What To Do with Leftover French Toast Batter

What To Do with Leftover French Toast Batter? 7 Ideas

Last Updated on May 16, 2024 by Shari Mason

If you happen to have leftover batter and French toast is your go-to meal, you have come to the perfect place.

Here we’ll share delicious recipes and ideas for using your leftover French toast batter, so you won’t have to worry about wasting it again. 

With simple ingredients and creativity, you can transform all the bread leftovers into something amazing.  

Here’s what to do with leftover French toast batter. 

Top 7 Mouthwatering Recipes for Leftover French Toast Batter

1. Calvados Omelette 

Calvados Omelette on a plate

Enjoy a delicious French-style omelet [1] in only 10 minutes with this quick and easy recipe.


  • 1/4 cup leftover French batter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Calvados
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Whisk the eggs and Calvados together until the mixture is smooth. Next, add the egg and Calvados mixture when the butter starts heating in a non-stick pan. 

Fry until the edges of the omelet are golden brown, flip it over and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Make a few slices and serve for a delicious calvados omelet. 


2. Leftover French Toast Batter for Fried Foods (Chicken Nuggets or Strips)

Fried Foods (Chicken Nuggets or Strips) batter is an easy and tasty recipe that is great for breading and frying chicken. It can be prepared quickly in about 20 minutes and only needs to be made once.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup of cold beer or water
  • 1 egg

Combine the dry ingredients, add beer, or water and whisk until smooth. Add eggs and stir until mixed. Dip chicken in the batter to make French toast, then fry in hot oil until golden and crispy. Serve with a dipping sauce and biscuits or regular bread.


 3. Waffles

Waffle with Berries

Make a delicious cooked French toast waffle [2] in just 20 minutes with this recipe!


  • 2 cups leftover French toast batter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Combine 2 cups of French toast batter, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 2 cups of flour. 

Grease a waffle maker, set it according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and pour in the batter. Wait until golden brown, and serve with butter, syrup, honey, and your favorite toppings. 

4. Ice Cream and Caramel Toast

This easy recipe takes only 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to complete. Enjoy leftover French toast batter in a new way with a delicious ice cream and caramel toast treat. [3]


  • Leftover French toast batter
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream

Begin by heating a large skillet. Melt the butter and stir in the sugar and cinnamon until dissolved. 

Add the batter to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Alternately, dip bread in the batter and place it on the baking sheet. 

Bake for 15 minutes, flipping slices in the middle of baking. Once cooked, top with whipped cream and ice cream, sprinkle with more brown sugar and cinnamon, and serve.

5. Cheater Crepes

Cheater Crepes are a quick and delicious breakfast treat made with leftover French Toast batter. Just 5 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes total are needed to make this tasty dish.

“The things that you did with parents, whether it was spending every Sunday morning with your dad and eating french toast and watching Popeye, or decorating the Christmas tree with our mother — these are memories that help you be happy.”

— Leonardo DiCaprio, Actor


  • Leftover French Toast Batter 
  • Butter 
  • Sugar 
  • Berries (optional)
  • Maple syrup (optional)

Heat a pan over medium heat, add the butter, spread the batter around, and cook for 2 minutes. Flip and wait for another 1-2 minutes. 

Remove the crepe from the pan and serve the fruity toasted sandwich warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a dollop of whipping cream. For something simple, add the custard. Enjoy!

6. Pancake

Pancake using Leftover French Toast Batter is a delicious and quick way to use up any leftover French toast batter you may have. 

This recipe requires just a few ingredients and can be prepared quickly.


  • Extra French toast batter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Cocoa powder (optional)

In a bowl, combine French toast batter, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, vegetable oil, and milk until combined. 

Heat a non-stick skillet, grease it with non-cooking spray or butter, and scoop 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Give 2 minutes for each side until lightly browned.

7. French Toast Bread Pudding

French Toast Bread Puddin on a baking pan

An alternative to the monkey bread, this French toast casserole recipe [4] provides a creative and effortless way to use leftover French Toast batter. It requires minimal ingredients and can be ready in an hour or less.


  • 4 cups stale bread, cubed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups leftover batter from French toast casserole 

First, preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 baking dish. Mix cubed French bread, eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla in a separate bowl. 

Pour the mixture into the pan and bake it for 35 minutes. 

A perfect French Toast should be golden brown, cooked through when done, and allowed to cool slightly before serving. Add whipping cream for extra flair.


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For two days, you can store the egg mixture in an airtight container for the best French toast in the fridge.

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The leftover batter will remain good for up to three days when stored in an airtight container. 

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Yes. Store French toast batter, prepared in advance, in the refrigerator for up to two days before use. It is recommended to consume the extra batter within two days for the best results.

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Yes. If stored properly, you can save French toast batter for the next day.

Wrapping Up

To summarize, it is best to store the French toast batter in the refrigerator and use it within two days. 

Alternatively, you can freeze the batter for more French toast later for up to two months for a longer shelf-life. 

If you want to creatively use the leftover French toast batter, you can make French toast monkey bread, pancakes, or flour tortillas.


Shari Mason

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