Waffle French Toast

Trust me when I tell you that Waffle French Toast is one of those game changing breakfasts that will make you a super mom in everyone’s eyes! 

I love Cinnamon Raisin bread. It's so darn good when it's 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!

Since all of the ingredients are so simple you want to use the best possible. Grab a really tasty loaf of bread to start. Whole wheat or white is perfectly suitable, but cinnamon raisin is a total game changer. In general I love breads with tons of “stuff” in it because in the waffle iron it becomes really sweet and toasty tasting. Next you want some really creamy organic milk, maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon and eggs. That’s it! Let your waffle iron do all of the magic. And believe me it will.

This has given me a newfound passion for "waffling" something. Is that a thing? I'm making it a thing! I've made sandwiches in the waffle iron like The World's Greatest Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich and Waffle Heart Sandwiches. I've even made eggs in my waffle iron! My new question about food these days is, "will it waffle?". Most of the time - yes it will! 

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Waffle French Toast (4)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 8 slices bread (I use cinnamon raisin, challah, pain perdu or other good bread)

Preparation

1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon.

2. Dip each side of the bread in the egg mixture to thoroughly coat.

3. Place the coated bread in a pre-heated and greased waffle iron for 5 minutes.

4. Serve with desired accompaniment.

Accompaniments

maple syrup, raspberry sauce, honey, whipped cream, fresh fruit and/or chocolate chips

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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8 comments

  • Dalyfm

    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!

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  • Nicole

    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.

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    • Catherine McCord

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

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    • Brandi K

      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!

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  • [email protected]

    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.

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    • Catherine McCord

      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!

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  • Laura

    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!

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    • McCord

      Hmm I think it is probably the bread you used.

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