One of my favorite things is waking up and cooking a hearty breakfast. Whenever I was working I was always in a rush to get to school, so most morning I would have a granola bar or drive through. I always anticipated the weekend so I could make a big breakfast and have plenty of time to enjoy it! Now that I’m staying home I feel the need to make a good breakfast every morning. Cody always heads out early to work and I like to have something for him before he leaves (please note I said ‘like to’ not ‘I do’). While the typical breakfast is pancakes or waffles, I have a hard time making anything besides french toast. I’ve made it a lot over the past few years and I finally feel like I’ve perfected it. So here it is; I hope it inspires your morning and makes waking up a little more joyful.
*Please note the day I made this I used Vanilla Brioche bread. It was definitely yummy, but would work best for a bread pudding! For my perfect french toast stick to the French bread.
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- dash of cinnamon
- 2 slices French style Marketside bread
- tab of butter
- maple syrup
- sprinkle of powdered sugar
- fresh strawberries
Crack one egg in a medium sized bowl and add the whipping cream, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk it until all combined. In the meantime, melt a tab of butter in a skillet.
Once your butter is melted, dredge the bread into the egg mixture. Place the bread in the skillet and turn after about 3 minutes on each side. I like my french toast to have a little bit of a crunch on the edges, rather than be soggy.
Once it is browned, plate it and top with syrup, powdered sugar and fresh strawberries.
Honestly, I could eat french toast every morning. Some weeks I do! Then I realize I ate the whole loaf of French bread myself and feel guilty. But, who can turn down such a pretty breakfast?