Crispy Crunchy French Toast

Crispy french toast recipeBest french toast recipeI'm looking forward to Christmas morning. I'm excited for a full day with family and, ahem, well, presents. But to me Christmas morning is all about the breakfast. My mom would always make the best Christmas morning breakfasts growing up. And I was, well, the sort of kid who really looked forward to meals. 🙂 One year I remember her making crispy french toast. This was a recipe that I think she had seen in a magazine that month. Now I always associate crispy french toast with Christmas morning. Not a bad combination if you ask me.Easy french toast recipeCrispy French Toast, makes 4 servings

8 thick slices of french bread
5 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4-5 cups breakfast cereal (I used Honey Bunches of Oats)
butter and oil for cooking

Start by crushing up the cereal. You can do this by placing all the cereal in a Ziplock bag, sealing and crushing with your hands. Lay the crushed cereal out on a plate. In a bowl combine the eggs, milk, extract and cinnamon and whisk to combine. Heat a pan over medium/high heat and melt a few tablespoons of butter and/or oil (I like to use a combination of the two for this recipe). Dip each side of the bread in the egg mixture, then dip the soaked bread in the cereal. Shake off an excess cereal and place the bread in the hot pan. Use your spatula to gently press the bread into the pan, helping it cook the centers of each slice. Once it's ready (2-3 minutes) flip and cook the other side. Adjust your heat if you notice your cereal getting too toasted before the egg cooks. Repeat with all the slices. Serve hot with maple syrup and fresh fruit.
Best french toast everIf you are a french toast lover but have never tried it crispy, you simply must give it a go this week. It's awesome! You can use any kind of cereal you like but I've found that cereals with flakes (corn flakes) work best. Enjoy! xo. Emma

  • This is amazing!! I have to make this next week for the honey

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  • These look really good. I’d think cinammon toast crunch would be tasty too.

  • Thanks for this recipy, in France we call that “pain perdu” because the tradition is to cook stale bread slices in an egg/milk/vanilla mixture in order to avoid wasting it! But I would never have thought to cook pain perdu in a crispy way! I think they’ll all like it at home!
    xoxo,
    Lilsirene

  • Delicious. I have seen crushed cereal used to make crispy/faux-fried food twice this week!

  • this looks so delicious. definitely trying out! i think my husband will love it 🙂

  • Oh goodness I MUST try this! French toast is one of my favorite things (along with a million other things) ever. Awesome recipe:)

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  • Crispy french toast sounds delicious but tell me more about the plate and that mug. Beautiful.

  • This looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try it I’m a huge fan of french toast.

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  • This looks amazing!!! Can’t wait to try it I’m a huge fan of french toast.

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  • I have NEVER thought about using cereal for this! Great idea! Must try!! 🙂

    neha
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  • This looks and sounds amazing, I really will have to try it!

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  • That looks so unbelievably tasty, I instantly get hungry! Definitely a nice idea for Christmas mornings.

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  • This looks yummy! I’m always looking for new things to do for breakfast. And I’m so looking forward to all the food (and family) on christmas day! xx

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  • I just finished eating dinner and yet this is making me hungry!! Hopefully I’ll find enough time to squeeze this recipe in over the next week or so 🙂

  • Never has a crispy French toast in my life. They look delicious, I’m so gonna give this recipe a try!

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  • Yummy! I love French Toast, our family always has a cooked breakfast on Christmas 🙂 But for today the only cooking I’m doing is icing our gingerbread men and house!

  • Whoa, yum. I’ve never heard of such a thing, and really have to get a hold of making French toast (always seem to burn the pan). But, with some corn or frosted flakes and homemade bread, this stuff would be delicious.

  • This looks so good, definitely going to have to give it a try. I love French toast anyway so I’m sure this will become a firm favourite!
    Mel x

  • Yum and yum again – could need one of these before all the Christmas food..! 🙂

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