French Toast Four Ways

Happy New Years!  How is this for a great start to the New Year or for any morning for breakfast?  In my home this is a preferred meal of the day and oh so good with fresh bread from your bread machine (see my recipe Maple Buttermilk Bread in the Mini Zo) and delicious Michigan maple syrup.  I have also included a recipe using King Hawaiian Sweet Round bread, eggnog and yes a recipe from Weight Watcher’s for those who have made New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier.

French Toast with an Orange Twist

  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half (I prefer to use milk, even skim is fine)
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 pinches  of nutmeg
  • 2 pinches of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp. Grand Marnier, optional (I never use this unless someone requests it)
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 12 slices day old, 1-inch thick (I cut it thinner) French, challah, King’s Hawaiian Sweet round or use homemade bread from your bread machine like I did

Beat the eggs and sugar in a large dish and add the rest of the ingredients except the oil and bread.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Dip the slices of bread into the egg mixture on both sides briefly;  remove the bread and cook on your hot skillet or griddle.

Fry the bread turning once, until golden brown on both sides; usually 5 minutes or so per side.    Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve with Michigan maple syrup or homemade preserves.

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See also my recipe French Toast Casserole  for a do ahead dish using Great Harvest bread. Also, check out Sourdough Cinnamon-Apple French Toast and Lemon-Lavender Brioche French Toast.

French Toast Hawaiian

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • butter or oil for frying
  • King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread

Slice bread crosswise so that each so that the slices are 1-inch or thinner.  In a shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.

Quickly dip the slices in the egg mixture and cook until golden brown on both sides.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with Michigan Maple syrup.

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French Toast Eggnog

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups eggnog (this is very rich)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 20 slices of English muffin bread (or any of the bread above)
  • confectioners’ sugar, optional
  • Michigan maple syrup

Beat the eggs, eggnog, sugar and extract; dip the bread slices into the mixture.

Cook on a hot griddle until golden brown on both sides.  Dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve with Michigan maple syrup or homemade preserves.

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WW Whole Grain French Toast

  • 1 cup (2%) milk
  • 3/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 slices whole grain bread (I used Pepperidge Farm Light Style 7 Grain)

Whisk together the first five ingredients in a shallow dish.  Spray a large nonstick griddle or skillet and set over medium heat.

Dip bread into mixture coating both sides.  Cook until browned about 5 minutes per side.

2 slices of bread is 5 points (does not include any toppings such as maple syrup)

This was actually pretty good and I would be happy with this for breakfast!

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2 thoughts on “French Toast Four Ways

  1. The eggnog French toast sounds incredible! But I should probably make the Weight Watchers recipe….. 🙂


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