Vanilla French toast waffles: For people who hate french toast and cinnamon

french toast waffles

My love for waffles is directly proportionate to my hatred of French toast. Since the very first bite I ever had of French toast in childhood — made by my friend’s dad WHO WAS FUCKING FRENCH — I’ve thought it was gross. And it doesn’t make sense, because French toast is just about everything I love — bread, eggs, sugar, syrup! WTF.

My theory: What if it’s the cinnamon that I don’t like? I hate cinnamon. Then Mike had a theory: What if it was waffled? I love waffles.

So we made vanilla French Toast Waffles without cinnamon. Here’s what happened:

french toast waffles ingredients


  • Thick toast (if possible, leave it out for a couple days to get stale-ish)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Bonus points for using real vanilla beans, like we did)
  • Pinch salt
  • Butter
  • Syrup

How to make vanilla French toast waffles:

french toast waffles - put bread in the egg mixture
In a skillet or a shallow bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt, and mix. Then soak bread on each side.

french toast on a waffle maker
Transfer bread to the waffle maker (without letting it fall apart TOO much).

french toast waffles being waffled
WAFFLE THOSE FUCKERS! If you’re like me and you don’t like the texture of French toast, you’ll want to let the toast stay SUPER long in the waffle maker. Because it will make the sogginess less soggy.

french toast waffles with butter
Transfer to a plate and top with copious amounts of butter and syrup. Or, if you’re someone who actually likes cinnamon, you can sprinkle it with that stuff too, and get your classic French toast taste.

french toast waffles with our without cinnamon

I found these to be still too soggy in the middle for me to fully enjoy, but the crispy edges were delightful! Try these at home and tell me what you think/if you came up with anything else that we missed.

And, as always, let me in on any other waffle recipes you may have!

3 thoughts on “Vanilla French toast waffles: For people who hate french toast and cinnamon

  1. Katie

    French toast is better if you use less stale bread, and then quickly batter it in the egg mix (think drop it in, flip it over, pull it out). The less egg mixture it absorbs, the less soggy in the middle, while still getting that eggy flavored outside. Also, if you don’t like cinnamon, maybe try it with nutmeg? 🙂

    1. meganfinley Post author

      Ohhhhhhhh. Okay! Good to know. I was thinking stale bread made things less soggy. And yeah, a quick bread bath sounds better to me, now that I think of it. Thanks, Katie!

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