Breakfast in Bed: Vanilla French Toast

One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is cook breakfast and then relax while eating it in bed. My go-to meal is French toast. Normally I would make french toast with copious amounts of cinnamon but for some reason it’s the one spice I don’t have in my spice cabinet yet. A couple weeks ago I went to make french toast and discovered this. Instead of running out to buy some cinnamon, I figured I’d wing it and make it without it.

img_1184Basically, it turned out fucking awesome. I added in vanilla, allspice and nutmeg for flavor and it was the best French toast I have ever had. There aren’t exact measurements on most of the ingredients because I was going by smell. Seriously, if your egg mixture doesn’t smell like vanilla, add more in. If you can’t detect the nutmeg or allspice, add more in. Go off of your senses. Also, if you don’t have almond milk or whole wheat bread, don’t fret. Use what you have. I’ve substituted with 2% milk before and it doesn’t change the flavor profile of the dish much. I always use whole wheat bread because it’s the only bread I buy, but you can use whatever floats your breakfast boat.

This recipe only makes 3 slices of french toast so if you’re cooking for more than one person, I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe. Check out how to make it below and let me know what you think in the comments section.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. of butter

3 slices of whole wheat bread

2 large eggs

A splash of vanilla almond milk

A splash of Imitation vanilla or vanilla extract

A dash of ground nutmeg

Two dashes of ground allspice

Syrup, to taste

Directions:

img_1176Preheat a pan on the stove with 1 tbsp. of butter.

Whisk together the 2 eggs in a shallow pan. Add a splash of vanilla almond milk (just enough to
make the egg mixture pale) and whisk together. Add a splash of imitation vanilla, 1 dash of ground nutmeg and two dashes of ground allspice. Whisk together. *Normally I would use vanilla extract but imitation vanilla is all I have at the moment.

The egg mixture should be pale yellow with speckles of brown. Dip a slice of bread into the egg mixture, soaking both sides.

Place soaked bread into the heated pan and cook until the bread is browned and slightly stiff. Flip the bread and cook until the other side is browned as well. Remove from pan and place on a plate. Repeat process with the other two slices of bread.

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Add extra butter, syrup to taste and fruit if you want. I added apples for my breakfast this morning. Grab a tray and place your french toast and drink on it. Migrate toward your bed and you’re ready for a relaxing morning with breakfast in bed.

I got my bamboo tray from Ocean State Job Lot for $10. If you’re in the market for one, try looking there or at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

What spices do you use when cooking french toast? Is it your favorite meal to eat in bed? Let me know in the comments section below!

 

 

*Feature photo originally posted on Instagram by me.

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One thought on “Breakfast in Bed: Vanilla French Toast

  1. 🙂 Only garlic and salt. No kidding. It is called bundas kenyer.

    I’m a messy eater, so I usually just have my quick shot of espresso (on the weekends) in my bed.

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