Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And if I have to narrow it down even further, french toast would be at the top of that list. My family always jokes that because my mom ate so much french toast when she was pregnant with me that it became my favorite food! Now, whether or not that is true, I really want to share my french toast recipe with you. Since I was a willful (err…picky) child, I often refused to eat the wonderful meals my mother prepared and instead chose to make my own dinner, which was usually french toast. So, I have had 20-ish years of recipe testing this bad boy.
The key to good french toast is good bread. Occasionally, I will make this same recipe with a nice slice of Whole Wheat bread but the real magic happens if you can find a good “eggy” bread. Any challah or Hawaiian sweet bread would be perfect. In this case, I used an amazing Cinnamon-Apple bread I found at the Farmer’s Market. Just incredible.
Toasted walnuts, fresh berries, and a drizzle of maple syrup serve as the perfect summer toppings.
4 slices of bread (Approximately 1 inch thick and either challah or Hawaiian sweet bread)
2 large eggs
2/3 cup 1% milk
1 teaspoon good vanilla extract
Lots of cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Earth Balance/Butter (for cooking)
Toppings: Maple Syrup, Strawberries, Toasted Walnuts etc.
1. Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Soak each piece of bread in mixture for 2-3 minutes on each side.
2. Heat up griddle to medium-high heat. Add desired amount of EB/butter ( I used about 1/2 tablespoon) and allow it to melt completely. Turn heat to medium and add the soaked bread slices.
3. Cook until golden brown on each side. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
4. Serve immediately with desired toppings.
Now, I am off for a really busy day which includes plans to see The Lion King musical tonight! How was your holiday weekend?