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Fluffy French Toast

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We are a house divided. Half of us like pancakes, half of us like French toast. ALL of us like this happy hybrid of the two. How about this weekend, you whip up a batch of these yummies? Don’t worry, they come together faster than making pancakes from a mix. While you’re at it, set up a little topping bar and watch the kiddos enjoy not only the taste, but the look of their works of art.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1-¾ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoons Maple Flavoring (Optional, See Note)
  • 10 slices Bread, Your Choice

Preparation

Note: if you do not use the maple flavoring, add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brush on just enough vegetable oil to coat the entire skillet. Whisk together all the dry ingredients, and in a separate bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients. Combine the wet and dry ingredients; stir until just combined. Pour the batter into an 8×8 square baking dish and dip single pieces of bread into the batter, flipping to coat both sides. Place immediately on the hot skillet. Flip when browned and brown the other side.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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mkapusta on 7.6.2010

Was definitely interesting – but good, my kids liked it!!!

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pamdora on 6.9.2010

This recipe is excellent! So fluffy and very tasty.

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krisv on 5.30.2010

This was delicious. My 6 year old son, who does not like French Toast, loved this! He has deemed them “French Pancakes.” Thank you so much for giving my family our new French Toast recipe!

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sbridgeto on 4.28.2010

The best french toast I have ever made! Definitely worth the few extra steps!

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bettyjoe on 4.15.2010

I have this exact same recipe. It comes from a Pillsbury breakfast cookbook from the 1970’s. It’s also an old diner trick. My kids used to (and still do) love it.

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jenml27 on 7.21.2012

These were ok! I agree with some other reviewers that they could use some more flavor (although I used all vanilla instead of using maple extract, but I can’t imagine that a half teaspoon would make that much of a difference) and they were a little dry and tough compared to regular French toast since the batter doesn’t soak into the bread. My husband and I would rather have French toast or pancakes separately. Still, we enjoyed our breakfast! Thank you for the fun idea!

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Sarah Schneider on 7.20.2011

I may have overcooked them a tad, but they were good. It’s hard not to like French toast inside of a pancake!

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stacygirl on 1.11.2011

Yum! The entire family LOVED These! Seriously THE BEST FRENCH TOAST we’ve ever had :) I’ve been dreaming of this french toast since having to go gluten free :( I’m hoping that I’ll be able to create something similar using gluten free flour. If anyone has suggestions please let me know!

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tjbaker on 11.12.2010

We liked these at our house, except there wasn’t much flavor. If I try them again, I will add someting more to the batter.

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ericame on 8.3.2010

I made these a couple weeks ago and they were good, but not really my thing. I prefer regular french toast. I think the problem was that the pancake mixture coats the bread instead of really soaking into it like a normal eggy french toast mixture. I found these a bit dry for my taste.

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