Basic French Toast

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I have been known to spoil my kids with food. They all have exceptional palates. Many mornings, before school, I will fix them a hot breakfast. I also like to make a nice breakfast, on the weekends, when they have a sleepover with friends.

Everyone needs a basic go to French toast recipe. I add a little more vanilla and cinnamon than most recipes. If I’m out of cinnamon sometimes I will substitute pumpkin spice. I like to use Texas toast in my recipe because the thicker slice bread holds together better. Cook it on a slightly lower temperature and a little longer to firm up the bread. This keeps the toast from soggy in the middle.

(TIP: Be sure to butter your griddle or pan before each batch.)

I fix a whole loaf of bread when I make french toast. It freezes well and can be reheated in the toaster straight from the freezer. (To make a smaller quantity just cut the recipe in 1/3rds. See bottom of post for recipe.)

This recipes makes 15 slices of French Toast.

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Ingredients:

1 loaf Texas toast, about 15 slices. Our local Kroger keeps this on the shelves.

6 eggs beaten.

2 cups milk. I use 1% low-fat milk.

1 tsp. cinnamon. (optional) Sometimes I will also use a cinnamon sugar mix I keep on hand to make cinnamon toast. I keep this in a shaker. See recipe below.

3 tsp. vanilla extract (optional). Buy a good quality pure vanilla extract. I use Rodelle.

1/2 tsp. salt.

Butter to grease the pan or griddle.

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Directions:

Beat eggs in large flat bowl.

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Stir in milk, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.

Heat griddle or pan over medium heat. Grease with butter.

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Dip slices of bread in egg/milk mixture. Soak both sides. Drain off excess. Do not soak until bread falls apart.

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Cook slices for approximately 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.

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Keep warm on a baking pan in preheated 200° oven.

Serve with powdered sugar, syrup and fruit.

Enjoy!!

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Cinnamon-Sugar Blend

1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, using a fork or small whisk to thoroughly blend the two together. Store in an air-tight container.

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Recipe for 6 pieces of toast:

6 slices of bread

2 eggs beaten.

2/3  cups milk. I use 1% low-fat milk.

1/4 tsp. cinnamon. (optional) Sometimes I will also use a cinnamon sugar mix I keep on hand to make cinnamon toast. I keep this in a shaker. See recipe below.

1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional). Buy a good quality pure vanilla extract. I use Rodelle.

1/8 tsp. salt.

Butter to grease the pan or griddle.

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