Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast

Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast


Serving Size: 4 Slices

Active Time:

~10 min

Total Time:

~18 - 22 min

About this Recipe

What’s better on Sunday morning than homemade French toast? Fast and easy no-flip French toast! We added poppy seeds and lemon zest for a fun twist on the classic recipe. If you prefer the traditional style, just omit those ingredients.


  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 slices French bread (1 inch thick), preferably from country-style loaf or batard (not baguette)
  • Maple syrup for serving
  • Fresh fruit for serving (optional)
  • Chopped pecans or almonds for serving (optional)

From Your Pantry


kosher salt


Brava metal tray

baking sheet

mixing bowl


Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Sweets
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid Friendly
  • American
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Metal Tray
  • Recipes
  • Serves 4
  • Weekend

  1. step

    Prep custard

    • Set out 2 teaspoons butter to soften for 15–30 minutes.
    • If you prefer classic French toast, omit poppy seeds and lemon zest.
    • In medium bowl, whisk together milk, cream, eggs, egg yolk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, poppy seeds, lemon zest and ½ teaspoon salt.

  2. step

    Soak bread in custard

    • Pour custard mixture into baking sheet. Place bread slices in custard and soak for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Flip and soak for 30 seconds more.
    • While bread soaks, evenly spread softened butter on Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray.

  3. step

    Bake French Toast

    • Remove bread slices from custard, letting excess drip off, and place slices, evenly spaced apart, in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of metal tray.
    • Slide metal tray into top shelf.
    • Select “Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast” on your Brava touchscreen and follow instructions.

  4. step


    • When your food is done, transfer French toast to individual plates.
    • Drizzle with maple syrup and, if desired, top with fresh fruit and/or pecans or almonds.