When you first think of French toast, you probably visualize the bread that’s been dipped in an egg mixture and then cooked followed by toppings like syrup or fruit and whipped cream. But you don’t have to stick with the basic French toast for your breakfast. While there are many delicious recipes for French toast out there, here are three French toast variations that are sure to become a hit for the most important meal of the day.
- Baked French toast: This casserole-style dish is achieved by taking thick slices of bread and letting them soak in a custard batter. Once you’ve arranged the bread slices in a baking dish, you pour the rest of the batter over the bread. Then, you sprinkle a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, or pecans across the top and bake the whole thing. Look for this at Citrus The Diner as a Chef’s Special from time to time.
- “Traditional” French Toast: Just about any recipe for egg custard can be used as the batter for this familiar treat. Citrus The Diner makes theirs from a custard recipe handed down from the owner’s chef grandfather. It’s rich with cream and just the right amount of “eggie-ness” – and made on any type of bread you prefer! (Try the organic 9-grain bread!) Seasoned with fresh nutmeg, cinnamon, a hint of clove, real vanilla extract, and just enough sugar to balance the savory and sweet flavors, it is sure to hit the spot.
- Stuffed French toast: Combine cream cheese, raspberry sauce, and mouth-watering bread, and you just might get the best French toast variation ever. Simply spread a cream cheese mixture in between two pieces of bread, dip them in egg mixture, and then top with a raspberry sauce after cooking. Citrus The Diner offers several versions of stuffed French toast, including Nutella filled, peanut butter and banana filled, fresh strawberries & cream cheese filled, and dulce de leche caramel. All of our varieties are topped with real butter and whipped cream!
If you want to try some delicious French toast without having to do the work to make it yourself, come visit us at Citrus the Diner today!