Mexican French toast rolls

cajetadulce de leche

Mexican French Toast Rolls

Mexican French Toast Rolls

Dedos Gitanos

Recipe Yield

8 French toast rolls

Cooking time

15 minutes

Rate this recipe

4 from 4 votes


  • 8 slices white or wheat sandwich bread
  • Cajeta dulce de leche, nutella, almond or peanut butter, or any preserves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

To Prepare

  • Trim the crust from the bread. Flatten the slices slightly with a rolling pin. In the center of each bread slice, add about 1 teaspoon of the filling of your choice and spread.
  • Roll the bread like a cigar or a rolled taco; set aside until you finish all of the slices.
  • In a bowl mix the egg, the cup of milk, vanilla, and salt, and whisk until well combined. In another bowl, mix the sugar with the cinnamon.
  • Set a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add a tablespoon of butter.
  • Soak the bread rolls in the milk mixture until fully coated. Add them to the hot pan, which should have the butter already melted. Cook the rolls until they’re golden brown and look fully cooked, flipping a few times as they cook to brown on all sides. Roll the fingers in the sugar and cinnamon mixture; they are ready to eat!


10comments inMexican French Toast Rolls


    Aug 07

    Can you make these ahead and then cook them right before serving?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 15

      I think you can prepare them all the way until before soaking them in the egg mixture, that definitely has to be done right before serving Jody. Good luck!

  2. Bertha Marquez

    Apr 07

    They look very delicious and I am going to cook them tonight. It is very exciting to cook something new everyday.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 11

      Let me know how did you like them Bertha 🙂

  3. Anonymous

    Apr 05

    Going to try looks delicious

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 11

      Let me know how you like them 😉

  4. Sasen

    Mar 06

    These were great! They look so fancy but they’re actually so humble. I used pear butter as my filling. 5 stars. Thanks for the video as well.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 07

      Thanks so much Sasen, pear butter!!! Yum!! 😉

  5. gloria

    Oct 12

    This recipe is super delicious and quick to put together! You have to try it. I used cajeta and served with some vanilla ice cream as a quick dessert.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Oct 22

      Yum! Delicious combination gloria 🙂

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