September 14, 2014

French Toast Waffles

We went to our State Fair yesterday. 

They have some crazy food there.  This year we tried some deep fried bacon.  And . . . well, it waaaas greasy.  You dip it in maple syrup, so at first it kind of tasted like a waffle and then you get a hint of that smoky bacon flavor.  Strange stuff.  

I really wanted a deep fried twinkie, but I never saw that stand.  I even heard they had deep fried butter????  I mean, really?  Would you try it?  Who comes up with this stuff?

It was soooooo hot and we walked around for hours.  I slept like a baby last night and I wanted a good breakfast when I woke up.

This Waffle Iron French Toast is genius, if you ask me.

No more soggy french toast here. No way.  This french toast will be crispy in every single bite.  Every time I have leftover Texas Toast I have to make a batch of this french toast.
I think my waffle iron cost around $10.  It was the cheapest one I could find at the time and I have had it forever and it still works just great.  The fact that it's a rectangle is awesome, because it fits two square slices of sandwich bread perfectly.  If you have a round waffle iron, it might be a little tricky fitting more than one slice in at a time.  I love that both sides of the bread are cooked at the same time and I love how EASY THIS IS.  Your kids can even do this on their own and make french toast without having to turn on the stove.

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French Toast Waffles
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

8 thick slices white bread (Texas Toast)
4 large eggs
3/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of cinnamon, opt.

Preheat waffle iron and spray lightly with cooking spray.  Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.  Dip both sides of each slice of bread into egg mixture, covering completely.  Place in waffle iron, close lid, and cook until crispy.  Repeat.  Serve with butter and maple syrup.  Serves: 3-4.


Idea From: Homespun


19 comments:

  1. I love this idea! French toast and waffles are pretty amazing on their own, but combined into one I bet they're even better! I have a really cheap waffle iron, too, and it works great. :)

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  2. My husband made waffles (with whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries and peaches) for dinner last night. We'll have to try this recipe next time. Sounds delicious. Next time you make it - try adding a splash (or two) of orange juice and see how you like it. We used to go to a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, when we lived there and they made the best French toast ever. The cook/owner/server - yeah, it was one of those types of restaurants - told me the secret is the cinnamon and orange juice and I've been adding that ever since.
    SuZeQ

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  3. Your recipe sounds delicious! French Toast is one of my favorite breakfast foods. =)
    Pinning!

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  4. Yes two of my favs in one! A must try and share indeed :) thanks

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  5. What a great idea! I love this!! And I can't imagine deep fried bacon or butter! I'm not a big deep fried person, so that biases me, but it just sounds unimaginable! I'm more of a funnel cake kind of girl! ;)

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  6. My 2 favorite breakfasts all in one! Love this idea!

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  7. Will be trying this recipe this weekend! Any chance you will be doing a meal plan Saturday soon? I love your meal plans!

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    1. I can't wait to hear what you think!! Hopefully meal plan Saturday will be back soon, probably at least not for a few weeks though. Thanks so much for asking about it :)

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  8. These look so yummy Jenn! Definitely a recipe I need to make for my family! Pinned!

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  9. I think this is basically my dream breakfast.. definitely craving a plate of these french toast waffles right now. They look amazing!

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  10. I wish these glorious waffles would appear in my kitchen tomorrow morning!! ;) They would go perfectly with my coffee!

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  11. I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THESE WAFFLES, BUT HAVE ONE QUESTION...I AM HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING TEXAS TOAST, WHERE HAVE YOU FOUND THEM?? I HAVE WALMART, WINNDIXIE AND PUBLIX WHERE I LIVE.

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    1. I usually get my Texas Toast at Walmart. It is down the aisle with the regular sandwich bread. My Walmart has a generic brand, but they also have another brand that I like a little better. I can't think of what the brand is, but it comes in a white bag. Good luck!

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    2. In some stores you can find it next to the pasta and sauces.

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  12. I unfortunately have a circular waffle iron. Do you think this would work in a panini press pan? Thanks!

    Jocelyn

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    1. I am sure a panini press would give you similar results. It's worth a try.

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  13. At around the same time manufacturers started bringing out combination waffle and sandwich makers. sandwich machine

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