Posts Tagged ‘French Toast’


This past weekend, we hosted a Chanuka Brunch for some family and friends. I don’t know about you, but I love hosting a brunch.

Chanukah Brunch!!

As always, I found myself on Pinterest looking for unique recipes and of course this website came to my rescue.  PS. Feel free to click on this link so you can see my Pinterest Page…..

The recipe I found, appealed to me for several reasons:

-I had a bunch of skewers already in the drawer (big surprise)

-I simply needed to buy a baguette, 2 bananas and some strawberries (easy enough)

-I adored the presentation.

Here’s the full recipe  (Originally posted on

French Toast on a Stick


  • 1 cup milk (any kind of milk will work but I used whole milk to make it extra delicious)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey (I omitted this)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups of a baguette cut up into cubes (tip: use scissors)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 16 strawberries, stems removed
  • 2 bananas, sliced into 1/2 inch coins
  • 8 wooden skewers


1. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, (honey) and cinnamon.

2. Dip the bread cubes in the milk mixture to coat each side.

3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the bread for 1 1/2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

French Toast Bites

4. Skewer the french toast cubes, sliced strawberries and sliced bananas and serve with maple syrup for dipping.


French Toast Bites on a Skewer

What a hit!

Easy to eat, delicious, and simple to make. Scored.

However I will admit that it was a bit tricky to serve them as I didn’t want them to get cold. I solved this issue by serving them as an appetizer as soon as my guests arrived. #problemsolved.

Promise to blog about a few other dishes that I made. Promise.


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On Sunday morning, I made a perfectly good lookin’ French Toast to serve to my daughter. However I was still staring at half a loaf of challah and then said to myself: “Vicky…now is the time to try that recipe for Individual French Toast Muffins that you saw on Pinterest 3 years ago!!”.

french toast - rebecca

Here’s the recipe that I used from the website: Two Peas and Their Pod


1 loaf French bread, cut or torn into 1/2 inch cubes  (I used half a loaf of a whole wheat challah)
2 1/2 cups milk
6 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping:

1/4 cup cold butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

Butter and Maple Syrup, for serving, optional


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

french toast - bread and eggs

2. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin. Add a handful of bread cubes to each muffin cup. Carefully pour egg and milk mixture evenly over each muffin tin. You may need to press down on the bread cubes after you pour a little mixture and then pour more. Pour slowly or you will have a mess. Cover the muffins with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight. (I refrigerated it for 2 hours)

french toast - muffin

3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. To make the cinnamon streusel, in a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Mix together with your hands, until you have a crumbly mixture. Remove the muffins from the refrigerator and sprinkle the muffins evenly with the streusel topping.

4. Bake for 25 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Let muffins cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve with butter and maple syrup, if desired.


How cute? I can’t wait to serve these at a brunch one day soon. I have a feeling they will be a hit!

french toast - final2

Happy Brunching!!




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Many years ago, I was making pancakes and realized that I didn’t have any maple syrup in the fridge. I then had a “MacGyver Moment” and pulled out three ingredients that would replace the need for maple syrup: a banana, some brown sugar and butter.

Not only did it work, but I swear this sauce has totally replaced the need to have Maple Syrup in my fridge.


one banana

1/4 cup brown sugar

2-3 tablespoons butter

cinnamon (optional)


1. Melt the butter and the brown sugar.

melt 1

2. Add the sliced banana. *the hotter the pan…..the better, so take your time to ensure that everything will caramelize  (this is a good thing!!)melt - 2


melt - final

Sprinkle with cinnamon if you want!!

I serve this sauce with french toast or pancakes and without fail it’s always a hit.

Happy Cooking.

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What do you prefer……pancakes or french toast? It’s a hard question, don’t you think?  I don’t even know the answer to this question..I truly like both. I posted this question on twitter tonite and here’s the results: 8 people preferred french toast and 3 people preferred pancakes. Good thing this blog post is about French Toast!!

A few months ago, I came across a recipe called CRUNCHY FRENCH TOAST and I thought that it would be fun to try, seeing as I make the same type of  french toast ALL THE TIME.

The recipe is from a cookbook called Bubbies Brunch Cookbook by Ron Silver.  I only tried this recipe once but I would certainly like to try more from this cookbook. i.e Banana Walnut Pancakes. YUM.

Here’s what you need:


2 cups crushed cornflakes

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons sugar

4 extra large eggs

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

pinch of salt

8 thick slices of bread

butter for the griddle (or skillet)


1. Crush the cornflakes (I simply used my hands).

2. Mix the crushed cornflakes,1/4 tsp cinnamon and the sugar and put on a plate

3. Whisk or use a mixer and beat the eggs until frothy. Add the buttermilk, brown sugar, salt. 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Beat for another minute.

4. Dip the slices one at a time into the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides.

5. Carefully place the slice onto a griddle or a skillet on medium heat. Flip over after to 2-3 minutes.


I think you will agree with me, that this is delicious. The addition of the crushed cornflakes really kicks it up a notch. I certainly know that I will be using this recipe again.

So, back to the original question: French Toast or Pancakes?

Can’t wait to hear your answers.

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