Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Crunchy Cornflake French Toast

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Crunchy Cornflake French Toast

How about a fun twist on the traditional French toast?
Kids love this one!

Crunchy Cornflake French Toast...a fun twist on the traditional breakfast!  Kids love this crunchy version. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I've been getting up early each morning around 5:30 a.m. to head out with our black lab for a long walk, usually around 2.5 miles.  Many mornings I'd love to go longer, but you know, duties are always waiting for me at home.

Some mornings, if I'm lucky I can sneek back into the house and it's STILL QUIET.  It's like music to my ears.

If and when it is still quiet I get to work.  I stretch a little, turn on the news, make a pot of coffee and depending on where my blog work is....do some writing or try and steal a chapter or two in my book. I'm a morning person through and through.  I'm much rather get my day started early than be scrambling after the kids are put to bed.

My friends, if you need me after 9 p.m. on a weeknight I'm most likely in bed.  Often reading or catching up on a show, but most definitely not doing much.

Crunchy Cornflake French Toast...a fun twist on the traditional breakfast!  Kids love this crunchy version. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I've found my energy is high in the morning and I tend to get a lot done.  Start laundry? Sure.  Prep lunches for a picnic with the kids?  Yep.  Even when I don't get that extra "me" time with kids still sleeping I'm often running around crossing things off my list.

But, don't get excited.

I do all of this so that when 2:00 hits and I have three kids resting....I can rest too.  It is rare a nap sneaks in, but don't get me wrong I love when the house is quiet!

It was during one of these quiet moments I thought about this French toast.  Breakfast is like a fourth sibling to me.  I love all things about it.

Crunchy Cornflake French Toast...a fun twist on the traditional breakfast!  Kids love this crunchy version. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Cornflakes are the perfect crunchy topping.  People have gone gaga for my Buttermilk Ranch Cornflake Chicken this last year.  And heck, maybe if your over the age of 40 you even remember just eating it as cereal {do people eat cornflakes anymore?}.

Beyond the cornflakes it's the bread.

It's always the bread.

Carbs make the world go round.

I use this delicious brioche loaf from ALDI, but any bakery around your parts should have brioche bread.  It's dense, eggy, sweet, buttery and hearty.

Crunchy Cornflake French Toast...a fun twist on the traditional breakfast!  Kids love this crunchy version. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

The cornflakes gives this French toast such a great coating.  It's crunchy and delicious.  My oldest said while eating his THIRD piece, "this kind of tastes like those fried donuts you get at the fair".

Yes, my love you're right.

Albeit, pan fried, it is an indulgent breakfast to say the least.  I topped ours with fresh blueberries to make it appear a bit healthier.

You're welcome.

Crunchy Cornflake French Toast...a fun twist on the traditional breakfast!  Kids love this crunchy version. (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

French toast is easy!  I'm sure you serve it to your family now and then, why not change it up a little? The crunch factor is beyond serious.  I've yet to met a kid who didn't like this version, but here's the key.  Don't skimp on the fancy bread.  It makes it.

If you're really feeling adventurous, try any favorite cereal.  Frosted Flakes?  Fruity Pebbles? Captain Crunch?

The possibilites are endless.



Yield: 8

Crunchy Cornflake French Toast

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins
A new twist on the classic French Toast! Crunchy, soft and sweet...it's a kid {and adult} favorite.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 8 slices Brioche bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 2 t. cinnamon
  • 5 c. cornflakes, crushed
  • fresh blueberries
  • maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat a large skillet to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. In another shallow bowl pour in the cornflakes. Using a glass cup crush the cornflakes into small pieces.
  4. When the skillet is hot, dip the brioche bread into the egg mixture on both sides and press into the crushed cornflakes, again on both sides. Place in the hot skillet.
  5. Cook 2-3 minutes a side until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Serve the French toast warm with blueberries and maple syrup.
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