Cinder French Toast Maple Syrup Bacon Recipe Cinder Grill

French Toast

French Toast with Maple Bacon and Cardamom Cream

Cinder is about to take your brunch game to a whole new level. Perfectly fluffy pillows of brioche french toast meet caramelized bacon and gently spiced cream, all topped off with tart blueberries and a good glug of maple syrup.

For a lighter, meat-free take on the dish, try swapping out the cream and bacon for greek yoghurt and a sprinkling of crunchy granola.

Cinder French Toast Recipe Maple Syrup

French Toast Recipe Cinder Maple Syrup Bacon Grill

Cinder Grill French Toast Bacon Recipe




  • 4 1-inch slices of brioche loaf
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 eggs 


  • 8 slices unsmoked thick-cut bacon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage


  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Maple syrup


  1. Preset your oven to 350oF.

  2. Place the slices of brioche on a baking tray with raised edges. Whisk the milk and eggs together until smooth then pour the mixture over the brioche. Ensure that both sides of the brioche are coated and leave for around 20 minutes, flipping occasionally, until all the custard has been soaked up by the brioche.

  3. When the brioche is fully saturated, set your Cinder device to 400oF. Once it has come up to temperature, brush both plates with butter and add the brioche slices. Close the device and grill for 90 seconds, or until the brioche is a rich golden brown.

  4. Remove the brioche to a clean baking tray, place the tray in the warm oven, and wipe down the grill plates with a paper towel.

  5. Set the grill to sear mode, add the bacon, and close the lid, cooking for 6-8 minutes until the bacon is crispy and browned (you may need to flip the bacon, depending on how thick it is cut).

  6. While the bacon is cooking, whisk the cream until it makes soft peaks. Stir in the cardamom and powdered sugar then set aside.

  7. Once the bacon is browned, pour over the maple syrup, sprinkle with cardamom, and scatter the chopped sage. Turn off the device and leave the bacon for one minute to caramelize as it cools slightly.

  8. To assemble the dish, remove the french toast from the oven and transfer to individual plates. Top each slice with a large spoonful of cream, two slices of bacon, a scattering of blueberries, and maple syrup to taste. Serve immediately.