Perfect for brunch or even dessert, these peach cobbler french toast bites are crispy on the outside, and fluffy, pillowy soft on the inside, gushing with warm cinnamony peach cobbler filling with every bite.
In this recipe, sweet Hawaiian rolls are used to make this super easy. These rolls are stuffed with an easy peach cobbler filling then they are dunked in egg and cream mixture, rolled in graham cracker crumbs, pan fried to crisp buttery perfection and finally, tossed in cinnamon-sugar. You’ll adore these Peach Cobbler French Toast Bites.
Why You’ll Love Peach Cobbler French Toast
Crunchy bite-sized french toast cubes are pillowy soft and oozing with a warm peach cobbler center and tossed in cinnamon sugar. There are so many craveable elements in these french toast bites, making them adored by people of all ages.
- Pillowy sweet Hawaiian rolls – Kings Hawaiian rolls have a touch of sweetness, plenty of fluffy texture and they are the perfect size for this three bite french toast.
- Loved by all – kids and adults alike will adore this bite-sized recipe!
- Super easy recipe – there are a few bowls required for dunking, rolling and tossing, but very little effort. This recipe is very easy to make.
- Brunch or dessert – serve these up with eggs and bacon or enjoy them warm with vanilla ice cream.
- Tons of texture – pillow soft rolls, crunchy crisp graham cracker exterior that’s pan fried in butter, oozing peach cobbler filling in the center.
Here is a list of the items we’ll need for these peach cobbler french toast bites. If you cook and bake often, most of the ingredients needed may already be living in your kitchen!
Be sure to review the printable recipe card below for the complete list of measurements.
King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Rolls
Peaches (canned if out of season)
Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Sugar (brown and white)
How to Make Peach Cobbler French Toast?
Step 1: Prep all ingredients
Make the cream-egg mixture and set aside. Grind up the graham crackers, prepare the cinnamon sugar and make the simple peach filling.
Step 2: Fill the Hawaiian Rolls
Cut a 1 1/2″ hole in the tops of each rolls (only working the knife 3/4 of the way down). Slice off the excess bread from the bread top “plug” that you removed, allowing room for the filling.
Add a few spoonfuls of peach filling into each roll and replace the tops to plug the hole. Use a fork to tamp down the tops to seal them.
Step 3: Batter and Pan Fry
Heat a skillet to medium low and add butter. Dunk in the egg mixture, then roll in the graham crackers, then cook in the skillet about 2 minutes per side until golden brown. Be sure to monitor your pan temp so the butter doesn’t burn and brown.
Step 4: Toss & Glaze
Toss each of the french toast bites into the cinnamon sugar straight from the warm pan. Toss on each side for full coverage. Optionally, you can also top these with a buttery glaze made with melted butter and powdered sugar (see full recipe details below).
What Kind of Bread is Used?
To keep this recipe simple and easy and to yield the perfect bite-sized squares, we are using King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls (12 pack). Hawaiian rolls are melt-in-your-mouth soft with the perfect amount of sweetness.
You can also use brioche rolls if you don’t have access to Hawaiian rolls. Unfortunately, I haven’t tested these with any other rolls so at this time these are the only rolls I recommend.
Do These Peach Cobbler French Toast Bites Taste “Eggy”?
On a scale from 1-Eggy, these french toast bites are a 3. I am in the minority when I say, I don’t like eggy french toast. For most people, this is what makes french toast shine. For me, it’s off-putting. Since this is more of a brunch dessert, I cut back the amount of eggs in the cream-egg mixture.
If you prefer traditional eggy french toast, you can simply add 1-2 more eggs into the cream mixture without adjusting any other ingredients.
Alternative Fillings for Peach Cobbler French Toast Bites?
If you’ve tried these and you are looking for more variations, here are some cute ideas to try. They pair perfectly with the cinnamon-sugar coating, the graham cracker crust and the sweet Hawaiian rolls.
- Apple pie filling
- Peanut butter and banana slices
- Strawberry cheesecake
- Unfilled for less sweetness
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Peach Cobbler French Toast Bites
- 1 pack King's Hawaiian Original Rolls
- 2 packs graham crackers (about 18 sheets)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons butter salted
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Peach Cobbler Filling
- 29 oz can peaches in heavy syrup 2 lbs. fresh peaches, peeled and seed removed.
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon corn starch (mixed with 2 teaspoons water)
Buttery Glaze (optional)
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Strain peaches and pan dry, then dice the peaches into small chunks.
- In a saucepan, over medium low, add the peaches and all peach mixture ingredients (except the corn starch). Stir until the brown sugar melts, then simmer to a low boil. Drizzle in the cornstarch slurry as you stir to prevent clumping. Allow the peaches to cool slightly while preparing other ingredients.
- In a large bowl whisk together the cream/egg mixture by combining all the ingredients and whisking until smooth.
- Use a food processor to crush graham crackers into crumbs. Set aside in a small bowl.
- In a shallow dish, combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Assemble French Toast Bites
- Cut a 1 1/2" square hole in the tops of each roll, only working the knife 3/4 of the way down. Slice off the excess bread from the bread "plug" that you removed, allowing room for the filling and set aside.
- Add a few spoonfuls of peach filling into each roll and replace the tops to plug the hole. Use a fork to tamp down the tops to seal them.
Cook & Glaze
- Heat a skillet to medium low and add 2 tablespoons of butter and allow it to melt. Dunk each roll in the egg mixture coating all sides, then roll in the graham crackers, patting the graham crackers into the roll to give it a crust.
- Dip the bottoms of the rolls back into the cream/egg mixture and directly into the pan.
- Cook in the skillet about 2 minutes per side until golden brown. Be sure to monitor your pan temp so the butter doesn't burn and brown.
- Toss each of the french toast bites into the cinnamon sugar straight from the warm pan.
- If desired, prepare the glaze by whisking together the ingredients into a medium bowl. Drizzle across each of the french toast bites and serve warm.