French toast is something my kids always loved to have on weekends and it is easy to make. It can be used as part of a high protein sandwich eaten cold or eat hot with real maple syrup on them for breakfast.
This is a great way to use up any leftover homemade bread or any bread that is a little stale or just whatever you have on hand works too. My mom used to make this the next morning if we had a bakery loaf of bread with dinner the night before. She would use it up at breakfast as it doesn’t taste as fresh the next day but perfect for this breakfast recipe.
She had a griddle or pancake pan that did the trick, but you can simply use a frying pan.
You can do a lot with French toast and they are very easy to fry up with just a few basic ingredients. Great for camping trips too.
Here is what you will need for approximately 4 pieces (depending on the thickness)
1/2 cup of milk or cream
dash of cinnamon
Butter for skillet or frying pan (this helps to brown the bread)
Maple syrup or topping of your choice
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Crack open the eggs and break the yolks with a whisk or fork, and add the milk or cream (you can use soy milk or almond milk if you don’t want dairy)
Add the cinnamon
Get your skillet hot and melt the butter on it, and then take a piece of bread and lay it in the egg and milk mixture and turn it over to get both sides. Don’t soak the bread or it will fall apart but depending on how thick your bread is you can gauge when it has been coated. Obviously the thicker the bread the longer it needs to be in the mixture.
Then taking a spatula or just your hands quickly transfer the bread to the skillet and toast it for a few minutes and then turn over and toast until brown and crispy on both sides. You have to stay with it as you don’t want the butter to burn or the egg mixture.
The below video will show you just how to make homemade French toast easily yourself at home.
The idea is to cook this until it is crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.
Quickly transfer to a plate and serve with maple syrup. You could also add sliced strawberries and whipped cream instead of the syrup. You can play with this recipe once you have the French toast made.
My mother used to like a bit of icing sugar sprinkled on it and berries. My dad liked to use it as part of a sandwich at lunch. Although traditionally served as a breakfast meal, it can be used at any meal.
Some people like to cook it well and then put in the refrigerator and eat it cold.
So, if you can eat bread, eggs and milk then you can enjoy French toast. It can make a nice change from cereal or those frozen waffles and is quick to make.