Waffle French Toast
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Waffle French Toast



I love Cinnamon Raisin bread. It's so darn good toasted it tastes like dessert to me no matter when I eat it.

Recently I started asking my kids at bedtime what they want for breakfast the next morning, trying to get them to pick one thing so I don't wind up being a short order cook, making something different for everyone. I find that breakfast more than any other meal is when I risk falling into this bad habit.

One morning when I had forgotten to ask about breakfast the previous night, Kenya wanted waffles and Chloe asked for French toast. It started to turn into a bit of a power struggle so I decided to rectify the situation and fulfill both of their wishes by making waffle french toast. Plus I made it even more special by doing it with my beloved cinnamon raisin bread. I also used a waffle iron so I didn't need to worry about flipping it halfway through -- giving me extra time to get organized and out the door for school on time!

Waffle French Toast  (4)

  • Prep Time: 5 mins,
  • Cook Time: 5 mins,
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I love Cinnamon Raisin bread. It's so darn good toasted it tastes like dessert to me no matter when I eat it. Recently I started asking my kids at bedtime what they want for breakfast the next morning, trying to get them to pick one thing so I don't...


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 8 slices cinnamon raisin bread


  1. 1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. 2. Dip each side of the bread in the egg mixture to thoroughly coat.
  3. 3. Place the coated bread in a pre-heated and greased waffle iron for 5 minutes.
  4. 4. Serve with desired accompaniment.

Accompaniments: maple syrup or honey

Waffle French Toast

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  1. Laura

    September 12, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Hi! I made these this morning and my kids really liked it! Thanks for the idea. The only thing was it turned out pretty chewy/tough. Could it be the bread I used or is that how it normally turns out for you? Thanks!

    • C. McCord

      September 13, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Hmm I think it is probably the bread you used.

  2. alicia.closepal@gmail.com

    August 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    This was a horrible idea! Putting sugary bread in a waffle iron? I now have to throw my waffle iron away. There is burned sugar stuck in very crevice. In spite of plenty of pan spray, the bread completely stuck to the waffle iron! Waffle irons are made for batter, not bread. My mistake was to actually try it. I should have listened to my instincts which told me this would never work.

    • Catherine McCord

      August 11, 2014 at 8:59 am

      So weird! And I’m so sorry that happened! We make this all the time and our waffle iron makes it just fine and cleans up beautifully!

  3. Nicole

    March 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Cathrine, could these be frozen for a even quicker morning? lol. sorry…I had to ask. also, how would you defrost them? oven? conventional oven? toaster?

    I’m not a good cook (yet) learning from you ask I go. My favorite so for of yours (one of many) are the sweet potato muffins!!! thank you for all you do.

    • Brandi K

      June 9, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      I made some and froze them then popped them in the toaster on busy mornings, like an eggo but so much better. My toddler loves them!

    • Catherine McCord

      March 31, 2014 at 9:03 am

      I would put them in the toaster or toaster oven to defrost!

  4. dalyfm

    September 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I used this recipe as an inspiration for this morning breakfast. I put cream cheese and stawberries between two slices of bread, dipped it on the egg/milk mixture and then place on the waffle iron. I love how crispy the outside was!

  5. Lori

    August 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm


  6. Gina

    March 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Love this! The bread I used was too large for my waffle iron. I cut a strip off the side of each piece and then made french toast/waffle sticks with them.

  7. Amber

    March 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

    These were so good! I just used whole wheat bread because it is what I had on hand. Next time I’m going to try it with the cinnamon raisin bread!

  8. Debie Grace

    March 8, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Hmmmm this seems so good! 😀

  9. Maria

    March 2, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Loved it! Made it with Pumpkin Streusel bread and was so yummy my 2 1/2 y/o ate 2 whole pieces without even asking for maple syrup! And, it was so easy,

  10. Diana @ Eating Made Easy

    February 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Such a great idea!

  11. Lisa | With Style and Grace

    February 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    oh these look so good!

  12. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    February 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I love how creative we are because of kids! This is something I am sure I’d love myself for breakfast tomorrow :)

  13. aida mollenkamp

    February 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Oh, yay! That sounds fabulous. I love putting all sorts of stuff in the waffle iron like shredded potatoes for hash browns and event brownie batter!

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  15. Deborah

    February 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Can we use other types of bread like whole wheat or sliced challah bread, which my husband likes?

    • catherine

      February 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Yes! You can use any bread that you’d use for french toast!

  16. Kate

    February 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    This is so great! Louisa always wants waffles, but they can be a little time consuming to mix together. I’m trying this tomorrow am!

  17. Terri A

    February 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    You are so clever! :)

  18. Tia

    February 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Love it!

  19. Maria

    February 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Love this idea!

  20. Jolene (Homespun Heritage)

    February 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Made this for lunch! Thanks for the idea!

  21. Bing

    February 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    This looks so yummy! Thank you!

  22. Holly Henderson

    February 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Catherine – This looks awesome! I am also wondering what your preferred waffle iron is, I have been researching them and I’m at a loss! Do you use a stationary one or a flip? Thanks!

  23. Katie Beasley

    February 27, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I have done this for years! It’s so fast and easy I LOVE it, the girls LOVE it and it’s always easy to freeze and pop in the toaster! I love to add additional things like pureed pumpkin or sweet potatoes and added sprinkle of flax seed and/or wheat brand!!

  24. Emily

    February 27, 2013 at 11:25 am

    This recipe looks great! I am curious, what type of waffle iron do you use?