What's better than treating yourself to dessert for breakfast? I'll tell you what's better...when you top it with bacon.
The beauty of this French Toast is that it's completely make-ahead, and can be frozen in individual servings. Pull out a couple slices, just a few minutes in the toaster and breakfast is served!
1/2 loaf of cinnamon raisin bread (Trader Joe's had one to die for)
1/2 loaf of a tasty white bread
1 cup 1/2 & 1/2
1/2 cup maple syrup
the seeds of 1 good vanilla bean
1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar (add more if desired), a pinch of salt
6 pieces of good, cooked bacon; crumbled into small pieces (some reserved for topping)
mix all ingredients (besides the bread) in a large mixing bowl
rip the bread into bite sized pieces and combine gently with the wet ingredients
place in a buttered loaf pan and bake at 375 degrees for about an hour.
once completely cooled, slice loaf in "toaster sized" slices
place on sheets of waxed paper, stacked on a cutting board, and freeze
place in freezer bags when completely frozen
these usually take a couple rounds in the toaster (set to high), so easy!
serve simply with a pat of butter, good maple syrup, powdered sugar
...and don't forget the crispy bacon on top!
These are perfect for a quick breakfast for kiddos running late for school or just as a treat after dinner. I made this batch for a dear friend who recently had her first baby...a perfect, yummy, and quick breakfast that only takes one hand to make!
I'll be experimenting with other make-ahead breakfasts perfect for the toaster. Can't wait to share. In the meantime, try this recipe and add your own twist (orange zest, berries, apples...lots of options).