This holiday French Toast recipe is a wonderful twist on a family favorite

Holiday Rolled French Toast Wreath photo courtesy of Wonder Bread
Holiday Rolled French Toast Wreath photo courtesy of Wonder Bread /

Holiday mornings are often filled with cheer and merriment. Given that it is a special occasion, that bowl of cereal might not quite capture the festive mood. At the same time, many people want that taste of familiar. It may not be time to break out the global flavors or unusual ingredients. This holiday French Toast recipe from Wonder Bread is wonderful in both its flavor and presentation.

Since the holiday breakfast can be busy, a recipe that allows people to come, go, and graze can be a delightful option. While the breakfast board has become a staple, some cooks might prefer to have just one food instead of the smorgasbord of options.

This holiday French Toast recipe from Wonder Bread brings a festive appearance and a flavor that everyone will enjoy. Although it is a twist on a classic breakfast food, it has enough of those familiar flavors that will make everyone smile.

More importantly, the idea turns French Toast into a finger food. Although, there might be a need for some napkins because no one wants sticky fingers around the holidays. A quick bite can have everyone going back to the festivities without a worry.

Looking at this recipe idea, it is another option where one ingredient can be transformed into many ways. Wonder Bread is not just for sandwiches. When the home cook can find multiple uses for a food staple, it is a help to the food budget.

Holiday French Toast recipe from Wonder Bread
Holiday Rolled French Toast Wreath photo courtesy of Wonder Bread /

Hungry for a holiday French Toast recipe?

Here’s how to make Rolled French Toast Wreath Courtesy of Wonder Bread


  • 36 slices Wonder Classic White Bread
  • 12 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided, plus 2 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup blueberry preserves (or jam)
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves (or jam)
  • 1/4 cup raspberry preserves (or jam)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 5 tsp ground cinnamon, divided


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350° F. Stack two pieces of bread on top of each other and use a rolling pin to flatten. Trim the crusts, then separate the individual slices. Repeat with the remaining bread.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and lemon zest. Mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, milk, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and 2 tsp of cinnamon. Set aside.

Step 3: Use a spatula to spread about 2 tsp of cream cheese mixture across a slice of flattened bread. Top with 1 tsp of strawberry preserves. Repeat with remaining bread for blueberry and raspberry preserves.

Step 4: Tightly roll each slice of bread and place seam-side down so they stay closed.

Step 5: In a small bowl, mix together 2 remaining tbsp of granulated sugar and the remaining 3 tsp of cinnamon.

Step 6: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set a 3-inch-wide bowl in the center of the pan. Dip each roll-up in the custard, allowing any excess to drip off. Arrange 12 roll-ups around the bowl on the prepared baking sheet. Brush all over with custard and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with remaining roll-ups, then remove the bowl from center of the ring.

Step 7: Bake Rolled French Toast Wreath for 22-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven, then replace bowl in the center of the wreath and fill with maple syrup. Enjoy!