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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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9 Responses to “French Toast or Pancakes?”

  1. January 29th, 2012 at 20:03 | #1

    No question. Pancakes. Has to be Buttermilk Pancakes. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes.

  2. January 30th, 2012 at 08:07 | #2

    Yum. Sounds like fun variation on a classic.

    French toast is a staple in my house. I make it at least once a week and always make extras. It can easily, and tastefully, be reheated for my daughters lunch. But sadly, I always make it the same way. I think the next time we have breakfast for dinner, I’m going to be adventurous and give this recipe a try.

    • admin
      January 30th, 2012 at 14:54 | #3

      Thanks for your comment Kara. Hope you get a chance to try this delicious recipe soon.

  3. elkie hart
    January 30th, 2012 at 23:00 | #4

    My problem is that I like both.
    In cabo San Lucas last year I had stuffed French, Mmmmm.

    • admin
      January 31st, 2012 at 19:38 | #5

      I also like both!!

  4. Robin
    January 30th, 2012 at 23:26 | #6

    Uh oh…. I think Bubie forgot a step! That plate of sugary cornflake crumbs is. Waiting to be used!
    A great Liberty Village Sunday brunch hotspot called Schoolhouse make their version with crunchy rice Krispies. I had them yesterday. Incredible recipe!

    • admin
      January 31st, 2012 at 19:38 | #7

      Robin,…thanks for your comment. I am going to dig around and see if I can find that recipe for rice krispy french toast. Another great idea.

  5. February 2nd, 2012 at 09:29 | #8

    Pancakes always win in this house. For breakfast, lunch or supper we resort to pancakes. Sometimes I even smell my 20 year old making pancakes in the middle of the night, it could be 2, 3 in the morning!
    So pancakes win hands down.
    I must admit, the french toast with oats and strawberries on top aren’t too bad either.

  6. February 2nd, 2012 at 09:31 | #9

    Oh and fyi, my grandmother used to make french toast and freeze it for us. She would make dozens of pieces and send them home with me from Montreal to put in my freezer. They were made with love and were delicious!

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