Let Them Eat French Toast

It’s time for Friday Fancies!  Earlier this week Catie Rhodes blogged on household tips that are cheap or make your life easier, from cleaning to cooking: “Household Hacks.”

So here’s my tip for the person who’s too busy to make a scrumptious breakfast every morning.  Not only that, but I hate to cook, so I’ll include a recipe “shortcut.”

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and for me, fitting protein in is a challenge.  French Toast is a great way to get that needed protein and enjoy a delicious breakfast.  So first, here’s my recipe.  Note: I don’t actually use measurements, so these are approximations.  Catie wanted to know how I kept the French Toast from sticking to the pan.  I honestly don’t know, but if you have that problem, maybe you can compare recipes and see if something I do makes the difference.


* A loaf of bread (I use brown rice bread)

* 2 eggs (if you’re going to make the entire loaf)

* 1/2 cup of milk (I use almond milk)–my mom informs me this is too much, but I try to make the mixture last long enough to use up the whole loaf, and I’ve never noticed a problem.  Again, the measurement is an approximation.

* 1 tsp vanilla (I probably use a little more because I love the flavor)

* Cinnamon (as much as you want, IMO)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, dunk the bread, and fry in a pan already heated to temp on medium high.  Make as much as you want, because after they all cool, put them in serving-size Ziploc bags and store them in the freezer.  When you want them for breakfast later in the week, just pop them in the toaster on defrost!

Want a little something extra to make that French Toast interesting?  Take 1/2 package of cream cheese (or Tofutti) and 3 Tbs of your favorite jam and mix together.  Store it in the fridge as an easy spread.  (I adapted that from a recipe for stuffed French Toast.  See what I mean about shortcuts?  I am so not a gourmet chef.)  Add real fruit for an even tastier meal!

That’s it.  I hope you find this trick for the kitchen useful in your busy lives.

Have any recipe shortcuts to share or tips on making good food with a busy schedule?  (Or for people like me who just don’t like spending time in the kitchen.)  I love hearing from you!