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Nothing French About This Toast

Cinnamon Cranberry French Toast-Duo Dishes

We said there was a plan, and we didn’t lie!  Remember that loaf of cinnamony, cranberry speckled wheat bread we made not too long ago?  Well, here’s the first way we used a few slices. There’s nothing like diverting from the usual weekday breakfast of cold cereal and milk.  Though we love our Honey Nut Cheerios to death, it feels good to put the spoon down, pick up a fork and knife and dig into something hot!  When we decided to make this bread, we had French Toast on the brain, and we had a feeling breakfast would benefit from the bounty.

This bread transitioned well into the breakfast role.  It held up to the egg-milk soak, and the cranberries offered a burst of sweet, tart flavor in each bite.  If you’re going to do French Toast, you might as well go all the way.  We even tossed a few toasted hazelnuts on top for extra crunch.  Looking for the breakfast of champions?  Start here.  Maybe it’ll be a good way for you to start this long holiday weekend with a bang!

Cinnamon Cranberry Wheat Bread French Toast – Serves 2

4-6 slices Cinnamon Cranberry Wheat Bread
1 egg, whisked
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
Zest of 1 lemon, minced
1 tablespoon butter

1.  Mix egg, milk, sugar and spices in a large bowl or deep plate.

2.  Lay bread slices in egg mixture—both sides—and allow to soak.

3.  Place butter on a hot griddle or pan on medium heat.  Once melted, add bread slices.  Cook both sides, 2-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.  Serve immediately with powdered sugar, syrup, chopped nuts or fruit.

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20 thoughts on “Nothing French About This Toast

  1. There’s a restaurant I go to for brunch sometimes that makes cinnamon cranberry French toast. I don’t think it’s wheat, but it’s definitely to die for! I can just taste yours now — I’m sure it was amazing!

  2. When I saw the recipe for the bread, I was kind of thinking that this would make a fantastic French toast. Great way to use leftover bread. I bet the same bread makes great bread pudding too.

  3. I’ve never had French Toast with any kind of cool bread before… wonder why people don’t do it more often??? It looks totally yummy!

  4. A wonderful creation for breakfast! I make a similar toast for breakfast, which is savory. This one will be good change for hubby. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Okay, definitely drooling right now. French toast is one of my top ten fave foods and my “go-to” order when I’m in the mood for something sweet for brunch. You’ve totally nailed the head on the pin with this one — I’m ready to dig in right now!

  6. hahahah I knew that loaf of cinnamony bread was up to something!
    Lovely not-French toast here, delicious brunch item!

  7. sounds lovely!! I never thought about ginger or lemon zest on french toast, but I’m ft OBSESSED… one of my favorite weekend breakfasts… the picture makes me want breakfast for dinner! 🙂

  8. Looks really good!! Wait…it’s lunch right now and this has kick started my hunger. This is the second french toast I’ve seen today. It’s a sign that I must make some pronto!

  9. Oh all these flavors would just do the happy dance in my mouth.. What a fantastic , fantastic take on French Toast.

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