French toast is one of the ultimate comfort foods. A cross between toast and pancakes, it’s great not only because it takes simple ingredients everyone has but also because it’s a great way to bring life back to stale bread, hence the French term for it, “pain perdu” or “lost bread”.
Unfortunately, making French toast can be a royal pain in the butt as you have to figure out how to soak your bread without it falling apart before it hits the pan, and then making sure the inside is cooked before the outside is charred. Even I, the not-so-culinarily-challenged have had trouble with this…
…That is until I found a better way.
I make French toast in the oven. This way not only allows for even cooking, but also allows you to walk away while your oven does most of the work, not to mention that you can prepare large batches with minimal effort.
Here’s How You Do It
Difficulty Level: Easy
Prep time: 5-10 Minutes
Bake time: 20 minutes
Feeds 2 but the recipe can be doubled as needed
5 Slices of your favorite bread
2 Large Eggs
1 ½ Cups Whole Milk
1 ½ Tablespoons of Honey
1 Tablespoon Melted Butter + more to grease the pan
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract - Optional
4 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar - Optional
Maple Syrup or Powder Sugar to Serve with
1 Large Baking Pan
1 Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Preheat your oven to 350 0F.
Grease your pan with a combo of about a teaspoon of melted butter and the vegetable oil.
In your mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, milk, melted butter, and cinnamon.
Dunk a slice of bread in the mixture and put it in the pan.
Repeat the process until the pan is full.
Sprinkle with some brown sugar if desired – it adds a bit of caramel flavor but it’s not necessary.
Walk away for 10 minutes.
Take the pan out of the oven and carefully flip the French toast over with your trusty spatula.
Walk away for another 10 minutes.
Take the pan out of the oven and serve with either powdered sugar or Maple Syrup.
-Samantha R. Gold
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