Time to slow down, savor the weekend with family, and have a nice hearty breakfast.
I think I may have mentioned that I LOVE breakfast! There's something so homey about eating a great breakfast. Most days I don't have time...it's more of a grab and go thing. But when the weekend comes...oh boy, look out! I always make a special something for breakfast!
I love pancakes, waffles, biscuits, french toast, muffins, bagels, hash browns, and we can through some eggs in there too for good measure.
So when I came across this recipe from Cooking Light for French Toast Waffles, I thought, "How cool! French toast that looks like a waffle...how'd they do that?"
Well it's easy as can be and comes out tasting great, and looks really cute too! You just make your french toast, and then cook it in a waffle iron instead of a skillet. The iron make those cute little waffle dents in the toast, and still toast the bread up all nice an custardy! How cool is that?
So let's make some French Toast Waffles.
Get out your waffle iron and spray it with some non stick spray, then let it heat up while you get the french toast ready.
Take your milk, Splenda, melted butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and eggs and place them in a medium bowl. Whisk until everything is incorporated and light.
Cut some french bread in to 1/2 thick slices and place it in a 9x13 pan. I used some day old french bread that I made in my bread machine, so my slice were long, almost like two pieces together. Woohoo, bigger pieces!
Pour the custard over the bread. Make sure to push the bread down in the custard so that it is completely soaked. Let the bread stand in the custard for about 5 minutes.
Tick-tock, tick-tock...hard to wait....!
Place the pieces of bread in the hot waffle iron. Close the lid and cook 5 - 7 minutes. Check to make sure they are done and golden brown. As you see my bread was long and my iron only hold 2 slices. Your may hold 4 if you cut them smaller, or have a larger iron.
Repeat with all pieces of bread. Serve with some heated syrup and some bacon, and it's chow time! Man, I'm getting hungry just writing this!
See how cute they look?
Make sure to carve out some time to have a Sunday Breakfast, or any day will do! Oh, and try these cute French Toast Waffles...they are fabulous!
French Toast Waffles
Adapted from Cooking Light
serves 4 (4 waffles each)
1 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon Splenda
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
16 (1/2-inch-thick) slices day-old French bread (about 7 ounces)
Coat waffle iron with cooking spray, and preheat.
Combine milk and the next 5 ingredients (milk through eggs), stirring well with a whisk. Place bread in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; pour milk mixture over bread, turning to coat. Let stand 5 minutes.
Place bread slices on hot waffle iron. (mine holds 2 slices, large irons may hold up to 4 slices) Cook for 5 - 7 minutes or until done; repeat the procedure with the remaining bread.
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