Is the Viral Hawaiian Roll French Toast Worth Making?

Hawaiian Rolls French Toast

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 25 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, creamer, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

2

Cut the rolls in half. Heat a skillet to medium heat on the stove with butter.

3

Quickly dunk the rolls and add them to the skillet. Turn and toast the coated rolls on each side until browned and cooked. They cook pretty quickly in 2-3 minutes. Transfer the cooked pieces to a plate.

4

Top with powdered sugar, maple syrup, fresh berries, and bananas as desired.

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Does the popular Hawaiian roll French toast food trend live up to the hype? We think so. Here’s why this brunch idea is a winner!

Hawaiian roll french toast on a plate with fruit

Here’s a creative way to utilize soft Hawaiian rolls!

If you’re curious about this viral TIktok trend of making French toast using King’s Hawaiian rolls, I tried it recently! I’m excited to report back that this was some of the best French toast I have ever had.

The toasted custard outside paired with a soft chewy middle is undeniably delicious. I see now why it’s so popular on social media and you may even find it featured at trendy brunch restaurants near you.

kings Hawaiian rolls on the counter

Turns out these soft and stretchy sweet rolls we like in slider recipes, make a killer French toast!

If you have an absolute favorite recipe for French toast featuring eggs, milk, and ground cinnamon, by all means, feel free to use it here.  I have been making French toast lately with a little sweet cream coffee creamer for some added sweetness and love the result. I also add a little nutmeg and love that flavor.

I know you can make French toast with various loaves of bread like brioche, french bread, croissants, and even leftover hot dog buns. Consider giving this Hawaiian roll idea a try, because I think you’ll love it too.

adding milk to eggs

adding cinnamon and nutmeg into french toast

cutting hawaiian rolls in half

soaking french toast in milk mixture

using hawaiian rolls to make french toast

adding powdered sugar to french toast

adding fruit to french toast

adding syrup to Hawaiian roll french toast on a plate


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Hawaiian Rolls French Toast

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 25 MINUTES

Fluffy soft, and chewy Hawaiian rolls are used to make French toast as a fun twist to this breakfast staple.

Ingredients

Directions

1

In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, creamer, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

2

Cut the rolls in half. Heat a skillet to medium heat on the stove with butter.

3

Quickly dunk the rolls and add them to the skillet. Turn and toast the coated rolls on each side until browned and cooked. They cook pretty quickly in 2-3 minutes. Transfer the cooked pieces to a plate.

4

Top with powdered sugar, maple syrup, fresh berries, and bananas as desired.

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fork with hawaiian roll french toast bite

 

Tips for making the best Hawaiian roll French toast:

  • As far as the milk goes, you can definitely sub in a specific type that you have on hand or desire. For instance heavy cream works, half and half, whole milk. Coffee creamer works as a clever non-dairy option or even almond milk.
  • Be sure to quickly dunk your rolls and not leave them to soak. That will create soggy bread. I think kitchen tongs are super helpful for this.
  • You can consider cooking these in the air fryer if desired. I bet that would give a yummy texture. Try 375 degrees for 5-6 minutes until browned.
  • Feel free to top your French toast as desired with fruit or nuts. I love a classic berry and banana combo, but use your favorite fruit! Rolling them in a granulated sugar and cinnamon mixture would be delicious too.

woman holding plate of french toast with powdered sugar

It’s a yes from me on this latest internet food trend!

I love this as a lazy Sunday morning breakfast for the family. We added some crispy bacon on the side and this was an excellent brunch! Plus, it was easy to make too.

If you have tried this French toast method, let us know in the comments! 


Have you seen my favorite beach or road trip sandwich hack using Hawaiian rolls yet?! 


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 6

  1. Julie

    Looks delicious! Going to give this a try soon. Is the sweet coffee creamer that you used a liquid or powdered creamer? Thanks!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I use Chobani sweet cream which is a liquid. It’s so good if you have’t tried it yet. Thanks Julie!

  2. DEB

    I like to stir in some Greek honey vanilla yogurt into my egg mix. I think it adds some extra goodness.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh love that idea! Thanks Deb!

  3. Sara

    I often use the flavored creamers we have in the house for coffee in my French toast/waffles/pancakes mixes I make. They add great flavor (especially the caramel flavored ones!) and we go sugar free so no added sugars which is good!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Great idea to use those creamers for other mixes you make too, Sara! 🤗 The caramel flavored option does sound delicious. Thanks so much for sharing! 💗

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