3 Mouth-Watering French Toast Recipes for the Perfect Breakfast

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By: Lindsey Granger Posted: 10:28 AM, Dec 19, 2018 Updated: 8:13 AM, Dec 21, 2018

Cooking breakfast for a house full of guests is a lot of work! But making French toast can be easy, fun and really creative by adding just a few ingredients. The List is chatting with April Sorensen, manager at Over Easy, for some life-changing French toast creations you should try at home.

1. Banana Nut French Toast

Banana nut French toast might not sound super exciting, but we’re spicing things up by adding sauces, nuts and fruits. It will be that special touch that will take this recipe to the next level. It’s even topped with some caramel sauce, fresh-sliced bananas and pecans!

Ingredients:   

  • 5 whole eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 12 slices brioche bread, thick cut

Directions: 

For batter, crack eggs into a bowl. Add milk and cinnamon. Whisk thoroughly.

For toast, use thick slices of bread, such as brioche. Dip bread into batter and coat each side evenly. Cook in a lightly-greased skillet at medium heat until each side is brown and egg is cooked. Remove and cut slices in half. Finish with toppings of choice like maple syrup, powdered sugar or fruit. Makes about 5-6 servings.

After making French toast, drizzle with two ounces of caramel sauce (or more, we won’t judge!), sliced banana, and chopped pecans or a nut of your choice. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

 

2. French Toast Breakfast Sandwich

The next way to take your French toast to the next level – make it a breakfast sandwich! Instead of brioche bread, we’re using waffles. That’s right, if you’ve never tried French toast using waffles, you’re missing out!

Ingredients: 

  • Pre-made waffles
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 2 1/2 whole milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions: 

For batter, crack eggs into a bowl. Add milk and cinnamon. Whisk thoroughly. Dip each waffle in French toast batter to coat each side evenly. Cook on a lightly-greased skillet at medium heat until each side is brown. Create your sandwich by layering two scrambled eggs, one slice of bacon and a slice of American cheese between the English muffin halves.

 

3. Panettone French Toast

Panettone bread is an Italian bread that feels kind of sponge-y, which works great with French toast. It soaks up all your batter nicely and really makes for a nice, juicy breakfast. You can buy the bread from most grocers and it has candied fruits and raisins baked right into it.

Ingredients: 

  • 5 whole eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Slices of panettone bread  

Directions: 

Leftovers of this Italian holiday bread make a great base for French toast. It can be purchased pre-made at most grocery stores. Instead of brioche bread, take slices of panettone and coat them evenly in French toast batter. For batter, crack eggs into a bowl. Add milk and cinnamon. Whisk thoroughly. Cook in a lightly-greased skillet at medium heat until each side is brown and egg is cooked. Top off with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

‘Tis the season for a few crazy French toast creations that will leave your holiday guests begging for seconds.

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