There's nothing like French toast when you want to make something special for the family. But there's no reason you have to stick with plain Jane versions of this special breakfast treat. These recipes really up the flavor ante of this classic brunch dish. And they're all easy to prepare.
The key to making any French toast recipe is to use the right bread. If the recipe calls for French bread or a rustic bread, you want to be sure to use a crusty bread. If it calls for challah or brioche, be sure to use one of those breads or a soft bread as a substitute. Each type of bread will absorb the custard differently.
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This make-ahead French toast casserole is perfect for special occasion brunches, like Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day. Everything is prepared the night before (and it only takes about 15 minutes). Then in the morning, just bake!
The sweet crumb topping on this dish is what makes this recipe so special. Don't be surprised if your guests ask you for this recipe.
If you're a fan of melted sandwiches, you will love this peanut butter stuffed French toast recipe. The peanut butter gets all melty and gooey as the French toast cooks. Add to that a crispy cornflake crumb coating on the outside, and this recipe is a marriage of textures that can't be beat.
There are so many variations of French toast casserole, but this one is one of my favorites, especially for holiday brunches. The strawberry sauce is perfect for spring holidays when fresh strawberries are in season.
Thick slices of bakery-style cinnamon bread are the perfect canvas for this warm and homey French toast recipe. A topping of butter and warm maple syrup is all you need dress up this French toast.
What better way to start the day than with warm gooey chocolate oozing from two slices of grilled bread? This is my kids' favorite French toast recipe, hands down. Can you blame them?
Diced Granny Smith apples and granola give this baked French toast recipe a real wholesome flavor. This recipe also gets added sweetness and texture from a banana pureed into the egg custard. The end result is a French toast casserole that is full of fruity flavor and wonderfully contrasting textures.
I'm a big fan of the combination of chocolate and raspberries, and this recipe lets me enjoy both in every bite. Raspberry jelly is mixed with cream cheese and chocolate chips, then sandwiched between French bread sliced in this sweet baked French toast recipe.
There's never a bad time of day to enjoy chocolate, is there? This chocolate French toast recipe lets you get away with eating chocolate first thing in the morning. Top with fresh raspberries or strawberries and maple syrup for a real treat.