InspirationCooking with My Kid Waffle Iron French Toast
I increased the recipe a bit since the original only made four slices and I was feeding two adults and one toddler and that was definitely not going to be enough food. I figured if it made more than we could eat, we could see how well it froze. Unfortunately we ate all of it so there were no leftovers!
I switched out the maple syrup (don't have any) for an equal amount of brown sugar. I also skipped sprinkling it with powdered sugar since we put butter and pancake syrup on our waffles. And I mixed the cinnamon directly into the egg mixture like I normally do for French toast. I usually would add a splash of vanilla extract to something like this, but since it didn't magically appear in front of me when I opened the cupboard and I was too lazy to dig around to find it, I grabbed the first semi-appropriate thing I saw, caramel syrup used for flavoring coffee. Yum!
We've only got a round waffle iron, which doesn't play nicely with the square shape of the bread, so I only made one slice at a time. Yeah, it took longer, bit it was worth it!
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk)
- 2 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 T caramel syrup
- 6-8 slices bread
DirectionsHeat up your waffle iron. You know your waffle iron better than I do, so you might want to grab the cooking spray to give it a spritz to ensure the waffles don't stick. I used olive oil cooking spray on the first one, but our waffle iron has a non-stick coating, so I skipped it for all the subsequent slices.
|Egg mixture for dipping.|
|Square bread in a round waffle iron.|
|Golden brown and delicious.|
VerdictWhat an awesome mash-up of waffles and French toast!
I loved the thick texture of these French toast waffles. Usually a regular waffle doesn't get too crispy in a standard home waffle maker, so it can end up kind of lifeless and "nothing special". This version has a lot of body and denseness (but not too much), even though I used light 12-grain bread, which can be thin and puny. This was a total homestyle "breakfast for dinner" success.
Husband Jeff really liked these as well, and Sonny D ate at least one and a half slices, so that's another favorable review from the toddler. I think I'm on a roll here!
I would most definitely make this again, and probably would keep the caramel syrup addition as well. The caramel syrup gave it a depth that was enhanced by the pancake syrup. It would also be really good with a homemade strawberry sauce and whipped cream. I love whipped cream on waffles! Those little puddles of creamy syrup are so tasty. A huge thanks to my brother-in-law Scott and his wife Stacy who taught us that one.