As I made breakfast this morning I decided to share my French Toast recipe with you, both as a recipe (since I wasn’t able to post one Wednesday!) and as a thrifty tip.
I went to the grocery store yesterday and there were loaves of bread from the bakery marked down to $1.25 each. It was a sliced sandwich bread, good for just about anything, so I got a couple loaves.
This morning I knew that one loaf was destined for breakfast, in the form of French Toast.
A Tip: If your bread is frozen, it makes the process a little easier. (only if the bread is pre-sliced!)
Basically, find a bowl with a fairly flat bottom. We have some bowls that are larger than cereal bowls, more like for serving vegetables, that are just perfect.
Into the bowl: 2 cups of milk and 2 eggs. Use your whisk and mix it up. Add a little cinnamon and/or nutmeg if you like. A teaspoon or so of vanilla is also nice. (if you have a large family like mine, double this)
Preheat your skillet. I prefer a large electric skillet (I can fit 9-16 pieces of french toast on mine at a time, depending on the type of bread) but you can use a pan on the stove as well. Spray it well with non-stick spray!
OK, just take each piece of bread and drop it into the milk and egg mixture. Use a fork to flip it over to get both sides covered. Don’t leave it to soak–this is a very quick process. Just dip and flip, then put onto your heated skillet and cook on each side until it’s nice and light brown, sort of like pancakes.
For toppings you can use pancake syrup, powdered sugar, jam or jelly, or chopped up sweetened strawberries. (You can get tubs of these in the ice cream section at your grocery store) You can also make this a very healthy meal if you use whole wheat bread and a sugarless topping such as natural applesauce.
It’s quick and easy and cheap! Try it!