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:
- 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
How to make vanilla French toast waffles:
In a skillet or a shallow bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt, and mix. Then soak bread on each side.
Transfer bread to the waffle maker (without letting it fall apart TOO much).
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.
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.
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.