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Savory French Toast with Garlicky Mushrooms & Thyme

  • Author: Riz | Chocolates & Chai
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 savory French toast slices 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Put a spin on your favorite brunch with this Savory French Toast recipe. Topped with seared garlicy mushrooms and thyme, this herby, vegetarian breakfast recipe is always a crowd-pleaser.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 ¾-inch thick slices white bread, such as brioche or challah


  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, yolks, milk, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  2. In a large heavy skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and garlic and a pinch of salt and sear until golden brown on all sides. Move the mushrooms to one side of the skillet.
  3. While the mushrooms cook, dip both sides of the bread slices in the egg mixture. Let them soak for 20-30 seconds per side.
  4. Push the mushrooms to one side of the skillet. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the empty side of the skillet. Place the toast into the skillet and cook over medium heat until golden brown on each side, about 2 to 3 minutes. Plate and share the love!


  • Top with a fried egg for some yolk-y goodness if you’re looking for a little extra indulgence.
  • If you’re working in batches, keep the finished toast warm in a 350°F oven until ready to serve.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: savory french toast, savory french toast with garlicky mushrooms, mushroom french toast,