This is my sister's recipe. Every time she makes French toast I always want more! This is a nice change from the traditional way of cooking it and it's still very simple. The brown sugar is what makes the caramel crunch on the outside of the bread! Mmmmm... it's good!
- Heat up your griddle or skillet and spray with cooking spray every time you re-apply more bread.
- Slice loaf into 1 inch thick slices (you should have about 6-8 slices.
- Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth.
- Dip bread in egg mixture and put on skillet.
- Immediately sprinkle with brown sugar and flip and sprinkle again on the other side.
- Let them cook until done and keep in a warmer until ready to serve.
- They should have a layer of crispy brown sugar on each side. It will look like caramel!
- Serve with maple syrup!
Great french toast recipe. I couldn't find unsliced white bread so I used Texas toast. The brown sugar really does give this French toast a caramely flavor. I topped it off with some powdered sugar and a light drizzle of syrup. Made for ZWT5.
Oooooo, this is good French toast! I agree with another reviewer that the French toast really doesn't need maple syrup as the brown sugar creates syrup all on its own. If you insist on syrup, a little drizzle perhaps and maybe a dot of butter. I used day old crumpet bread from a local bakery. Noticeably absent from the egg mixture was milk but I didn't miss it, far from it. Caution though: my first test run was almost a disaster because I left the slices cook too long and they almost burnt. Watch cooking process carefully and don't use heat higher than medium. The bad news is however that I discovered this recipe.
My family loved this recipe! I love french toast with syrup & this was no exception but DH & DS ate this happily with just butter. I loved the occasional "candy crunch" from the brown sugar & the flavor was awesome. This is the perfect recipe for days when you want french toast but are out of syrup because it's not necessary at all. I didn't have white bread other than sandwich bread for my toddler, but I wanted to make this for breakfast so I used regular white bread. I thought it was delish but can't wait to try it with Texas Toast, French or Sourdough bread. Thanks for sharing, Sarah! Made during ZWT5 - Ali Baba's Babes.