The boys are off today so we are having a somewhat lazy morning. Much like many of our summer mornings. The muggy weather outside is definitely not helping that one. Where is fall?! And will it ever get here?
When the kids have off from school, I like to do a little more in the morning for breakfast. We have time for more than just cereal or frozen waffles. No-school mornings mean I make some blueberry bread or even donuts. But this morning, my boys had another request: french toast.
French toast is one of the easiest morning meals to make but I wanted to try a little something different today. I always run into the problem of my bread getting too soggy and breaking so I knew I must be doing something wrong.
The key to making sure your French Toast doesn’t get soggy is making a batter. Sure it’s easy to crack some eggs and some milk and be done with it, but I was getting frustrated with that method. This time, I tried making more of a batter to coat the bread so it wouldn’t break apart.
And it worked! Of course, you also want to make sure you are using thick slices of bread like Texas Toast. My store was out yesterday so I grabbed a Country White bread that was thicker than regular bread and more dense.
It was a hit! Ethan declared it was the best French Toast Ever! Even better than the “french toast” place. I wouldn’t go that far with it but it was pretty good!
The batter will be enough to coat an entire loaf of bread. French toast is great for leftovers and even packing for school lunches with the help of a Thermos.
Fluffy French Toast
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 loaf of thick sliced bread
- Combine all of the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, and ground cinnamon) in a large bowl.
- In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, and vanilla).
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk well. The batter will be a little lumpy.
- Dip each side of bread into batter and let excess run off.
- Place on a greased hot skillet.
- Flip when browned.