Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cinnamon Streusal French Toast

     This is the best baked french toast I've ever had. The streusal topping makes this stand out among others. It literally melts in your mouth. I didn't even need to serve this with syrup because it makes it's own gooey sauce. Another difference is the use of whatever bread you want. There is no need for french bread or cinnamon bread, though I'm sure these would be wonderful. I used half a loaf of whole wheat sandwich bread that needed to be used up.
      Basically, I made the same egg dip as I would for normal french toast, soaked it overnight, and added a streusal topping before baking. It was simple and didn't include nuts which my family doesn't like. The outcome was delicious.
     I used a combination of milk and heavy cream for a more rich flavor. You could just use milk if you like. I also used both egg whites and whole eggs, because I had some egg whites leftover from something else. If you want, just use 4 eggs instead of a combo.

Make in 8x8 pan for families of 3-4 or 9x13 (double recipe) for bigger groups

1/2 loaf of bread (I used whole wheat sandwich bread)
4 egg whites  (Or just use 4 whole eggs total)
2 eggs
1-1/4 cups combination milk/heavy cream
6 Tbl sugar
1 Tbl vanilla

1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

  • Spray 8x8 pan with oil. Cut bread into cubes, and place evenly in the pan.
  • Mix eggs, milk/cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over the bread. Use a spatula to smash the bread down so it is all coated.
  • Cover pan and store in refrigerator several hours or overnight.
  • In a separate bowl, make streusal: combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add butter pieces and mix until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs. Cover and store mixture in refrigerator.
  • When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350*. 
  • Sprinkle the streusal over french toast and bake for about 30 minutes or until french toast is set and golden. (If you are making a 9x13: bake for 45-55 minutes!)


1 comment:

  1. That streusal topping really takes baked French toast to a new level.

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