A couple of weeks ago I made this delicious French toast recipe. It was scrumptious. I used slices of my homemade Honeyed Walnut Bread and followed the basic recipe for my Cinnabon French Toast. I poured maple syrup over top of Honey Walnut French Toast but you could just as easily serve this with honey and a few walnuts sprinkled over the top if you prefer eating it that way. Regardless, Honey Walnut French Toast was wonderful. If you don’t feel like making up a batch of my homemade Honeyed Walnut Bread than choose a good honey wheat bread instead and garnish with honey or maple syrup and walnuts.
I have to admit I LOVE pancakes and French toast and I have ever since I was a little kid. My favorite French Toast of all time is made at Shari’s Restaurants in the mountain states and on the west coast. They use leftover Cinnamon Rolls (and their rolls are mammoth in size) as the bread for their French toast. Well I don’t think those can be beat and one of these days I’m going to have to come up with my own version. But for now, here is a wonderful French toast recipe your family is sure to love. It’s very quick and easy (especially if you have the bread on hand already). Maple syrup is so much more expensive than corn syrup but it is so worth it–especially for special occasion breakfasts. I recommend you use real maple syrup or honey on this French toast recipe whenever possible.
If you’re on the lookout for a delicious French toast recipe, than look no farther than Honey Walnut French Toast. This breakfast treat is marvelous. Your kids will love having this fabulous recipe for Saturday breakfasts, holiday breakfasts, or other special occasions where you provide a big country-style breakfast. Honey Walnut French Toast is great served with bacon and fruit. It’s also a very satisfying comfort food you will want to make over and over again.
Honey Walnut French Toast is a scrumptious breakfast treat your whole family will enjoy.
Sprinkle French toast with powdered sugar, maple syrup or honey, and walnuts, if desired.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the bread.
Here’s a look at Honey Walnut French Toast before I poured syrup on top. This breakfast entree is great served with bacon and fresh fruit.
I loved every bite of this delicious French toast recipe!
Here’s what I did.
Place eggs in a mixing bowl.
Whisk eggs until beaten.
Whisk until combined. You will never be able to get all the cinnamon lumps out of the custard.
Place a tablespoon of butter in a cast iron skillet or griddle and heat to medium.
Dip bread slices in custard mixture. I used Honeyed Walnut Bread a homemade breadmaker bread that turned out wonderfully for this recipe.
Completely submerge the bread for about 10-15 seconds.
Lift bread out carefully (using both hands) so bread doesn’t tear. Shake off excess egg custard mixture.
Place bread slices in skillet with melted butter. Cook a few minutes until lightly browned.
Flip bread over with spatula and brown the other side.
Here’s a close up so you can see what the French toast looks like just out of the skillet.
To serve: place bread on a plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar and walnuts. Glaze with maple syrup or honey, as desired.
Honey Walnut French Toast is a great breakfast idea for brunches and special occasion breakfasts.
Here’s another close up so you can see the texture of the bread.
Honey Walnut French Toast is great to serve for country breakfasts over the holidays or when you have company over.
Here’s the recipe.
HONEY WALNUT FRENCH TOAST
(Recipe adapted from Simply Cooking)
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
6-8 slices Honeyed Walnut Bread
powdered sugar, as garnish
maple syrup, as garnish
walnuts, as garnish, if desired
Heat griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add a little butter and cover the surface of the pan. Crack eggs into a medium sized bowl and whisk until beaten. Stir in milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Dip bread slices into custard and submerge for about 10-15 seconds. Lift bread out carefully with both hands so it doesn’t tear. Place in skillet or griddle. Cook about 3-5 minutes on each side until bread becomes a golden brown. Flip bread over with spatula and cook the other side about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Cut bread on the diagonal. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and glaze with maple syrup or honey. Sprinkle walnuts on top, if desired. Serves 4.
While you can serve Honey Walnut French Toast for breakfast, this entree is great when you serve breakfast for dinner!
The taste of this French toast is amazing. It has wonderful flavors from the cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, honey, and walnuts.
I chose not to add extra walnuts or sprinkle the French toast with powdered sugar. But you can add BOTH if you wish!
Honey Walnut French Toast was heavenly. I enjoyed every bite!
Add just a little more maple syrup……yum.