Friday, March 19, 2010

Fluffy French Toast

We are a house divided. Half of us like pancakes, half of us like french toast. ALL of us like this happy hybrid of the two. How about this weekend, you whip up a batch of these yummies. Don't worry, they go together faster than making pancakes from a mix. While you are at it, set up a little topping bar and watch the kiddos enjoy not only the taste, but the look of their works of art. If you need some inspiration, here are our favorites:
Hubby Love - Butter and Maple Syrup (he is a traditional one)
Kiddo A - Peaches and bites of breakfast sausage
Kiddo B - Peanut Butter and Bananas
Kiddo C - Bananas and Chocolate Chips, aka - Funky Monkey, as pictures above
Kiddo D - Blueberry Syrup and LOTS of butter
Siggy Mama - Strawberries, Whipped Cream
Moving on to the recipe!
  • 1 -2 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Maple flavoring, optional. If you do not use this, add an extra 1/2 tsp of Vanilla extract.
  • 10-12 pieces of bread, your choice
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brush on just enough vegetable oil to coat entire skillet. Whisk together all dry ingredients, in a separate bowl mix together all wet ingredients. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stir until just combined. Pour batter into an 8x8 square baking dish and dip single pieces of bread into batter, flipping to coat both sides. Place immediately on hot skillet. Flip when browned and brown other side. Serve immediately...ENJOY!
So, I shared our favorite toppings, how do you like to top your pancakes/french toast? Leave a comment and let's give each other some inspiration!

This recipe waslinked at:
 Sunday's Potluck at Mommy's Kitchen!
Simply Sweet Home's Friday Favorites


  1. One of my husband's favorite treats! I love all of the different combinations, too.

  2. My favorite topping is apricot preserves. :-D

    And sometimes maple syrup and thin crispy bacon.

  3. yummy! strawberries and extra creamy cool whip here too!

  4. Awesome! We all LOVED this. We didn't have any fancy toppings.... real maple syrup. I added ground flax seeds and oat bran to the flour to help make it healthier. Yummy!

  5. This looks wonderful too! Thanks for sharing your post for Friday Favorites!

  6. FYI - I always LOVE this recipe. This morning I started putting all the ingredients together and I relized I didn't have any vanilla or maple flavoring. I increased the cinnamon to 1 tsp and I added 1/2 tsp lemon extract. Yummy! It worked out perfect... a very nice light flavor. So, as always Sig - thank you for this wonderful recipe!

  7. Love the combo! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Wish I had some now :)

  8. I love french toast - definitely going to give this version a try sometime. I always have done like you... milk and eggs whisked together and it was just fine. I'm curious to see how this changes it.