Confession time: Before this, I’ve never actually made french toast. Like, the kind you have to dunk a whole slice of bread in the egg and milk mixture, and cook it on a griddle. I’ve always gone the easy route and made french toast casseroles! I think it’s because I’d kept hearing that making french toast is time-consuming and isn’t worth it. I ended up trying it one morning right before Allison woke up, and seriously, it was too easy. It might be a hassle to make it every single morning, but my simple freezer friendly french toast makes it so that all you have to do is pull it out of the freezer and into the microwave!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 loaf of bread (I used a simple Sara Lee wheat loaf)
- 1 1/3 cup milk
- 8 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
Mix all the ingredients except the bread in a medium-sized bowl. Heat up a griddle or pan, and dunk each slice of bread into the egg mixture, covering it completely before placing on the griddle. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
This is what speeds up the process for me: my huge griddle! I can fit 8 slices at a time, so I only need to do this three times for a loaf of bread.
Once the french toast is fully cooked, line them up on cooling racks and place them in the freezer until fully frozen. Then you can transfer them into a freezer bag, making sure to label it with the name and date.
I’m keeping a supply of french toast in my freezer now for quick breakfasts! Allison loves them cut into sticks and will dunk them in maple syrup. My new favorite way to eat them is three at a time, with a layer of cream cheese between each one, and topped with maple syrup- Oh my goodness, it’s so good! What’s your favorite topping for french toast?