Mother’s Day French Toast with Manuka Honey sprinkled with fresh berries

by Manuka Honey Team April 23, 2024 2 min read

Mother’s Day French Toast Recipe with Manuka Honey

Are you looking to make Mother's Day extra special for your mum? Why not start Mother's Day with a tasty Manuka Honey French Toast for breakfast? It is a sweet, indulgent treat with a healthy twist to make your mum feel cherished and cared for. 

What is French toast?

French toast is a dish made by soaking bread slices in a mixture of beaten eggs and milk, then frying them until golden brown. It's often flavoured with cinnamon, vanilla, or other spices and served with toppings like honey, syrup, fruit, or powdered sugar.

Where does French Toast come from?

Its origins are a bit murky, but it's been around for centuries. It likely originated in medieval Europe as a way to use up stale bread. The French call it "pain perdu," which means "lost bread," referring to its use of bread that would otherwise be discarded. Over time, variations of French toast have appeared in cuisines around the world.


Before you get cooking, here are 3 tips to make the best Manuka Honey French toast:

  1. Use the Right Bread: Opt for thick slices of bread, like brioche. Sturdier bread holds up better to soaking without becoming too soggy.
  2. Choose authentic Manuka Honey: Choosing real Manuka Honey mean you are using a raw and organic ingredient. For the final Manuka honey garnish use a 10+ UMF honey or higher that will support your mum’s wellbeing.
  3. Soak Properly: Let the bread soak in the egg, milk and Manuka Honey mixture for long enough to thoroughly penetrate the bread, but not so long that it becomes mushy. Aim for about 30 seconds per side, ensuring each slice is evenly coated but not oversaturated.


Manuka Honey French Toast Recipe


  • 4 slices of thick bread (like brioche or challah)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Manuka honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter or oil for frying
  • Fresh berries and additional Manuka honey for serving



  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, Manuka honey, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt until well combined.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a little butter or oil to coat the surface.
  • Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing it to soak for about 20-30 seconds on each side. Make sure the bread is evenly coated but not soggy.
  • Place the soaked bread slices onto the preheated skillet or griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Once cooked, transfer the French toast to a serving plate. Drizzle with additional Manuka honey and serve with fresh berries.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar if desired, and serve immediately while warm.

This Manuka Honey French Toast is sure to be a hit with your mum on Mother's Day! It's simple to make yet incredibly delicious, making it the perfect way to show your appreciation for her.

To add the extra wow factor, our Mother’s Day gifts are very popular and a sweet alternative to flowers and a healthier alternative to chocolate. Manuka Honey makes a great gift which you can read more about on our blog.