Marcus Shares His Tips For 'Leveling Up' Your French Toast!

My 4-Year-Old daughter LOVES French toast.  The best thing about them is that they are easy, filling, and you can jazz them up any way you want.  Before I tell you ways to elevate them, let's review the basic recipe:


1 tbsp butter
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
tsp vanilla
tsp sugar (if needed)
Day-Old bread(white is the most used)

Directions: 1. Whisk the egg, milk, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon in a wide bowl(I like to use a pie plate). 2. Soak the bread on one side for 2-3 minutes. Flip and soak the other side3. Heat your griddle or frying pan on medium heat to about 375.  Lift the bread out of the mixture and shake off any excess.  Fry bread on one side till nice and brown.  Flip and fry the other side till brown.  Serve with more butter and syrup.Here are some ways to turn them up:

1. Use whipped cream instead of milk.  I learned this one by accident.  I was out of milk but had a can of the whipped leftover from Thanksgiving.  The cream, the sugar, it was all perfectly balanced and amazing.2. Add some liquor to it.  A tablespoon of bourbon, whiskey, or Irish Cream is awesome.3. Zest an orange or lemon into your mixture (or use citrus extract). My daughter and I did this one morning and orange and vanilla together is (obviously) heaven!

4. You can stuff your French Toast with fruit and cream cheese. Use mascarpone instead of cream cheese.  
5. Make yourself a quick fruit sauce or compote to top your French Toast with.  

6. Use a different kind of bread. Kings Hawaiian Rolls are MONEY for French Toast.  They have extra sweetness and are 'kid sized' which is an added bonus.  You just have to make sure to slice them in half and then cut a thin layer off the top so the egg mixture can penetrate.  Challah bread is also awesome as is brioche and leftover baguette.  Wheat bread is really one of the only ones that DOESN'T work for me.

The possibilities are literally endless. Enjoy and hit me up on social media with your favorite moves or toppings!

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