August 25, 2013

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast
Cinnamon Raisin French Toast



We live in a college town. During the summer months our city is pretty dead. You can go into a store and it's pretty uncrowded. Until this weekend. School starts for Marshall University tomorrow and suddenly our city becomes full of students. It's not too bad, except that it takes a period of adjustment. The baggers at the grocery store don't bag correctly, there are a ton of kids driving their parents SUV's (badly), and downtown is full of people walking around. While all of these things can be really annoying for a couple of weeks, without the university our city wouldn't have nearly as much money. The university is what keeps the city running for most of the year. Plus this weekend they were giving away lots of free coupons for restaurants in our area. I now have enough coupons to not have to pay for meals for my kids until at least December. There is nothing like free food to make up for a few weeks of incoming freshman. This weekend I was trying to use up all the leftover food from last week. I tried a new recipe for Cinnamon Raisin French Toast from the Food Network.
Marshall University Huntington, WV
Marshall University Huntington, WV

This recipe has 6 ingredients. It takes 24 minutes of total time, all of which is active and makes 4 servings. For this recipe I loosely followed the original recipe, with a number of modifications. First, I made my own bread. If you have never tried making your own bread, you really should. It's very easy once you try making it a few times. I had leftover cinnamon raisin bread that I had made on Friday. I used it in this recipe. In my fridge only ever has non-fat or 2 percent milk, so instead of using half and half I utilized the 2 percent milk I already had. Finally, instead of cooking the french toast in the oven, I soaked the bread peaces in the milk mixture and then cooked them on my griddle.

Old Marshall College Sign Marshall University
Old Marshall College Sign Marshall University
My two boys were huge fans of this french toast. Since I used regular bread, I ate something else for breakfast. I can tell you though that this French toast smelled great! It didn't last long at all, less than half of a day. It was great with both butter and maple syrup. The recipe would also be great with other types of bread, especially ones with a lot of crust.

For the recipe go to Cinnamon Raisin French Toast.

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Summary:
A simple recipe for French Toast. Works with a variety of breads, including cinnamon raisin.
Preparation Time: 0h, 10m
Cooking Time: 0h, 14m
Total Time: 0h, 24m
Yield: Serves 4

27 comments:

  1. Free food until December? Yep, that's worth it plus you have to admit the campus is gorgeous!

    Now that french toast...that's also gorgeous. Seriously looks delicious!!!!

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    1. The free food definitely makes it worth it :) It is a very pretty campus I agree!

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  2. I can relate...We live in a college town too. Love, love this french toast.

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  3. I grew up in a college town, so I can relate. I don't really like French toast but my family does. They would go crazy for this!

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    1. My two boys love it. Since I can't eat gluten it just isn't the same :)

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  4. That looks absolutely delicious!

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  5. Estupenda tostada para un desayuno luce tentador ,saludos y abrazos.

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  6. That is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast!

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  7. I liked reading about your town ... so completely different to what we have here. The Uni looks beautiful. The french toast looks beautiful too - yum! Cheers, Alison

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    1. It's different from where I grew up, but I have learned to adjust :) The university really is pretty!

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  8. I love french toast and cinnamon raisin bread but never thought of combining the two. Definitely going to have to try that. It looks so yummy!

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    1. They work very well together, a great combo!

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  9. Looks delicious. I always wondered if I'd like or dislike living in a college town. Looks like a beautiful campus.

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    1. It is a beautiful campus! There are pros and cons for living anywhere I have learned :)

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  10. No meals until December? That's totally worth it in my opinion of having those school kids around. That combo sounds delicious. Cinnamon raisin french toast. I love both of them. Doesn't take that long to do either. btw love that photo of the campus ground. You got a beautiful photo. Love the flowers. :)

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    1. That part of campus is really pretty. It's easy to get a nice photo :)

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  11. This looks great! Boston, while pretty much always busy, gets SUPER busy come Sept. 1. It's an absolute nightmare trying to get around. Lucky for me, I'm moving that weekend!

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    1. I can imagine that Boston would get a little crazy during the school year :) I don't blame you for being happy to be getting away from it!

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  12. I love cinnamon bread, but I think I'd skip the raisins.

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    1. My husband isn't a fan of raisins either :) It would be just as yummy without them!

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  13. The photos of your town look beautiful and the cinnamon french toast looks delicious... yum!

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  14. I love the photos of the town. What is the size of the school? I would love to make a breakfast in the morning but my day starts to early at 5am. I usually have a FiberOne bar and a piece of fruit in my car.

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    1. It has about 10,000 students. Plus staff and faculty, which bumps it up a bit. I have to get up at 530 since my husband leaves at 6 :) Mornings are always hard, especially with my two boys who seem to move in slow motion to get ready! I have been known to eat just a piece of fruit for breakfast many times :)

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