Thursday, January 29, 2009

waffled cinnamon raisin french toast

We're on somewhat of a waffle kick over here lately. I just discovered not so long ago that making french toast on the waffle iron is quite a simple thing...and so delicious! So we've been trying it every which way...and today it was cinnamon raisin french toasted waffles.

Waffled Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 slices cinnamon raisin bread ~ thick sliced
Preheat waffle maker and spray surface with non-stick cooking spray.

In large bowl, whisk eggs until frothy, then add remaining ingredients and whisk until well mixed (lump free).

Dip 1 slice of bread into mixture and turn to cover both sides. Place in waffle maker and cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining slices.

Dust with icing sugar and serve with warm maple syrup. It's a quick and delicious brunch!

That's my recipe...but feel free to use your favorite french toast dipping batter and give it a try. If you prefer plain french toast with srawberries and whipped cream....

...check out the instructions over at My Front Porch.

And here is another fun idea for your waffle iron...why not try your favorite loaf or muffin batter baked on your waffle iron? The possibilities are endless...and I can't vouch for them all! But, I did try pumpkin spice muffin waffles yesterday...and had them for an afternoon tea party with the grands. They were ready in minutes...and we enjoyed them hot off the press...smothered in butter...and they were quite yummy. So dust off your waffle iron and get creative!


15 comments:

  1. Oh please! I'll have mine with strawberries and whipped cream !

    What a fun idea to use the waffle iron for more than what it was intended for! I love it!

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  2. OH MY! Can I make that for lunch? I am SO hungry now! Very pretty presentation...YUM!

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  3. Such a great idea! I may try this for lunch with our 'guest' today! =)

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  4. What a great idea. I love waffles. I have a regular waffle iron that we got as a wedding gift over 50 years ago. It still works great. Also got a Belgian waffle iron a few years ago. My favorite waffles is with real maple syrup. Yum.
    Charlotte

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  5. I'n sure going to give this a whirl. . .how awesome . . and it looks so yummy.
    What time do you generally serve brunch?

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  6. Another fun idea: make a savory bread batter, like a garlic potato bread, or corn bread with dill or jalapenos. Cook the batter in the waffle iron, then heat the waffle in the oven until the waffle is very crisp.

    Use the waffle crisp for dipping like a chip or smoothered in cheese like a nacho, or as a cracker in soup.

    Go Waffle Girl, GO!

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  7. Yum...I'm with the rest....when is lunch?! Grin. What a great idea you have there!

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  8. I have a waffle iron that I've only used a time or two. Now you've inspired me to dust it off and use it.

    Oh and I'd like mine with strawberries.

    Thanks!

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  9. That is genius! I can't wait to try it out.
    Yummy!

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  10. Yum, what a great idea! I've never made french toast in the waffle iron, but I'm gonna try it now. Thanks!

    Jody

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  11. Tried it, turned out great! Lovely batter recipe.

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  12. just found this recipe and I cant believe that I have never thought of this before!!! My favorite rasin bread is from costco and I have a feeling that it would make THE BEST waffle iron french toast... my tummy is growling just thinking about it!

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  13. beverlyghill@yahoo.comNovember 19, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Pour your scrambled eggs in the waffle iron and they roll up and fit nicely beside the waffle. The eggs take very little time

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  14. My Roommate and I tried this, and we had some leftover egg-batter mix, so we decided to just put it in a pan and see what happened. Turns out, the batter is really good for crepes! Who knew?

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