On a cold winter Sunday, you sit in your spot and gaze outside to the fluffy snow falling over the ground while squirrels play catch.
It makes you crave something warm and sweet for breakfast, to help you match that fuzzy feeling you have inside.
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One of the best advantages of living in Canada is having the best maple syrup in the world always handy 🙂 (and if you don’t live in Canada, you can order it online. Ah, the perks of that future we live in…)
And the best way to enjoy it is with French Toast, especially with a touch of cinnamon.
Tools you need
You don’t need many tools for this dish and it’s fairly easy to make. You’ll still want to have some of these handy. It’s true things taste better when we work for them but why work harder than you need to?
- Frying pan just makes frying things easy
- Chef’s knife to cut the bread into sticks
- Tongs are useful to flip the sticks over in a controlled way without chasing them around the pan with a fork or piercing the crust
- Measuring spoons to, you know, measure things with them
- Measuring cups. Sometimes when you buy measuring cups, measuring spoons come with them
- Whisk to mix it all together in a small bowl or a plate
- 8 slices of toast or any other white bread
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- vegetable oil or unsalted butter for cooking
- maple syrup for serving
- Cut bread slices into sticks or leave them in one piece, whatever you prefer. Use old, drier bread if you can. It will soak better and won’t get doughy.
Bread crust will give them a nice crunch, so don’t cut the crust off.
- In a bowl or a plate, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture, turning to coat it on all sides so that it’s well-saturated with the mixture.
- In a separate bowl or plate mix cinnamon with sugar. Set aside for coating.
- Fry in a preheated frying pan with 2-3 tablespoons of oil on a medium heat.
Watch out not to put too many pieces at once, they might stick to each other and loose their crispiness, which is no fun!
Fry until golden brown.
- Coat the frying bread in a cinnamon mixture.
- Pour as much maple syrup as you like over the toast just before serving and enjoy!
Pro Tip: serve with maple syrup in a cup on the side and pour it over individual toasts to help them stay crispy.
Now that you’re here there are two questions left.
- What do you like better, crispy sticks or slices with soft core?
- Other than maple syrup, what do you put on French Toast?