Saturday, January 4, 2014

Oatmeal Bread French Toast Sticks

What do you do when the kids want french toast but you don't have french bread?  You improvise.   I toasted the bread for just a minute or so to dry it out enough so it wouldn't fall apart and would absorb the liquid appropriately.   The finished product was delicious!  And the oatmeal bread is better for you.   Added bonus!

Here's what you need to make 2 servings:

2 eggs
2 slices oatmeal bread
1/3 cup whole milk or half and half
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp butter
*optional confectioners sugar to garnish

Cut bread into 3 sticks each and place in toaster until lightly dry but not browned, 1  minute or so.  Next, in a large bowl, whisk eggs well.  Add milk, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla and mix well.   Add bread sticks to mixture and gently turn (use your hands to prevent any breakage) allowing bread to absorb liquid. 

Melt butter in large pan and add bread sticks.   Cook on med/high heat each side for approximately 3 minutes.  Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and pour your favorite syrup.  Enjoy! 

(Original recipe courtesy of yours truly,  Terri Burson)