Bad, bad bad: Bacon French Toast {Make ahead time-saver recipe!}

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!

Cinnamon-Swirl French Toast

the what:

1/2 loaf of cinnamon raisin bread (Trader Joe's had one to die for)

1/2 loaf of a tasty white bread

5 eggs

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)

the how:

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.

freezing:

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

enjoying:

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).

enjoy!

xoxo

Jen

Food, Inspiration, Joi ~ Babyjoadmin