We Like Toast! French Toast!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Joey loves anything that involves syrup.  I'm also pretty sure that breakfast is his favorite meal. Though he loves waffles (he made sure I bought myself a waffle iron for Mother's Day), I think that French Toast is his favorite breakfast food. The bigger the better and serve with butter!  I love making French Toast for the kids!

Though I really enjoy preparing meals that my family likes - I especially love making French Toast for my kids.  Making this brings back memories of my Grandfather.  My 'papa' helped me to mix, dip and cook French Toast one morning after I had stayed the night with him and Grandma.  I may have helped my mother make it before that day - but that memory with him sticks out.  I also remember that after breakfast, we washed and cleaned out his car.


:: 1 loaf of bread (I use Texas Toast and let it sit for a week before use)
:: 6 large eggs
:: 1 1/2 cups milk
:: 1/4 cup of orange juice (freshly squeezed and orange drink substitute work as well)
:: 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
:: 1 tablespoon sugar
:: 2 tablespoons sugar (separate from above ingredient)
:: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
:: 2 tablespoons cinnamon (separate from above ingredient)
:: 1 tablespoons zest of lemon (optional)
:: 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
:: 1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat skillet over medium heat. Melt vegetable oil or butter in skillet. (I use a large electric skillet)

Mix together the milk, eggs (beaten), orange juice, vanilla extract, nutmeg, salt, lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar.

Dip bread into mixture and then place onto skillet. Each side should only take a few minutes to properly cook.

Mix together 2 tablespoons cinnamon and 2 tables sugar. Sprinkle over bread after placing it on the skillet. Flip bread when ready and sprinkle that side as well.

Toppings: I serve warm with butter and syrup. Bananas, strawberries and cream are also great additions!

Leftovers: I place the leftover pieces of French Toast into a freezer bag and save. They can be removed easily and heated in the microwave.