Honey Walnut French Toast
A couple of weeks ago I made this delicious Honey Walnut 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, then 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. 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. 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.
Honey Walnut French Toast is the ultimate in comfort food. This breakfast treat is so mouthwatering and absolutely marvelous. Your kids will love having this fabulous recipe for weekend, company or holiday breakfasts. It’s also great for other special occasions where you provide a big country-style breakfast. For that matter, it’s wonderful to serve as “Breakfast for Dinner!” Honey Walnut French Toast is great served with bacon and fruit. It’s also a very satisfying entree that will have you licking your chops in a jiffy! Your family will want you to make it over and over again. Spoil them and make up a batch. 🙂
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 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 and whisk eggs until beaten.
Add milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk until combined. You will never be able to get all the cinnamon lumps out of the custard.
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.
You must have thick slices of bread to accomplish this. Thin slices are too flimsy.
Melt butter in a skillet. 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.
To serve: place French Toast 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.
Honey Walnut French Toast is sure to be a hit at your house when you make it!
Here’s the recipe.
HONEY WALNUT FRENCH TOAST
(My own concoction)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 6-8 slices [url href=”http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2013/07/31/honeyed-walnut-bread/” target=”_blank” title=”honeyed walnut bread”]Honeyed Walnut Bread[/url]
- 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.
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!