Hawaiian bread French toast is soaked in cinnamon, egg, & milk, then cooked up on all sides in butter. Serve with fresh berries & a sprinkle of powdered sugar!
Looking for a fun and delicious way to start your day? This Hawaiian bread French toast takes the traditional classic french toast recipe and brings a new delicious twist!
Sweet Hawaiian rolls are soaked in a cinnamon, egg, and milk mixture, then cooked up on all sides in butter.
Serve with fresh berries and a sprinkle of powdered sugar for the perfect finishing touch!
Hawaiian roll French toast has a thick and fluffy texture that oozes delicious sweet cinnamon flavor.
It’s the kind of breakfast that tastes so good. It’s like King’s Hawaiian French toast sliders made with Hawaiian sweet rolls!
Plus it’s a super easy breakfast recipe that uses up leftover Hawaiian rolls, which saves money on the traditional brioche bread.
How to Make Hawaiian Roll French Toast
A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
STEP TWO: Melt butter in the bottom of a large skillet over medium heat.
STEP THREE: Dunk each side of the Hawaiian rolls in the egg mixture, then place into the pan.
STEP FOUR: Cook each side of each roll for about 30 seconds until golden brown and crispy before flipping. Once you’ve cooked all sides, transfer the french toast rolls to a plate and keep warm.
STEP FIVE: Repeat with the remaining rolls until you’ve cooked all the rolls.
STEP SIX: Sprinkle with powdered sugar, then serve with fresh fruit, like fresh pineapple, and warm maple syrup if desired.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, reheating in the microwave.
What to Serve with King’s Hawaiian French Toast
- Air Fryer Bacon
- Air Fryer Hash Brown Patties
- Bananas Fosters Pancakes
- French Toast Pancakes
- Instant Pot Bacon
- Sausage Patties in the Air Fryer
- Tater Tot Casserole with No Meat
How Long to Cook Hawaiian Roll French Toast
As long as your pan is heated, the rolls are going to cook very quickly. Be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!
This is why I recommend only cooking four at a time even if you have a larger pan.
I find that 30 seconds per side is usually just right, but depending on your pan, you may want to adjust the time by a few seconds.
Play around with it until you find the perfect cooking time!
Don’t forget to cook the rolls on the tops, bottoms, and all sides! You want them to be nice and crispy and golden brown all the way around.
Tips for Making the Best French toast with Hawaiian Bread
- I love using the original King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, but you can use the butter-flavored ones if you prefer.
- Use rubber tongs to dunk and flip the rolls. This will help prevent unnecessary messes and is safer than using your fingers.
- You can cook up to 4 rolls at a time. This will prevent overcrowding and make the timing easier for flipping them.
- The rolls cook very quickly, so make sure you check them frequently to ensure they don’t burn.
- Serve with your favorite toppings! This is a great recipe to add a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top, a drizzle of caramel sauce, whipped cream, or the traditional maple syrup!
More Delicious French Toast Recipes
- Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
- Crockpot French Toast Casserole
- Brioche French Toast Casserole
- French Toast Pancakes
- Air Fryer French Toast
Variations to Hawaiian Roll French Toast
- Cut the King’s Hawaiian Rolls in half before cooking to make them more like thick slices of sweet bread
- Add some brown sugar to the egg mixture for a sweetened version of this recipe
- Use King’s Hawaiian bread for a more traditional french toast bread — just give the sliced bread a quick dip into the mixture to avoid soggy french toast
Other Indulgent Breakfast Recipes You’ll Love:
- 4-Ingredient Banana Bread
- Air Fryer Donuts
- Banana Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
- Bananas Foster Pancakes
- Bisquick Coffee Cake Recipe
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 (12-roll count) pack of Hawaiian Rolls
- Butter for greasing pan
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Fresh berries
- Syrup for dipping
- In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
- Butter the bottom of a large skillet and heat over medium heat.
- Dunk each side of the rolls in the egg mixture and place into the pan.
- Cook 4 rolls at a time and cook each side of each roll for about 30 seconds before flipping. Make sure to cook each side of the roll.
- Repeat with the rest of the rolls.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar, serve with fresh berries and syrup if desired.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 6g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.