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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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