With Mother’s Day around the corner I thought I would share one of Em’s favorite meals- French Toast. She goes crazy for French Toast so I thought it would be the perfect Mother’s Day treat and to make it even better I added cinnamon into the batter.
We always have a great Mother Day’s. Years ago Em’s mom started us on the tradition of having a large family brunch in the morning followed by an afternoon spent at our favorite greenhouse buying veggie seedlings. Then we come home and usually have a cookout with my family. It is a long day but it is all spent with our great family, eating tons of food, and gardening. Now onto the Cinnamon French Toast…
I bought a nice sliced loaf of white bread from the grocery store bakery to use. I have thus far been unable to make a homemade bread that works for French Toast but I will keep plugging away at that project. I leave the bread out overnight or in this case all day as I was making this recipe for dinner. I laid the slices out uncovered for 8 hours to allow the bread to dry slightly so I could prevent mushy french toast.
The bread I was using had 14 slices so for the batter I used 8 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and a 1/4 each of salt and pepper.
I whisked the batter together really well and prepared my electric skillet with butter.
While that was warming up I mixed 4 tablespoons softened butter with 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon for an extra sweet and cinnamon-y topping for the french toast.
The sliced bread is dunked into the batter and transferred to the medium high buttered skillet.
A few minutes on each side until golden and delicious looking.
Once removed add more butter to skillet and repeat until done. The hardest part is not eating the first batch while waiting for the other batches to be done.
Cinnamon sugar butter on top to melt and you are ready for your Mother’s Day Cinnamon French Toast.
You can even see a mother enjoying her french toast although it was a week before Mother’s Day! I got an awesome photo of her stuffing her face and she forbade me from posting it on the blog.
Both maniacs came back for seconds and we had enough leftover for their breakfast the next day. I hope everyone has a fantastic Mother’s Day!
- 1 loaf sliced white bread
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- For the Cinnamon Sugar Butter Topping:
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Leave bread slices out to harden 8 hours.
- Ready a skillet with butter for cooking.
- In a small bowl mix 4 tablespoons butter, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon for topping.
- In a mixing bowl you can dip bread into combine eggs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
- Dip bread slices into batter then transferred to buttered skillet to cook.
- Cook 2-3 minutes on each side until done.
- Top slices with a little cinnamon sugar butter and enjoy!