I posted this delicious french toast from Sunday on my Instagram and have yet to stop thinking about it because it’s just that good. I had a couple of people DM me for the recipe, so I just decided to share it with everyone here on the blog today.
Why is it meta?
Simply because it’s french toast made from french toast bread.
I know your head just exploded from the confusion of awesomeness.
But, I’m serious. It’s made from French Toast bread.
I’m sure you could probably just toast it and put some butter on it like the picture on the front of the package would like you to do, but why when you can make actual french toast with it?
Now, I admit: the idea to do this was not mine. It was Devon’s. He found this bread at the grocery store last winter and being the breakfast loving man he is immediately thought about making french toast with it. So, I take no credit for the idea, just the actual preparation of it. As amazing as he is at waffle and pancake making, he’s not a french toast maker; that’s my department.
One thing I love about this bread (besides the cinnamon and maple syrup and nutmeg flavor already fully engulfing the bread) is that it’s a thick sliced bread. No one wants flimsy french toast. It’s got some heft to it, which is perfect.
Since it is a little thicker, I usually let the bread sit in the custard mixture for about 2 minutes to really make sure it’s soaking through all of the bread before grilling it. I’m sure you could leave it longer if you want, but I’m impatient and that seems to work well enough for me.
Also brunch is not brunch in our house without bacon. So, typically I make the bacon first (while I’m putting the french toast batter together and getting everything else ready) and then I grill the french toast in a little of the remaining bacon fat. It adds a little salty bite to the end result and I think it makes the toast crispier than just cooking it off in butter.
This french toast is super fast and loaded with flavor. Normal french toast is good, but this will easily make you never want “standard” french toast ever again.
Meta French Toast
The best french toast ever created!
- 4 eggs
- 1.5 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch nutmeg
- 1 package Pepperidge Farm French Toast Swirl Bread approx 10 slices
In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except bread) in a medium bowl and whisk together to fully beat eggs and combine spices.
Heat a griddle pan to medium low with 1 teaspoon of butter (or you can use bacon fat as I usually do) until it's gently bubbling.
Soak bread in the batter allowing it to rest in the batter for at least 2 minutes then transfer to griddle pan.
Cook the bread 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown on each side and cooked through.
Serve with your choice of accompaniments and sides. We usually just keep it simple with some maple syrup and bacon. Enjoy!