I do not like syrup. I know you are probably thinking I am crazy, but I just don’t! Because of my dislike of this breakfast staple, I’ve always been a little hesitant to make things like pancakes and french toast (although, this recipe for Caramel French Toast is a family favorite!). This past weekend, I decided that maybe there was a way to make french toast without having syrup as the natural topping…and there was! I tried out the recipe from the Williams-Sonoma site with some modifications (click here to see the original recipe), and I loved it!
- 1 day-old baguette, cut diagonally into slices 3/4 inch thick or Texas Toast
- 6 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbs. firmly packed light brown sugar
- Unsalted butter for cooking
- Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
- Blackberries or other berries for garnishing
- Maple syrup for serving
- The original recipe has nutmeg included in the ingredients. I am not a big fan of the taste of nutmeg so I left it out completely and the toast still turned out great!
- The original recipe also called for half and half. I chose to use skim milk instead because I figured it would be slightly healthier.
- I used Texas Toast for simplicity’s sake. I’m sure this would be just as tasty with a French baguette as well!
- I just used fresh raspberries on mine and it was SO good! My husband had his without the berries and chose to use syrup instead — he also enjoyed his!
I have an IKEA trip planned for the upcoming weekend and am hoping that trip will finalize some of the projects we have been working on over here lately, and I am looking forward to sharing those with you!
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