Crunchy Granola French Toast

As many of you probably know already from previous posts, my husband and I don’t eat breakfast very often. I can barely think about eating for at least a couple of hours after I get up, and I’ve always been like that. Yes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I just can’t get into it early in the morning. However, on weekends, when there’s a bit more time to ease into the day, I do enjoy sitting down for a morning meal.

On a recent trip to New York City, Kevin and I visited Eli Zabar’s and picked up a loaf of their fantastic challah bread. After reserving a few slices to snack on plain, I got a hankering for french toast. We had a bag of granola in the cupboard from The Granola Factory, so I decided to whip up some crunchy french toast for us as a treat last weekend. The granola makes a delicious crust on the bread, and, instead of maple syrup, we topped ours with honey vanilla yogurt.

Crunchy Granola French Toast

Ingredients:

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 1″ thick slices challah bread, or other dense bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • splash vanilla extract
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • 1.5 c. granola
  • 2 T. butter
  • yogurt for topping

Directions:

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon.
  2. Crush granola into small pieces and spread evenly on plate.

    Assembly Line

    Set up a french toast assembly line

  3. Submerge bread into egg mixture, then press both sides of each slice into granola.
  4. Melt butter on griddle or in large skillet.
  5. Place coated bread slices in skillet and cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.

    French Toast in Skillet

    French Toast in Skillet

  6. Serve topped with yogurt.
Granola French Toast

This would be great topped with fresh fruit, too!

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