Monday, August 3, 2015

Make it Monday: French Toast for Two

I don't know why, but lately I've been craving French Toast! It started when my parents arrived in Tampa last week but we never got around to making it for breakfast. So during a trip to Whole Foods on Friday with my dad, I bought a loaf of Brioche bread since I've heard it makes the best french toast. I knew I wouldn't be making it until Sunday morning and so I let the bread just sit on the counter (never use fresh bread for french toast!) until I was ready to make it.
Sunday morning I stumbled out of bed and immediately turned on the  Keurig coffee maker. My tummy was grumbling so I told my husband I was getting right to making breakfast. Since it's just my husband and I, I decided to whip together a smaller batch. Elizabeth is eating "regular" foods now, but I know brioche bread isn't the healthiest thing, so she wasn't offered any. Mean mama, I know. She was perfectly content with her yogurt and cheerios!
This recipe is so quick and easy and there aren't any leftovers (I'm not sure how good french toast is as leftovers... anyone ever give it a try? I suppose you could reheat in the toaster oven). 
So, grab a pen and paper, write down these ingredients and go grocery shopping! You won't regret making this recipe!
French Toast for Two
2 eggs
1 cup skim milk (I'm sure you could do almond milk instead)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar mixture
6 slices brioche bread, sliced thick 
2-3 tablespoons butter (I used Brumel and Brown yogurt butter) 
powdered sugar for dusting, if desired

1. In shallow bowl, whisk two eggs together and then add 1 cup skim milk. Stir to combine.
2. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar mixture (you can find this in the baking aisle at your local grocery store).
3. Whisk all ingredients together and make sure the cinnamon sugar is distributed evenly.
4. Preheat pan on medium heat and add about a tablespoon of butter, letting it melt and coat pan.
5. Place one piece of bread in egg mixture letting it soak in all the deliciousness. Carefully flip bread to coat the other side.
6. Place drenched piece of brioche bread onto hot pan. Repeat step 5 until pan is full of yummy bread.
7. Carefully watch bread and when it looks done to your liking, flip over to cook other side. Add a little bit more butter to your pan as your cooking. 
8. Drizzle with some syrup (and powdered sugar if desired) and enjoy! 

Next time I make this, I think I would serve with some fresh raspberries and blueberries and maybe even a blueberry syrup. 
What do you top your french toast with? Syrup? Fresh fruit? Whipped cream? Share your favorites! 
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  1. My husband LOVES french toast, but my recipe stinks. I'm totally going to use this one.

  2. Looks delicious, we had french toast at our hotel all weekend and it was delicious!

  3. Delicious. I actually use French toast leftovers all the time. I actually prefer the leftovers cold but the microwave works just fine. I top mine with powdered sugar and fresh fruit and sometimes some whipped cream. We typically cook a few loafs at a time on a large griddle then freeze some as well that way we don't have to make it each time we want it.

  4. My husband is a French toast fiend! I'm lucky if I get a bite before the whole batch is gone :P

  5. French toast is definitely my biggest weakness. I rarely make it because most recipes make too much. Thanks for this simple and small version!

  6. I absolutely LOVE french toast. When I was pregnant with my third, I ate it all of the time. It can't taste too eggy though because I don't really care for eggs, but man... yum.

  7. I loooooove brioche bread so much! I absolutely need to try this recipe! Definitely perfect for a Sunday morning!

  8. Yum!! I love the idea of using brioche bread.. Definitely need to try this recipe out!

  9. Looks delicious! My kids would love this. They are huge french toast fans, so I will have to try your recipe.

  10. that looks delicious! Will try the different bread!
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

  11. I adore French Toast, Nic on the other hand not much of a fan. I find if I bake the bread for a few minutes first then dip it doesn't get as soggy! This looks delicious!

  12. First, now I'm craving french toast and it's 10p. Second I'm plain Jane when it comes to toppings, good old fashion maple syrup!!

  13. Oooo I want to make this, maybe as soon as this wedding I'm in is over and I can induldge! haha Thanks for sharing!

  14. I never ate French toast growing up, but now my father-in-law makes it for my daughters every time we visit, so I've started to really love it. It's probably about time I make it myself! I'll have to give your easy recipe a try :)

  15. French Toast is a favorite in this house and was one of the first things my kids learned how to cook! Your recipe is quite similar to ours :)

  16. French Toast is my FAVORITE. Seriously. I've never made it with brioche, though, I'll have to try it!
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs

  17. My husband LOVES challah bread french toast! We always make it new years day. not sure why hahaha


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