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Great variations for French toast

Updated on March 26, 2013
Classic French Toast
Classic French Toast | Source
Pumpkin pie french toast
Pumpkin pie french toast | Source
French toast sandwich
French toast sandwich | Source
Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast
Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast | Source

French toast remains a favorite breakfast choice of many, including myself. These are a few of my favorite ways to take this old classic comfort food and a new twist.

I admit it. I love French toast anyway I can get from the old true and tried classic stacked tall with powered sugar, to the IHOPS stuffed french toast. If it is on a menu I will order it, and if I could get away with it I would eat everyday.

When I was a kid I would watch my grandmother make french toast every Sunday morning. I would watch as she dipped into the egg mix and as it puffed up in the pan. I also enjoyed the smell of the cinnamon and nutmeg filling the house as she made it. It was the true high light of my week.

As I Started cooking for my self it was my go to recipe. It was easy, cheap and so good. I would even have french toast party's at my home for friends. But this amazing breakfast food is not limited to the old classic that we all know and love, and I would like to share some of my favorite ways to mix it up with you.

First is my classic version of french toast.

Classic French Toast

2 eggs

½ c milk

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp vanilla

4-8 thick slices of day old bread

Beat eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and vanilla together in shallow bowl.

Dip bread into the egg mixture, allowing bread to soak up some of the mixture. Melt some butter into a large skillet on medium high heat. Add as many slices of bread onto the skillet as will fit at a time. Cook until brown on both sides, flipping the bread when necessary.

Sever with butter maple syrup and or powder sugar.

Pumpkin Pie French Toast

2 eggs

½ c milk

½ c canned pumpkin

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

In shallow bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice until smooth.

Dip each side of the bread, in egg and cook in a hot, greased skillet. Flip after 1 – 2 minutes.

Or when brown. French toast s done when golden brown on both sides

Sever with syrup, butter and or powder sugar

French Toast Sandwich

1 egg

½ c milk

¼ c Parmesan cheese or other firm cheeses

1 tsp nutmeg

4 slices of day old bread

4 slices of Swiss cheese

4 slices of thin sliced honey roasted turkey

4 slices of thin sliced honey ham

Honey and strawberry jam

In shallow bowl mix egg, milk Parmesan, and nutmeg

dip bread in letting it set for a second to soak up batter.

Place 2 slices in a hot buttered skillet top with meat and cheese. I like to layer it ham, turkey, Swiss, ham turkey Swiss, top with other bread that has been dipped in egg mix.

When brown flip, toast is done when brown on both sides and cheese is milted.

Sever with honey and jam.

Strawberry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

6 slices of thick cut cinnamon raisin bread bread

1 8oz pkg of Mascarpone cheese

4 tbsp powder sugar

2 tbsp orange zest

¾ cup fresh strawberry’s

3 eggs

1/2c milk

2 tsp vanilla

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

In a medium bowl, mix together the Mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar, and orange zest. Stir in Strawberry and spoon filling equally on to 3 slices of bread, top with other 3 slices of bread. Lay stuffed slices of bread in a shallow baking dish.

In bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, salt,nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour mixture evenly over bread, tilting the dish to completely coat the bread. Let sit until the liquid is absorbed, at least 30 minutes at room temperature.

Add Stuffed bread to a hot buttered skillet, cook on both sides till golden brown

Sever with powder sugar, jam, honey or syrup.

these are my favorite 4 recipes for french toast. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family dose. And if you do please comment below.


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      5 years ago

      WhatToCook, Me too, I have wonderful scent-filled, tummy-rumbling memories of my mother and grandmothers making French toast. The sights and smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla always take me back to those halcyon days of special breakfasts centered around French toast.

      The turkey French toast sandwich sounds particularly great. It'll rival the turkey croissant sandwich in my diet ;-.

      Respectfully, and with many thanks, Derdriu

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      5 years ago from USA

      These look and sound wonderful! I would love to try the sandwich.

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      5 years ago from Colorado United States

      Wow looks great Brenda !! I would love to try these out ! thanks for sharing !!

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      5 years ago from Springfield, MO

      Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure you w love any of the recipes you try. Let me know how it turns out.

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      luna Chakraborty 

      5 years ago from santiniketan

      yummy, so easy and innovative recipes... i will try one of these....thanks for sharing....


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