Cinnamon Crunch French Toast

A rich bread drenched in a vanilla custard, dipped in a flurry of crunchy cinnamon cereal, fried in butter and finished off with whipped cream and berries. Breakfast really can be beautiful, can’t it? This is something you can make for a crowd, or just for yourself. It doesn’t have to be a special day to indulge a little, so this can be your Monday morning pick me up for all we know! All I know is that I make this any day of the week, and it’s the perfect way to start your day. 

Here’s what you need:

6 thick slices of white or brioche bread

4 eggs

1/3 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups crushed frosted corn flakes

1 tsp ground cinnamon

butter for frying (plus a tsp oil)

In a shallow dish beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly frothy, then whisk in the milk and vanilla. In another shallow dish mix the crushed corn flakes and cinnamon. In a large frying pan add some butter and a few drops of oil and let it melt over a medium low flame. Dip the bread slices into the custard. Carefully tranfer to the corn flakes and roll the dipped bread around so it’s covered with cinnmon cereal.

Then transfer to the frying pan and cook on each side for about 3 minutes, making sure it doesn’t burn. Serve with whipped cream and fresh berries.

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