Make Ahead Toaster French Toast

Ingredients: (8-9 pieces of french toast)

  • 8-9 pieces sliced whole wheat bread
    • or bread of your choosing
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup or so of milk
  • A splash of good quality vanilla
    • I use clear Mexican vanilla 
  • Lots of good quality ground cinnamon
Extra stuff:
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • cooling rack
  • waxed paper
  • zip top bag and sharpie permanent markers
*my recipe is pretty touchy feely.  Feel free to add more or less of whatever you'd like.  If you have a favorite recipe for this, by all means use it.  I am really passing along the concept of what I'm doing with the french toast.  

Written Method:
With the exception of the bread, obviously, add all of the custard ingredients in a shallow bowl.  I typically use a pie plate, but whatever works best for you is fine.  Whisk thoroughly to really break up the egg.  If a fork works better for you than a whisk, try that.  If there are still clear pieces of egg white, they will show up on your toast.  Kids don't like that.  

Spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray.  I'm using a non-stick skillet today.  I find that to be easiest (especially when my little girl is helping me cook).   Immerse both sides of bread into the batter until wet but not too soggy.  Add to skillet.  Depending on the size of the skillet, you can do multiples.  Cook until medium - medium golden.  They will cook a little more in the toaster at the end.  

Allow them to cool on a cooling rack so that air can circulate both over and under them.  Don't be surprised that you only end up with a few at the end, but that's part of it.  *These also make great snacks.  Try them with a bit of peanut butter.  After they are cool (read as:  you've cleaned up the kitchen, fed the dog, made the beds, etc.), you can package up the leftover ones in the freezer for a day when you perhaps don't have time to make a hot breakfast.  Grab a piece of parchment or waxed paper.   Now just label your zip top bag and pop them in the freezer.  

Pop them into the toaster.  Be aware, they may take two cycles.