Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

I saw this prepared on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and they only shared ingredients, not amounts. After searching many french toast recipes, this is what my kids and I arrived at. You'll never search for another French toast recipe after this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour Cap'n Crunch into a gallon-size ziplock bag and crush to a course meal -- make sure there are a few good size pieces in the mix. Pour into a 9x13 pan in order to dredge properly.
  2. Combine eggs, sugar, cream, vanilla, and spices in a large bowl. It will have the consistency of custard.
  3. Soak each slice of Texas Toast in wet ingredients, 30 seconds each side. Be sure the edges are moist, too.
  4. Dredge in Cap'n Crunch, lightly press onto each side, and around the crust. Place on parchment paper until all slices are coated.
  5. Heat 2 tbs. butter in large skillet, then gently place slices in pan; two at a time.
  6. Cook three minutes per side. Place on parchment covered baking pan in a warm oven.
Most Helpful

Well I can tell you that I have been to that very diner in the USA, and tried the Capn Crunch French Toast. This recipe HIT IT DEAD ON. Nice job!

dboiani January 04, 2009

We used 1/2 the amount HC and the rest 1/2&1/2 as well as thick sliced challah and just didn't soak as long AMAZINGLY FABULOUS Thank you!

loridd941 February 19, 2016

I did a variation of this by just putting eggs, milk, 1 Tb baking powder,vanilla, & cinnamon together. Crushing Cap'n Crunch. and dredging the Texas Toast through the liquid then the crunch. I have always cooked the french toast in about 1" of hot cooking oil. What a great recipe. My 7 kids can't get enough of these in the morning!!!!

keisling62 February 15, 2009