Saturday, May 3, 2008

French Toast Waffles

French Toast Waffle

This is a great quick way to cure breakfast boredom. Cook up some yummy french toast with your waffle maker. I wouldn't recommend using a Belgian Waffle maker because it would rip the bread. We used a regular round waffle maker and put one piece of bread on each of the four sections. We also removed the crusts of the bread. We were inspired to make this breakfast when we read about it on the Family Fun website and also on the Mr. Breakfast website. The recipes I read suggested using a bread called Texas Toast but I couldn't find it in our grocery stores. I was hoping to use challah bread but we didn't have any the day we made this recipe. Instead we used our favorite Arnold Brick Oven White Bread.

French Toast Waffles


8 bread slices (whole wheat, seven-grain, or white), trimmed if preferred
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

First mix the cinnamon and nutmeg into the vanilla. Next, whisk together all the ingredients, except the bread. Dip each slice of bread into the mixture, we let it soak in a bit. We let the excess egg mixture drip off the bread so it didn't pool up in the waffle iron.
Spray the waffle iron with buttery Pam or oil. Preheat the iron until it is nice and hot (2 to 3 minutes). Place one slice of bread in each section of the waffle iron. We also cut off the edges of the bread that didn't fit into the iron.

Cook the French toast in the hot waffle iron until crisp (about 2 minutes). You don't need to cook these waffles quite as long as you would cook regular waffles.

This recipe makes two waffle. Each waffle is made with 4 slices of bread.

The Creative Cook