French toast has long been one of my favorite breakfast choices, and I love trying new flavors and syrups. This version is really quite simple, made with the addition of pure maple syrup and a little cinnamon.
Here's what you need to make it:
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup light cream, half-and-half, or milk
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, the darker the better (Grade B has more flavor)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 8 slices bread, about 1/2-inch thickness
- butter, about 4 tablespoons, for frying
- maple syrup and butter, for serving
- Heat the oven to "Warm" setting or 200° F.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs with the cream or milk, the maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until well blended.
- Pour the egg and milk mixture into a pie plate or wide, shallow bowl.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add enough butter to coat the bottom of the skillet.
- Put two slices of bread in the egg and milk mixture, turning to let it soak up as much as possible.
- When the butter is hot and foaming, add the bread slices to the skillet.
- Cook until golden brown on the bottom. Turn and brown the other side. Adjust the heat as necessary to keep the butter from burning. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
- Transfer the cooked French toast slices to a pan or rack and put them in the oven to keep warm.
- Repeat with the remaining bread and egg mixture.
- Serve the French toast with butter and more maple syrup.
- Makes 8 slices.
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