While visiting Hawaii, we were treated to French Toast prepared in a variety of ways. There was Pineapple French Toast, Chocolate French Toast, and Traditional French Toast. And yet, I saw nothing “traditional” about it. (Just an observation; not a criticism.)
They had baked the bread dough on a pie plate. A wedge-shaped slice was a serving, rather than a standard bread slice. I enjoyed it with 100% maple syrup, which provided plenty of tradition for me!
We looked at Cranberry Orange French Toast a few days before Thanksgiving, so today I thought we’d present the traditional version. French Toast is truly Super Simple and takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish. Try it with your favorite bread varieties, including raisin bread! Or halve crescent rolls or croissants in place of bread. Go full-out holiday style and dip your bread slices in your adults-only eggnog. Or turn a Thanksgiving leftover, such as banana or cranberry nut bread into French Toast, and you just may find yourself saying, “Ooooh-la-la!”
Super Simple French Toast
For every 2 slices of bread:
1 lg egg
¼ c milk or half-and-half
½ tsp ground cinnamon and/or ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Whisk together everything except your bread and butter in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Place bread slices in mixture one at a time, turning over to soak both sides. Cook in large skillet in butter over med heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Serve hot with your choice of toppings, such as softened butter, pure maple syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar (or monk fruit), berries, sliced fruit, or brown sugar.