Get ready to elevate your breakfast game with our Homemade Mini French Toast Cereal, inspired by the viral mini pancake cereal trend! Imagine all the deliciousness of classic French toast packed into bite-sized pieces for a fun and convenient breakfast.

This cereal brings together the perfect balance of texture and flavor, reminiscent of the beloved Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal but with a homemade twist that takes it to a whole new level of goodness. Each mini French toast square is a delightful combination of crispy edges and soft centers, making each spoonful the perfect bite.

French toast cereal with banana coins, strawberry slices, whipped cream, and maple syrup on top.
Serve your French toast cereal in a bowl with all your favorite toppings.

If you spend any time online, you’ve probably seen people making mini cereal out of regular breakfast foods. Pancakes are the most common! 

We love a good pancake recipe like our Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes and this Baklava Skillet Pancake. However, we have to admit we’re bigger fans of French toast. Which team are you on? We need to know! 

Either way, we’re confident you’ll love this French toast cereal recipe. The perfect way to switch up your morning routine, this recipe will have you jumping out of bed ready to eat. Prepare it for a kids’ breakfast or after-school snacks, too!

Why This Mini French Toast Cereal Is A Recipe You’ll Crave

  • Just like standard French toast recipes, it uses just a handful of pantry staple ingredients
  • You can quickly whip up a bowl for a brunch party or a family-friendly breakfast feast
  • Every bite bursts with warm cinnamon sugar flavors that leave your tastebuds begging for more. 
  • Each piece of French toast caramelizes beautifully. As a result, they’re golden and crisp on the outside, yet soft and fluffy in the center 

Simple Ingredients, Bold Flavor 

You won’t find any high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, or crispy sweetened corn cereal in this recipe. Unlike the General Mills cinnamon toast crunch cereal, this recipe uses a handful of simple ingredients.

This list of items you need is short and sweet, but don’t let the simplicity fool you. The end result will knock your socks off! 

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Bread – Any fluffy bread will work. However, we love the thick, fluffy texture and sweet taste of Brioche bread in particular. 
  • Eggs – These are crucial to lock moisture into the bread pieces and create a crisp exterior. 
  • Milk – As with most of our recipes, we recommend using whole milk. Its sweet taste and creamy texture will yield finger-licking French toast. However, you can use any milk you like best.
  • Half and Half – Our secret weapon, this makes the flavor extra rich and out of this world delicious. 
  • Vanilla Extract – Pure vanilla extract and not imitation varieties. This is necessary to enhance the rest of the ingredients. 
  • Spices – Cinnamon and nutmeg create a warm, sweet taste. It elevates average French toast into mini French toast bites that are truly delectable. 
  • Butter – We melt unsalted butter in a skillet to cook the mini French toast. This prevents it from sticking to the pan and helping the exterior crisp up.  
  • Brown Sugar – The moisture in brown sugar creates a gorgeous golden brown exterior and adds a boost of flavor. Combined with the rich butter, it will have your guests practically licking their plates!
Bread pieces and strawberries to make mini French toast cereal.
Slice all of your bread pieces into 1-inch squares.

Whisk, Soak, Cook: How to Make Mini French Toast Cereal

If you’ve ever made a traditional skillet French toast recipe, you can make this mini French toast with ease! We follow the same process but make everything super small so it’s extra cute. 

Follow the steps below, and be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the complete details. 

  1. Whisk. In a large mixing bowl, add all the wet ingredients and spices. Whip them together with a fork until smooth. 
  2. Soak. Place bread pieces in the bowl, submerging them completely. Set the bowl aside to allow the bread enough time to absorb the liquid and expand in size. 
  3. Cook. In a skillet, melt butter and brown sugar. Arrange some of the French toast pieces in a single layer. Cook each side until the bread caramelizes.
  4. Repeat. Add more butter and sugar to the skillet, and repeat the process until all of the bread cooks.
  5. Enjoy! Dig into a bowl of your mini French toast cereal bites while they’re still warm. 

Find the complete ingredients, instructions, and nutrition facts in the recipe card below.

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Serving Suggestions

Okay, obviously, we called this recipe homemade mini French toast cereal. That implies it’s served with milk, which you can totally do for a kids’ cereal-inspired meal. Just make sure to eat it quickly so it doesn’t become soggy! 

Or, for a more traditional way of serving your tiny French toast, try adding all the best toppings. For instance, some of our favorite options for fun kids snacks include: 

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Sliced bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter drizzle 
  • Nutella drizzle
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped cream 

Common Questions About French Toast Cereal 

How long does this mini French toast cereal last? 

Once cooled, you can transfer leftover French toast bites to a sealable bag or airtight container. Store them in the fridge for up to four to five days.

Can I freeze mini French toast? 

Yes, to freeze, arrange the mini French toast cereal pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place them in the freezer until they’re solid. Then, transfer them to a freezer bag, and keep them frozen for up to two months. 

Is this mini French toast cereal gluten-free? 

No, but you can easily make it gluten-free by swapping out the Brioche with your favorite gluten-free bread. 

More Unique Ways to Enjoy French Toast

If you’re a French toast fanatic like us, get ready to discover even more mouthwatering variations that will take your breakfast game to new heights! Here are some of our favorite French toast recipes that absolutely must go on your breakfast or brunch bucket list:

Bread pieces and strawberries to make mini French toast cereal.

Homemade Mini French Toast Cereal Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Upgrade your breakfast with this easy homemade mini French toast cereal for a sweet recipe that’s almost too cute to eat!


  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk room temperature
  • 1/4 cup half and half room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 loaf Brioche bread cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Optional: strawberries bananas, maple syrup, and whipped cream for topping


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, milk, half and half, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
    3 large eggs, 1/2 cup whole milk, 1/4 cup half and half, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Add the Brioche bread, and mix gently until the bread pieces are completely coated.
    1 loaf Brioche bread
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter with 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar, whisking to combine.
    4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Reduce the heat to medium, and arrange half the bread pieces in a single layer in the skillet.
  • Cook until they’re caramelized on both sides, flipping each piece once. Transfer the mini French toast cereal bites to a plate.
  • Repeat, adding the remaining butter and sugar and cooking the rest of the bread pieces.
  • Serve warm topped with strawberries, bananas, maple syrup, and whipped cream, if desired.
    Optional: strawberries
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four to five days.


To Freeze: Arrange the cooked and cooled mini French toast cereal bites in a single layer on a baking sheet. Transfer the sheet to the freezer for about an hour or until the bread pieces are solid. Transfer them to a freezer bag, and keep them frozen for up to two months. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1022IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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