Grilled French Toast

Grilled French toast is a great way to utilize your grill for more than just burgers and chops. Feel free to use your favorite French toast recipe, or the one I have here (which I’ve “borrowed” from Alton Brown, with a few tweaks).


  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread


  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. You may do this the night before. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.
  2. Preheat grill to 375° F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 15 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Oil the grill grates thoroughly using a towel or paper towel in between each batch of French toast. They can stick very easily.
  4. Over direct medium-low heat, place bread onto the grill and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove from direct heat and place in foil over indirect heat for at least 5 minutes. Repeat with all remaining slices. Serve with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.

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