Crunchy Vanilla-almond French Toast

Recipe by LeahG
READY IN: 37mins


  • 8
    large eggs
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2
    pinches salt
  • 12
    teaspoon nutmeg, ground or freshly grated
  • 2
    teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3
    cups corn flakes, lightly crushed
  • 12
    cup sliced almonds, lightly crushed
  • 4
    tablespoons butter
  • 12
    slices challah or 12 slices soft Italian bread (1 1/2-inch-thick)


  • Pre heat oven to 350.
  • In a shallow dish, beat together with a wire whisk: eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon.
  • In a second shallow dish combine flakes and nuts.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter to warm skillet.
  • Place a cookie sheet lined with foil (for easy clean-up) near the stove.
  • Coat 4 to 6 slices of bread in egg, depending on the size of your skillet, then coat bread in cornflakes and nuts.
  • Cook slices 2 minutes on each side and transfer toast to cookie sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining slices and transfer toast to oven.
  • Bake 10 minutes.