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Elevate your French Toast and make Hawaiian Roll French Toast. Loaded with delicious flavor and made with simple ingredients.

Syrup being drizzled over the top of Hawaiian Rolls French Toast on a plate
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If you love the soft and buttery taste of Hawaiian Rolls, then you will want to make this French Toast Recipe. The soft and pillow type texture of the rolls makes it the perfect twist on a our classic French Toast Recipe.

French Toast makes the perfect Breakfast Recipe. Make sure to also check out these recipes – Banana Bread French Toast and Cracker Barrel French Toast Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

Hawaiian Rolls a must for all our Holiday Meals. In fact, we have even made Homemade Kings Hawaiian Rolls recipe because we love them so much. Dipping the rolls into the cinnamon sugar mixture adds the perfect blend of flavor for a delicious meal idea.

The Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are cooked with the perfect texture and even better served with your favorite toppings and side dishes.

Ingredients

Hawaiian Rolls, half and half, vanilla extract, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • Hawaiian rolls – Split the rolls in half
  • Large Eggs – Check out these Best Egg Substitutes if you are out.
  • Ground Cinnamon and Nutmeg – If you love pumpkin, add in pumpkin spice.

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Topping Ideas

This King’s Hawaiian French Toast is even better with your favorite toppings. These are some of ours, but feel free to use your own.

  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Butter
  • Fresh Berries – Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries

How to Make Hawaiian Roll French Toast

Milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl with a whisk

Step 1 – Whisk together the eggs, milk, granulated sugar, teaspoon vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a shallow dish or bowl, until well combined.

Dipping the rolls into the egg mixture in the bowl with one roll on a silver spatula

Step 2 – Preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Dip each split sweet Hawaiian rolls into the French Toast Batter, ensuring both sides are well coated. Let the excess liquid drip off.

Placing the rolls in a skillets

Step 3 – Place the soaked roll slices onto the heated skillet or griddle.

Golden Brown Hawaiian Rolls in a skillet with a wooden spoon

Step 4 – Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy in the pan.

  • Step 5 – Remove from heat and place on a serving plate. Repeat with the remaining rolls.
  • Step 6 – Serve the French toast warm, topped with your favorite syrup and toppings.

Recipe Tips

  • Soak Time – Be careful not to over soak the Hawaiian rolls as they are softer than traditional bread. A quick dip is all that’s needed to coat them in the custard.
  • Cooking Temperature – Ensure that the skillet or griddle is at a medium heat. A higher heat might cause the outside to brown too quickly, leaving the inside undercooked, especially given the richer custard mixture. 
  • Griddle – You can cook these in a large skillet or griddle. If you are looking at getting a new griddle check out the Best Pancake Griddles of 2024.
Hawaiian Rolls stacked on a plate topped with powdered sugar

Serving Suggestions

French Toast is even better served with your favorite side dishes. Add a side of Fresh Fruit Salad with a side of Air Fryer Bacon. For added protein I love to make Over Hard Eggs and sausage for a hearty meal idea.

We have even served it with Protein Fruit Smoothie for a delicious combination.

Hawaiian Rolls French Toast stacked on a plate topped with maple syrup and a side of fresh fruit

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover French Toast

These sweet Hawaii Rolls French Toast are best served fresh. But if you have leftovers, store in an airtight container separate from the toppings. They will last about 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

How do you Warm Up French Toast

Warm the French Toast in the microwave to reheat. We recommend to reheat in 30 second intervals.

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Hawaiian Roll French Toast

5 from 1 vote
Take French toast up a notch with this Hawaiian Roll French Toast recipe. Instead of bread, we are using Hawaiian Rolls!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 320

Ingredients

  • 12 Hawaiian rolls split in half
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Butter or non-stick spray for cooking
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Instructions

  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a shallow dish or bowl, until well combined.
  • Preheat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease with butter or non-stick spray.
  • Dip each split Hawaiian roll into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are well coated. Let the excess liquid drip off.
  • Place the soaked rolls onto the heated skillet or griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove from heat and place on a serving plate. Repeat with the remaining rolls.
  • Serve the French toast warm, topped with your favorite syrup and toppings.

Recipe Notes

– Soak Time: Be careful not to over soak the Hawaiian rolls as they are softer than traditional bread. A quick dip is all that’s needed to coat them in the custard.
– Cooking Temperature: Ensure that the skillet or griddle is at a medium heat. A higher heat might cause the outside to brown too quickly, leaving the inside undercooked, especially given the richer custard mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 320kcal, Carbohydrates 40g, Protein 12g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 170mg, Sodium 245mg, Potassium 108mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 18g, Vitamin A 342IU, Vitamin C 0.4mg, Calcium 68mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Casey says:

    5 stars
    I was able to use up leftover Hawaiian Rolls with this simple recipe!