Monday, March 31, 2014

Ultimate Cinnamon French Toast

Last weekend, Mike and I decided that our Sunday goal was to not have to leave the house.  We both chose a movie the other hadn't seen [he picked The Usual Suspects and I chose Remember the Titans], we worked on some projects around the house, and made a fantastic brunch.  French toast was my favorite as a child, my mom had a fantastic recipe and always used Pepperidge Farm Raisin Cinnamon Swirl Bread.  After a few attempts, I came up with a delicious recipe that combines the deliciousness of the cinnamon raisin bread with even more cinnamon and nutmeg spice in the batter.

6 slices of cinnamon raisin bread
3 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

- Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk until well-combined.
- Pour egg mixture into 9x13 pan.
- Soak bread slices in egg mixture for about 2-3 minutes on each side.
- For each 2 slices, add 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1/2 tablespoon oil to a skillet on medium-high heat
- Once butter is melted, add slices of french toast to skillet.
- Cook on each side for about 3 mins to start, then flip back and forth every minute or so.  You will know when it's done when the toast is crispy and bounces back when you touch it [depending on your cook top, anywhere from 8-12 minutes].

Directions in Photo Form:
What the bread looks like when it's done.


Nikki said...

Gosh I have not had french toast in FOREVER! I think I need to make this this weekend! LOL!

Julie said...

What a good looking recipe. I haven't had that, or biscuits in gravy (another fave) in a long time. We don't usually get a lot of breakfast time to make that stuff together at the moment but hopefully soon!

Carly said...

Yum! French toast is one of my favorite breakfast foods, but I've definitely never made it for some reason! Looks delicious!

Jessica said...

Mike had never seen Remember the Titans? Whaat?? That's one of the best movies ever!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That looks amazing! French toast is my favorite breakfast meal. Glad you had a nice relaxing weekend!

Jen said...

Oh my, french toast is my favorite and this looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

I'm interviewing the real-life coach today from Remember The Titans. The one played by Denzel.

Hope @ Hope in a Blog said...

YUM. Love cinnamon toast and french toast by mixed together seems amazing!

Nichole @ said...

YUmmy recipe!

Amanda @ Mandaloves Blog said...

Oh yum!!!

Heather @ From Here to There said...

I'm sorry, HOLD THE PHONE. Mike has not seen Remember the Titans!?? Did he even go to grade school? I saw that movie probably 50 times before I even graduated high school!!!!!!!!! I'm in SHOCK, I tell ya!!! Since this was his FIRST *gasp* time, please tell me he had chills and may have shed a tear near the end?

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