Scrambled egg and dry toast are so last Mother’s Day. This year, treat mom with something different by making French toast. You can keep it simple with quick and easy French toast recipe. Or pair some of her favorite tastes with the eggy flavor that also happens to give French toast its characteristic creamy middle.
If she likes fruit, try the caramel apple baked French toast. Put in an extra step or two by making almond-crusted French toast for her. For a really decadent breakfast, offer her chocolate French toast – you could even drizzle it with chocolate syrup before giving it to her to eat in bed.
Whisk together milk, egg, vanilla and cinnamon to start this quick and easy French toast recipe from McCormick. Coat a nonstick pan with cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture and then place onto the pan. Cook until crisp, then flip and brown the other side.
In a bowl, stir brown sugar, melted butter, whipping cream and corn syrup until combined. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish. In a second bowl, froth eggs with more whipping cream and sugar and soak pieces of premade refrigerated French in the combination, then put into the casserole dish. Top with peeled, diced, Granny Smith apples and sprinkle with cinnamon. This caramel apple baked French toast from Pillsbury can be served right out of the oven.
To make this baked French toast from The Pioneer Woman something extra special, use crusty sourdough to soak up all of the buttery milk mixture. Along with cinnamon, add a dash or two of nutmeg to season the French toast. Place bread pieces into a casserole dish and then make a streusel-like topping with flour, brown sugar and seasonings and cut in cold butter. Cover the bread mixture and then bake until heated through.
For a healthier spin, use cubed whole grain bread to make this apple French toast from the Minimalist Baker. Spray a casserole dish and then place the cubed bread into it. Pour over a mixture of eggs, milk and cinnamon. In a skillet, caramelize the apple slices in butter and brown sugar. Bake until bubbly – cool slightly before serving.
Slice day-old challah bread into thick slices to prepare this almond-crusted French toast from Williams Sonoma. Dunk the bread into an egg-milk combination that’s been spiked with almond extract. Press the bread onto almond slices and then brown in butter in a saucepan. Plate these slices with a drizzling of maple syrup and fresh raspberries.
Is mom a chocoholic? Then whip up this chocolate French toast from Handle the Heat. Along with eggs and milk, stir in cocoa powder and vanilla to add to the bread. Let the bread slices soak up the chocolate before placing onto a medium-hot skillet. Dust with powdered sugar before serving to mom.
This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.