I had actually planned on posting about something totally different today but I made this french toast on Sunday and it was so good I wanted to get the recipe up right away!
As much as I love waffles, I probably love french toast even more. My mom used to make it for me when I was growing up and while I don't remember it being too much work, it's something I've never made on my own. I think the main reason is because we rarely have bread at our house, let alone the right kind of bread for some decedent french toast.
I originally wanted to try a baked french toast casserole type of dish, but for just two of us there's no reason we need that much french toast! I thought about trying to half a recipe, but I don't always have the best luck with that so I went searching for a different solution and came across this delicious looking recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod: Cinnamon Streusel Baked French Toast Sticks.
I was picking up the ingredients from target so I didn't have too many bread choices but went with a loaf of french bread & it worked out perfectly!
For the french toast:
French bread (or Texas Toast)
3 large eggs
1/2 cup milk (I used whole milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
For the streusel:
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
directions: preheat the oven to 350 degrees; prepare cooking sheet with cooking spray; cut bread into slices-- thickness depending on your preference; combine ingredients listed for the french toast in a medium bowl; dip bread into mixture; place on baking sheet; bake for 9-10 minutes; flip over and top with streusel; bake for another 10 minutes. for full directions visit the original recipe here
I love that this recipe was really easy to put together & the clean-up was equally quick and easy! I pretty much followed the recipe exactly and had no problems. The streusel wasn't perfect so I recommend taking your time when mixing all of the ingredients together.
I noticed about halfway through after I added the topping that it wasn't setting so I took it out and added more butter on top and kind of mixed it around a bit on top of the bread. It might not have looked the prettiest, but it definitely tasted delicious.
I enjoyed my french toast without any syrup because the streusel was sweet enough but my husband piled his with syrup and enjoyed the french toast just as much!
What are your favorite breakfast food recipes? I definitely want to try some more out over the next few months so make sure to leave your favorites below!