My grandpa made this for us when we would stay all night. I watched him from start to finish and this is what I came up with.
- On the stovetop, turn on to medium heat and use a griddle.
- In a bowl big enough to dunk your bread, add the 3 egg yolks and 1 whole egg and 1/4 cup of milk and with a fork, stir these ingredients.
- Add the vanilla and cinnamon.
- When the griddle gets warm, quickly, put in your slices of bread in the mixture, both sides.
- If you let it soak, the bread will fall apart.
- Wait until the bread is a golden brown and flip to cook the other side.
- Serve with butter and maple sryup or for a little less fat, sprinkle with powered sugar and add some strawberries.
- I have cooked this alot in my life, and after trial and error, I have decided that if you add 4 whole eggs, you are just cooking eggs on a slice of bread, but you need something to keep everything together, so you need a little something like the egg whites to do that.
- See what you think.
Very good, but we thought it had too much cinnamon in it. Still really tasty tho!
Very yummy! I think this is much better, only using the one whole egg with 3 yolks, because this makes the toast less "eggy" tasting. Was great with country style maple syrup.
French toast for me has always been an eyeball-it type recipe, and I always did it that way since I learned the basics when I was younger, so this is the first actual french toast recipe I've used before. I made a few changes; sliced french bread toasted, Eggbeaters (3/4 cup to equal 3 eggs), and soy milk for regular milk. I do not tolerate real milk or egg yolks well at all due to IBS. I also added a couple sprinkles of nutmeg, but kept the amounts of the cinnamon and vanilla extract the same. Turned out very nicely, and I liked toasting the bread first. Bread was still soft inside and slightly crispy outside w/o being totally mushy inside. The taste was perfect and my bf also thought this was great. 6 1/2 inch thick slices worked well for the amount of egg mixture. I flipped the slices over and over in the mix to get enough of the flavor. I used our griddle at 350 degrees. Thank you Jennifer Lewis & your grandpa for a super simple, tasty french toast recipe.