Growing up, my mom made French toast and I thought for the longest time I just didn’t like French toast…until I had Austin’s Chez Zee’s stuffed French toast. So I tried my hand last weekend at my own and it was a success. Super simple, easy to put together on a weekend morning. The only thing missing was a Mimosa.
Better Homes and Gardens recipe
4 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 TBSP sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. orange liqueur (I used orange juice)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
8 1/2-inch slices bread (I used my cinnamon oatmeal bread, but you could use challah, brioche, croissants, etc.)
2 TBSP butter (also, a non-stick skillet and cooking spray can cut on this if you are concerned)
Real maple syrup or honey
1. In a shallow mixing bowl (think baking dish or pie plate), beat together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, orange liqueur/juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Dip bread slices in egg mixture and let soak until bread appears saturated (you want all the flavors to permeate the bread).
2. In a skillet or on a griddle, melt 1 TBSP butter over medium heat; add as many bread slices as will fit and cook 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining butter and bread slices. Serve warm with syrup. I garnished my french toast with toasted Seguin pecans (pops sent us 5 lbs.) and sliced bananas. It rocked.