Sunday Funday: Best Breakfast French Toast

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Happy Monday, everyone! Am I the only one still dreaming about Sunday mornings? They’re my favorite, especially when I’m home.

One of my favorite things to do on weekends when I’m home from school is cook something. It’s difficult to cook something from scratch in college, so I usually just save up all the recipes I want to try for the weekends. This weekend, breakfast food was calling my name, and I found a perfect, easy recipe for French toast on Pinterest that I immediately wanted to try. It’s the easiest recipe I’ve ever done; the part that takes the most patience is browning the bread, and once you get into the groove of it, it gets easier.

I used this recipe from Tastes Better from Scratch after I found it on Pinterest. It worked out really well! It made about 12 pieces, after I cut the bread into diagonal halves. It was perfect for the four people in our house. While this is different than what I said my next post would be, this idea just grabbed hold and I couldn’t wait to share it.

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This is how it all started! I didn’t have the thick bread that the recipe called for so I just used regular white bread. It worked just fine, so don’t worry if you can’t get your hands on it. I would recommend being more mindful of how long you soak the bread in the mixture, however, because it can be tricky to cook if it’s too saturated.

(Also – that milk is the best. It’s local milk from a dairy in Oxford, MS. It’s more like heavy cream than milk!)

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The mix will look something like the one on the left –  don’t worry about the lumps, either, they’re completely normal. I also adjusted the amount of cinnamon in mine – while the recipe called for 3/4 tsp. of cinnamon, I used 1/4 and it was perfect. I used a shallow glass pie plate to mix it in and covered both sides of a piece of regular ol’ white bread in it, making sure not to leave it in too long so it’s not too wet to cook. After that, I browned the bread in a buttered pan on low heat until it felt less squishy and more like toast. This part can take a minute – it takes some patience and some fiddling to find a good balance and get just the right heat to brown the bread but not burn it. However, I did it right on the first try, so don’t worry about it being too complicated; if I can do it, so can you.

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And it’s that easy! This was done in probably 30-45 minutes (with the help of my super cool mom, of course). It tasted great and didn’t last very long in our house. You can add any toppings you want, too – powdered sugar, fruit, syrup, anything. I opted for just syrup 🙂

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And you’re all done! I hope your weekend was restful and happy, and I hope you got to eat some sweet breakfast treats like this one. 🙂

Happy Monday and have a fantastic week!

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