Denny's-Style French Toast
photo by Ashley Cuoco
- Ready In:
- Mix together the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt& cinnamon.
- Heat a large skillet, or griddle.
- When the skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon butter.
- If the butter smokes, your pan is too hot; turn down the heat.
- Dip each slice of bread into the batter for 30 seconds on each side.
- Let some of the batter drip off, then put in skillet.
- Cook each slice 1 1/2-2 minutes per side until each side is golden brown.
- Add more butter, if necessary, to cook all of the slices.
- To serve, put on plate, dust with powdered sugar. Serve with butter & hot syrup.
First, and foremost, this recipe ROCKS!! Secondly, I have noticed a good bit of people are having issues with lumps or floating cinnamon. Best advice I can give, after experimenting with a few ways of doing it, is to mix your dry ingredients first. Followed by your milk, but like a third of it at first to get it wet. Add yours eggs in last. This should help get things well on their way with way less lumps. Enjoy!
This is my 3rd time of using this recipe and I absolutely love it!! I've been on WW in the past and was looking for ways to slim down the recipe - so this time I used "Soft" 100% whole wheat bread, wheat flour, non-fat milk, and cut the sugar down to about 1/4 cup. It was great!! My husband (who is a picky eater) and my 2 year old son loved it!!<br/>Also....this makes quite a bit of french toast, I think I used about 3/4 of a loaf of bread. So what we have left over I put in a zip lock bag in the freezer, and then for a quick breakfast you just pull out a couple slices and throw in the toaster (I usually have to put it in twice in our toaster) and it comes out great!!
Very easy and delicious! However, I found that no matter how low I set my stove, my slices were burning when I used butter to cook them. I switched to canola oil and things came out much better. I'd recommend just putting some butter on top when serving for that butter flavor (even better, whipped butter like Denny's does), or use only clarified butter to fry these up in your frying pan.<br/><br/>Mixing the dry ingredients together in a small bowl then adding to the egg mixture helps it all combine with no lumps.<br/><br/>I used Whitewheat bread, which was perfect -- just enough crust, thickness and chewiness to it, and did not soak up too much batter. I also added a tiny splash of orange extract (could also use orange juice,) since I've noticed when eating french toasts at restaurants, there's often hint of orange flavor that adds a bit of unexpected and sophisticated yumminess.<br/><br/>This recipe is a total keeper! Thank you for sharing it!
I have never had Denny's frenchtoast and after having this I really don't need to. I did make a slight change to this recipe. I omitted the cinnamon and used brown sugar instead of white sugar. My husband said it was the best french toast I've ever made. I think the key ingredient is the flour, it prevents the sogginess I was getting with my other recipe. This will be the only way I may french toast now! Thanks for posting!
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