Breakfast

Pecan crusted French toast

A fun and flavorsome take on a classic

Ingredients

Eggs 3
Milk 1 cup
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Vanilla 1 teaspoon
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Pecans 2 cups, finely chopped
Ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons
Texas toast bread 6 slices
Cooking spray Nonstick
Maple syrup For serving
Fresh fruit For serving

10 minutes to prepare, 18 minutes to cook, ready in 28 minutes

French toast, or eggy bread, as it’s known in other parts of the world is one of the easiest, quick-fixes for a delicious breakfast. This recipe takes a little more effort, but the results will speak for themselves.

Step 1: Get your oven on, preheating at 200 degrees.

Step 2: Get a baking tray ready, placing some parchment paper on it

Step 3: Mix the eggs, milk, salt, vanilla and sugar, in a shallow bowl. Use a whisk to make sure you do a thorough job.

Step 4: In another shallow dish, mix your pecans and cinnamon.

Step 5: Fire up your stove, getting a ring started with a medium low heat. Place a large griddle or skillet on the heat, coated in the cooking spray

Step 6: One at a time, dip your bread in the egg, coating both sides.

Step 7: Let any excess egg drip off, then put it in the pecan mixture dish, pressing the bread into the pecans on both sides.

Step 8: When you’re satisfied that with your pecan-coating work, place the coated bread on your griddle.

Step 9: Brown the bread – it should only take a couple of minutes on either side.

Step 10: When their cooked to your satisfaction, put them on the baking tray, and into the preheated oven until they’re ready to serve.

Step 11: When all the bread is cooked, plate them up with fresh fruit and maple syrup.

In terms of fruit, any kind of berries will be a win. Stuff like bananas and apples are always great, It’s probably best to avoid using anything to juicy like watermelon or kiwi – it’ll probably make the French soggy and gross.

As a point of interest: no, this is really not a healthy meal, in any way, shape or form.

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