Orange yogurt Stollen french toast

Recipe for Orange yogurt Stollen french toast. Christmas Stollen prepared as classic french toast, topped with creamy orange Greek yogurt, pomegranate seeds, maple syrup. Perfect breakfast or brunch recipe. | @mitzyathome

Perfect recipe for festive brunch.



Stollen french toast

  • one 550g (19.5 oz) Stollen loaf, ends trimmed, cut into 2.5cm | 1 inch slices
  • 4 eggs
  • 180ml (3/4 cup) milk (full fat or part-skimmed)
  • 120ml (1/2 cup) whipping cream
  • 30ml (2 TBSPs) maple syrup (optional)
  • 60g (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

Orange yogurt

  • 220g (1 cup) full fat Greek yogurt
  • zest of 1 organic orange
  • 15ml (1 TBSP) fresh orange juice (from about 1/2 orange)
  • 1 TBSP powdered sugar or 1 TBSP maple syrup or honey

For serving

  • powdered sugar
  • pomegranate seeds
  • maple syrup (optional)


  1. First make the french toast:
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. Preheat oven to 240°C (464°F). Crack eggs in a medium bowl and beat until slightly fluffy. Add milk, whipping cream and maple syrup and whisk until incorporated.
  2. Place slices of Stollen in a large rectangular baking dish or a few smaller pans / plates. Leave enough space around each slice, so you can flip it later. Pour in the egg mixture. Let Stollen soak for about 5 minutes, flip it once or twice during this time. Be careful because it’ll be very soft.
  3. Place 1 piece of butter in a large non-stick pan and cook over medium-high heat. When it starts to foam, place in 4 slices (less if your pan is small) of Stollen and fry for 2-3 minutes. Flip them over, add another piece of butter and fry until golden brown.
  4. Transfer slices to the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the second batch. Once the whole Stollen is fried, transfer baking sheet to the oven and bake Stollen for the final 4 minutes, until all slices puff up and get deep, golden brown.
  5. As the Stollen bakes, prepare the yogurt:
    In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, orange zest, juice and sugar (or syrup if using). Keep covered until serving time.
  6. Once baked, serve Stollen french toast warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar, pomegranate seeds, a dollop of yogurt on top and a side of maple syrup.


My store-bought Stollen measures exactly 20cm (8 inches) in length after I trim the ends and can be cut into 8 equally thick slices.

If you can’t find Stollen in your store, Amazon has some offers as well. Or you can use other types of fruit bread.

When making French toast, take your time. Never cook it on the highest temperature, because you risk burning the bread on the outside, while the middle stays soggy. Also never cut a loaf in slices thicker than 2.5cm (1 inch), as they can either end up being dry or not fully cooked (depending on how long you soak them for).

Recipe inspired by Nopi.

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