My husband, Craig Eddy, is to blame for this amazing new favorite breakfast dish at our house. Over the holidays he took the wonderful white bread that the La Honda Country Market sells, dipped it in the egg and milk mixture we’d normally use to make French Toast, and placed it in the waffle maker. The results were an amazing (and easy) way to start our Christmas morning off right. Well, maybe the presents under the tree helped the mood too. But you know what I mean. He’s made it every weekend since then and it’s February now, so it must be yummy. Try it with the large sliced white bread at the Market. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
French Toast Waffles
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 6 slices white sandwich bread
- Toppings of your choice
- Preheat a waffle iron.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, butter and salt. Now this is where you can get creative. Add pinches of ground cinnamon or nutmeg. Brown sugar or maple syrup. A dash of cocoa or grated chocolate. A few drops of vanilla or rum flavoring. Orange or lemon juice and grated rind. Even something savory like cumin or curry or crumbled bacon. Whatever your mind tells your stomach it wants for breakfast. Just don’t overdo it as the taste should infuse the waffle, not overpower it.
- Coat a bread slice well by dipping it in the egg mixture and then place it on the hot waffle iron. Make sure the entire bread slice fits in the waffle iron without anything hanging out. If the slices are too big, cut them before you dip them! Close the lid and cook until the bread is golden brown. Most waffle irons will tell you this with a light.
- When the French Toast Waffle is done, put it on a plate and top it with whatever you like. Again, be creative. Use maple syrup, brown sugar, whipped topping, flavored sour cream or cream cheese, cut up fruit, bacon, or anything you like.