Panettone is a sweet bread that originated in Milan. It is a standard treat enjoyed by Italians during the Christmas season. It’s wonderful on its own, with perhaps a little butter. I like to use it for a breakfast treat. If you have any leftover panettone from Christmas, here is a delicious breakfast idea for you: Panettone French Toast.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Panettone (I used two mini panettone, one per person)
  • 2 eggs
  • Splash of milk
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Several pats of butter
  • Maple syrup

Turn the panettone sideways and cut into half-inch round slices.

In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, milk, and spices, and whisk together.

In a large skillet, melt butter (one pat for each slice of bread), dip panettone slices into the egg mixture, coating on both sides. Place into the skillet on top of the melted butter. Cook for about a minute, then flip over and cook on the other side, until the egg sets and the pieces are golden.

Serve with maple syrup and a side of fruit.

panettone French toast