Rabanada Rave: Brazil’s Fabulous French Toast Fiesta!

Get ready to samba your taste buds with this sweet Brazilian treat!

Hey there, foodies and adventure seekers! Are you ready to dive into the world of Brazilian cuisine and uncover a scrumptious secret?

Look no further, because today, we’re exploring the mouth watering world of Rabanada – Brazil’s very own version of French toast! This delightful dish will sweep you off your feet and have you dancing to the samba beat in no time!

History of Rabanada:

A true Brazilian gem, Rabanada has its roots in Portuguese cuisine, with a little South American flair.

Traditionally enjoyed during Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, this heavenly dessert has taken Brazil by storm and is now enjoyed all year round.

You can find it at street fairs, family gatherings, or even as a breakfast staple in many Brazilian homes!

The Rabanada Recipe:

Get ready to whip up your very own Rabanada and impress your friends and family with this simple yet delectable recipe! Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 French baguette, preferably a day old
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon


  1. Slice the Baguette: Cut your baguette into 1-inch thick slices, taking care to preserve their shape.
  2. Sweet Milk Mixture: In a large bowl, whisk together the whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Soak the baguette slices in the mixture for a few minutes, ensuring they absorb the liquid but don’t become too soggy.
  3. Egg-citing Dip: In another bowl, beat the eggs until well combined. Carefully dip the soaked bread slices into the beaten eggs, making sure they’re evenly coated on both sides.
  4. Fry to Perfection: Heat about an inch of vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, fry the egg-coated bread slices until they’re golden brown on both sides. Be cautious not to overcrowd the pan, and adjust the heat if needed.
  5. Sweet Cinnamon Coating: In a shallow dish, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Gently coat the fried bread slices in the cinnamon-sugar mixture, ensuring even coverage.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Place the Rabanada on a serving plate, and enjoy them warm, with a drizzle of honey, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of your favorite ice cream!

Pro Tip: You can also bake Rabanada for a healthier alternative. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and bake the egg-coated bread slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Then, proceed with the cinnamon-sugar coating step.


There you have it, folks! A fun, catchy, and utterly delicious Brazilian dessert that will have you and your loved ones dancing the samba in no time.

Rabanada is a true testament to the vibrant and flavorful nature of Brazilian cuisine. Give this recipe a try, and you’ll soon find yourself craving more of Brazil’s mouthwatering dishes! Bom apetite!

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