Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

Recently, we went to Huber’s Winery and Orchards and visited their little marketplace there and had some fresh homemade ice cream. We wound up buying a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread, because my husband loves it and I decided to make him some cinnamon raisin French toast on the recommendation of the lady working there (he also loves French toast). 

I didn’t eat any of this, but he gave it rave reviews. It smelled heavenly. If you don’t live anywhere near Huber’s, you can purchase any loaf of cinnamon bread. The one I purchased had a drizzle of icing and was very thick with minimal raisins and cinnamon swirls. I sliced it into about 1-inch thick slices.

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

2

Are you even counting at this point?

Carbs per serving: A gazillion

Protein per serving: No nutritional value at all

This recipe serves 2. If you want to make more, just double the recipe. If you go beyond that, you may want to mix in two batches as the taste can be off in bigger batches than for 4. A loaf of bread should serve 6-8 people easily. We had a ton left over, which my hubby has happily munched on all week.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (yes, more cinnamon!)
  • 2 eggs
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 2 pats of butter
  • Cinnamon raisin bread
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Syrup (flavor of choice)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a shallow pie dish...
  2. Mix together dry ingredients (sugar, and spices)
  3. Add milk
  4. Whisk in eggs
  5. Add vanilla extract and stir
  6. Cut bread into thick slices. Lay in egg mixture for 30 seconds on each side.
  7. Melt butter and slowly warm frying pan on medium heat. Continue to drench bread slices in egg mixture while you wait for pan to heat.
  8. Cook approximately 5 minutes on each side, but you'll want to slightly lift after a few minutes and check to see if the toast is browning. A light golden brown color is what you're going for. Ideally, the outside will be crispy and the inside ooey, gooey.
  9. Place finished bread on plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  10. Top with syrup of your choice. We used maple.
  11. Scatter chopped pecans over entire concoction.
  12. Try not to eat too fast, but it will be a challenge 🙂
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Having guests this holiday season? Imagine how amazing it will be to cook a breakfast casserole in your crock pot and then make some thick and delicious cinnamon raisin French toast to go along with it. They’ll love you forever. 

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Crabby Housewife

Author: Crabby Housewife

Lori is a full-time housewife and writer, living in the Midwest with her husband of 26 years and her two daughters. They have a house full of pets and her house is never quite perfect.

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