Crunchy French Toast

This is one of our favorite ways to use up the second loaf of French bread.

4 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
1 loaf French bread, sliced into 9-10 (1 inch thick) slices (mine is usually day-old)
3 cups cornflakes, slightly crushed
3 T butter, melted

Preheat oven to 450.
Combine eggs, milk, salt and vanilla in a shallow bowl (I like to use a pie pan). Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides. Press the bread slices into the cornflake crumbs, getting a good coating on all sides (again, a pie pan works great). Place coated bread slices on greased baking sheet and drizzle with melted butter. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cornflakes start to brown.
Serve with Lindsey's famous cinnamon syrup.

1 1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c butter
1/2 c water
1/3 c corn syrup

In small saucepan, combine sugar & cinnamon. Add butter, water and corn syrup and stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves & mixture thickens. Serve hot.

I posted this syrup recipe a long time ago, but I don't think it got the attention that it deserved so I will post it again. We love it on pancakes, waffles, aebelskivers, ice cream, French toast, on its own by the spoonful...


Emily said...

I've made this before and completely forgot about it!! Thanks for the recipe and the yummy remind. Thanks goodness tomorrow is Saturday! I'm always up for big breakfasts on the weekend! ps ~ your girls are ADORABLE. The oldest looks just like you!!

Lisa Marie Trent said...

OH man. Those look good. I'm the only one who really enjoys breakfast food in our household- so when I go all out to make these things, it's pretty self-serving.

But I'll still do it.

Katie said...

Wow! Crunchy frendh toast - that's inspired. It looks sooo good!

Summer also knows as the krazy cake lady said...

I made just the syrup tonight with a baked french toast and it is TO DIE FOR!!!!! I know it's gonna become aa all time favorite. Did you get the $ for the cookbook? Sorry last week I didn't have my purse.

grace said...

would it be unladylike to simply turn up a bowl of that syrup and pour it down my gullet? cause that's all i want to do. :)