Not Your Average French Toast
Publication: Stanton Daily. Posted by Jake Frost
Not Your Average French Toast
Posted by Jake Frost
There are few smells that are better to wake up to than French toast being cooked on the stove. Between the cinnamon and vanilla, those smells combine to be a really pleasant way to start your morning. Because of that, I’ve made sure that everyone in the house knows how to make French toast so that I’m not the only one making it in the morning so I can get the same enjoyment!
If you don’t have many ingredients in your house or a lot of time in the morning, it’s still easy to make delicious French toast in your kitchen. Outside of the vanilla and cinnamon, all you really need is some bread, eggs, milk, flour and sugar. Thankfully, these are some of the most common ingredients that you’ll find in the home, so there’s a good chance that you’ll have everything that you need to make your own French toast!
Many of us have our weekly meal that we make, and I always make sure that Sunday mornings have French toast included. It only takes around 30 minutes to make, so I still get to sleep in and get the enjoyment of French toast every Sunday! If you want to start a similar tradition, try to pick up a thick loaf of bread on Saturdays, as day-old bread does a great job at soaking up the mixture that you’ll be making, as well as staying together when facing heat.
There have been Sunday mornings where it turned out that we’ve run out of milk, but that’s not cause for panic. Instead, I’ve used orange juice and found that it’s just as great, and some even prefer the taste more, especially for those in your family that might have a strong lactose intolerance. You can even use both milk and orange juice, using milk in the mixture before cooking and dipping the toast in orange juice afterward for a sweet finish.
When I’m not at home on a Sunday morning, I still like to include French toast into just about every week. This means that French toast also makes for a great dessert, especially when you add fresh fruit, sugar, peanut butter or even vanilla ice cream on top of French toast. It’s both a perfect beginning to my day, and can be a perfect ending.
Some people have problems trying to make French toast only to have it fall apart or make a mess, or that the crust gets too crispy while the inside is too soggy or dried out. So make sure to use quality ingredients so that it works out perfectly, especially when it comes to the bread and eggs. Many of the folks that have had trouble with their French toast tend to use white bread, which falls apart more often.
Bread that doesn’t have holes are the best, and will ensure that you have the best French toast that this recipe will make. If you also get a loaf of bread that wasn’t already sliced, it’s a huge bonus! Thicker bread doesn’t fall apart as easily, and better absorbs the mixture that you’ll have to make. Don’t be afraid of bread that’s a bit more stale than what you’re used to!
I’m one of those people that tends to like my French toast without syrup, mainly because this recipe is so good on its own. There’s certainly nothing wrong if you do add syrup, but I’ve found that powdered sugar and fruit added to the warm French toast is the absolutely perfect way to start out a Sunday morning. Feel free to change it around to find what fits your taste best, since it’s something that you can make easily and try again if you didn’t like the toppings the first time!
So follow this easy recipe to make your delicious French toast in only about 30 minutes and pour yourself a glass of fresh orange juice (and you can add a little champagne for a brunch, because sometimes we just need to). You and your family will end up liking this French toast so much that it just might become a Sunday tradition like it is in my home. We’ve also made the recipe so that you can have plenty of French toast in case anyone is coming over to your house for breakfast, brunch, dessert…or even dinner! Have fun making this simple French toast that doesn’t involve a lot of mess, making your weekend even easier to get through!
Preparation Time: 30-35 Minutes
Serves: 12 People
Nutrition (Per Serving):
Fat: 3 g
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Sodium: 230 mg
Cholesterol: 50 mg
What You’ll Need:
- 12 Thick Slices of Bread
- 3 Eggs
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- ¼ Cup Flour
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Pinch of Salt
- Set the stovetop oven to medium heat, and while it’s getting warmed up, pour your ¼ cup of flour into a large mixing bowl.
- Add in a cup of whole milk to the bowl, whisking it with the flour. Once mixed, add in a pinch of salt, three eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Continue to whisk the mixture until it’s nice and smooth. By this time, the stovetop should be ready to use.
- Put a light amount of oil on a griddle, placing it on the stovetop. Then, take your slices of bread, dipping them into the mixture and then placing them on the griddle. After about 20 minutes, the bread should be ready to eat.
- For additional taste, serve the French toast with extra fruit such as apples or strawberries. You can even dip the apple slices into the mixture, and it’s good enough where you probably won’t even need syrup on top!