French toast is a classic breakfast food that’s quick and easy to make. All you need are a few slices of bread, some eggs, a splash of milk, and spices for flavor. Of course, its simplicity means that French toast can get just a little bit boring. Fortunately, creative home chefs on TikTok have found a variety of ways to upgrade the traditional French toast recipe. Here are 5 creative recipes to get you started on your French toast reawakening.
1. Orange creamsicle French toast
This French toast recipe was inspired by the orange creamsicle ice cream the filmer loved as a child. To make it, the filmer soaks stale bread in a mix of eggs, maple syrup, orange juice, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Once cooked, he smothers the French toast in an orange cream cheese frosting and garnishes it with orange slices.
2. Rolled French toast with chocolate hazelnut filling
Rolled French toast looks interesting and tastes great! The filmer starts by flattening out each piece of bread and filling it with Nutella. Then, they soak the bread in a mixture of eggs and spices, and cook it up. Finally, they coat it in a cinnamon sugar mixture to create a dish that looks more like a churro than a traditional piece of French toast.
3. Overnight French toast
This extra flavorful French toast is prepared in advance and refrigerated overnight. The filmer fills a casserole dish with bread and pours a mixture of eggs, milk, maple syrup, and spices over it. After letting the French toast sit in the refrigerator overnight, she bakes it in the oven until it’s golden brown. Not only is this French toast delicious, it’s also perfect for stale bread, since the bread has plenty of time to soften in the egg mixture overnight.
4. Hong Kong-style French toast
Unlike traditional French toast which is cooked on a lightly greased skillet, Hong Kong style French toast is fried in a few inches of oil to give it an extra crispy consistency. To make this French toast, the filmer spreads peanut butter on two thick slices of bread and sandwiches them together. Then he soaks the bread in eggs and fries it up. The resulting French toast has a golden brown crust on the outside, and a soft, chewy interior.
5. Strawberry cream cheese stuffed French toast
This decadent French toast is stuffed with cream cheese and strawberries.The filmer makes it by mixing cream cheese, vanilla extract, honey, and cinnamon, and spreading it on a piece of bread. Then, she places strawberry slices atop the cream cheese mixture, and adds a second slice of bread on top of that. The final French toast is a sweet, flavorful treat that makes a great breakfast or dessert!
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