Crispy French Toast

June 6, 2010

We watch a lot of shows on the Food Network at our house.  Partly because we like them and partly because there aren’t a lot of family friendly shows out there.  Meeshie surprisingly doesn’t like American Idol or Dancing with the Stars and there is only so much Sponge Bob Square Pants and The Suite Life anyone over the age of 12 can take.  So we watch Ace of Cakes, Unwrapped, Good Eats and Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins.  Meeshie loves Guy Fieri. 

We’ve actually decided to go on vacation based on places we’ve seen him visit on that show.  This summer it’s Memphis because we love barbeque and an 8 hour car trip is fun.

I love Triple D because when we see the show it inspires me to try new recipes or pull out an old one.  This french toast recipe was one of new recipes.  I saw that episode and new I had to make it.  It marries to of my favorite things, Captain Crunch cereal and french toast.  The cereal gets crunchy and slightly caramelized from the sugar while the center stays moist.  Make sure you use the texas toast, you’ll need the thicker bread to handle the cereal.

Crispy French Toast

  • 12 pieces Texas Toast Style Bread
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 1-½ cup Milk
  • 1-½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • 4 cups Captain Crunch Cereal
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Butter, For The Pan

Beat the eggs, milk and vanilla together. Set aside.

Place the cereal, nutmeg and cinnamon in a gallon sized bag. Crush the cereal into a course consistency. I used the heel of my hand to crush the cereal. Shake the bag to mix the spices with the cereal.

Place some butter on your skillet/pan and turn on the heat to medium. Sprinkle the cereal mixture onto a plate. Dunk the bread in the egg mixture on both sides. Place the bread on the cereal and press into the cereal. Flip the bread and repeat. Place the bread on the skillet and cook for about 4 minutes. Because you are using the Texas toast make sure the side is really brown before flipping. Cook on the other side the same way.

Serve with butter and syrup.

If you have extra you can easily freeze this by sticking the bread on a cookie sheet for about an hour in the freezer and then putting them in a gallon sized bag so they don’t stick together.  Then you can enjoy this treat during the work week!


One comment

  1. OMG ~ that looks delicious!

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