If you haven't figured it out by now... I love food! Better yet, I love homemade food! I've been looking forward to this morning's breakfast menu all week long. Homemade french toast with pure maple syrup to soak up every bite. Yum!
This recipe was originally inspired by Robert Irvine's recipe from Food Network, however, I decided to make it my own! That means I get to take all of the credit, right?
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8 slices of bread
*I used a pre-sliced french toast bread but challah or brioche is ideal!
4 Tbsp butter for greasing the skillet
1/4 cup maple syrup
Check out Robert Irvine's Recipe HERE!!!
Heat a 10 or 12 inch skillet to medium heat. In a shallow bowl (I used a pie plate), whisk cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar with eggs, milk and vanilla extract. When skillet reaches the desired temperature, add the butter and let it melt. Dip bread in egg mixture on both sides and fry. Fry slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side. Top with maple syrup, powdered sugar or even fruit if desired!
We don't eat french toast very often (although, I'm starting to think that this should be a Saturday morning tradition), so when it came to buying new syrup at the store, I chose Anderson's Organic Pure Maple Syrup. I'm definitely a fan of pure maple syrup over the other kinds, which are made of mostly corn syrup. I also learned that Anderson's is a family owned company passed down for three generations! Based in Wisconsin, they are family owned and operated. So cool, right?
This was a quick and easy recipe to conquer. We had a few extra pieces of french toast leftover, so I bagged them up and stuck them in the freezer for a quick breakfast for Hubby. You could always double the recipe to serve a larger group of guests or store some in the freezer. It's a great make-a-head breakfast!
May your weekend be filled with fun, family, and of course, DELICIOUS FOOD!