Savory French Toast 
with Creamy Mushrooms & Poached Eggs

Who says French toast has to be sweet? Here, savory mushrooms are cooked with butter, thyme and milk and spooned over caraway rye French toast for a satisfying breakfast-for-dinner.

Kelly Brisson



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Prep Time
30 min
30 min


  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp organic unsalted butter or olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme (TIP: Substitute with 1/2 tsp dried thyme.)
  • 1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper flakes or red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1 tsp whole-wheat flour
  • 1¼ cups whole milk, divided
  • 7 large eggs, divided
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 slices whole-grain caraway rye bread
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh 
flat-leaf parsley


  1. In a large nonstick skillet on medium-high, melt 1 tbsp butter. Add mushrooms and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are light golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in thyme, pepper flakes and 1/8 tsp salt and transfer mixture to a bowl. To skillet, add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add ½ cup milk and cook, scraping up browned bits from bottom, until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir into mushroom mixture; cover to keep warm. Wipe out skillet.
  2. In a large baking dish, whisk together 3 eggs, black pepper and remaining 1/8 tsp salt and 3/4 cup milk. Arrange bread in a single layer in baking dish, turning to coat. In skillet on medium-high, melt remaining 2 tsp butter. Working in batches, add bread and cook, turning once, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, fill a wide, shallow saucepan with 2 inches water; bring to a boil. Add vinegar. In a small bowl, break 1 egg and gently slip into water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Cover, turn off heat and let stand for 3 minutes, or until desired doneness. Divide toast among plates. Top with mushroom mixture, poached eggs and parsley.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 slices toast, 1 egg, ¼ of sauce
  • Calories 408
  • Carbohydrate Content 41 g
  • Cholesterol Content 346 mg
  • Fat Content 19 g
  • Fiber Content 5 g
  • Protein Content 23 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 8 g
  • Sodium Content 707 mg
  • Sugar Content 8 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g