Double Dipped French Toast

Double Dipped French Toast

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.


  • Serves: 1-2
  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 20-25 mins

Ingredients

  • 2-4 slices of Brioche Bread (approx. ½ inch thick)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract
  • 150ml milk
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tbsp honey or brown sugar
  • 75g granola
  • Unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Cut your loaf of brioche bread into about 6/8 slices – approx. ½ inch thick
  2. Using a blender, crush your granola for a few seconds until it looks more like breadcrumbs. Do not make it too fine otherwise it will ruin the texture
  3. Pour the granola onto a plate and spread evenly
  4. In a bowl add the milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, egg and honey (or brown sugar) and mix well to create a “custard”
  5. In a frying pan melt 2 teaspoons of butter on a medium heat
  6. Whilst the butter is melting, dip a slice of bread into the “custard” mixture. Make sure you the bread has soaked up some of the mixture but do not saturate it or make it too soggy
  7. Dip the bread into the granola crumbs, making sure each side is coated evenly

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  1. Once the butter has melted place two slices into the pan on a medium- high heat and fry on both sides for approx. 2-3 minutes until it is golden brown
  2. You will need to add more butter each time you start a new set as the granola will soak it up
  3. Serve warm with some maple syrup and fresh fruits. Don’t forget to sprinkle with icing sugar so it looks cute!

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.

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