Hawaiian Bread for years. But instead of milk, I use a flavored coffee creamer like Bailey's Brown Butter Pecan. It's to die for!!
Unknown said…
This morning, I made this recipe for my family. We all loved it! Most French toast recipes are good, but this one is great. This recipe has now become my official French toast recipe. Thanks, for sharing Mommy's Kitchen.
Anonymous said…
Ok can i use regular bread instead of French toast bread?
Unknown said…
Please can you tell me the reason for using baking powder?
Tina Butler said…
@Jenny Pepper,
you would need to contact the King Hawaiian Bread website as this is an adapted recipe from them. I noted the recipe source at the end of the post. Maybe they can answer your question.
Anonymous said…
I always wondered why my French Toast was sometimes soggy! I'll try drying it out. Thanks for the tip