I met my friend Indiah whilst I was studying abroad in France. I don’t get to see her often as she is from New York but I love her dearly and whenever we get together we have such a good time. We share a lot of similar interests and of course, good food is one of them. For memorial weekend 2015 I decided to stay with Indiah and her amazing friend Christine in NY for the weekend and they took me out for brunch at what is now one of my favourite spots – Peaches. If ever you’re in New York and you venture into Brooklyn definitely give it a try.
Anyway, she ranted and raved about this “granola encrusted French toast” and she wasn’t lying. I loved how the granola added a crunchy texture to the French toast and slightly nutty taste which is often quite a sweet dish. As I always say, sharing is caring so I thought I would let you all give it a try if ever you wanted to elevate your breakfast/brunch meals.
I love eating normal French toast with scrambled eggs or some type of hash but with the granola encrusted version I prefer to keep it light and simple with some maple syrup, or a fruit salad and some yoghurt.
You can find loaves of brioche bread in most supermarkets so it shouldn’t be too hard to find and if you’re not a fan of granola or prefer a more traditional French toast recipe, feel free to skip the steps that involve the granola. You can also use normal white/brown bread if brioche doesn’t tickle your fancy.