The cornflake crumbs give this wonderful make ahead breakfast recipe for Freezer French Toast a fabulous crunch. This recipe is perfect for busy school mornings.
When you have some free time, make this recipe, or make a double recipe, and freeze it. Then, when you want a quick and hot breakfast, bake off as many pieces as you need. This is one of the best ways to get a jump on breakfasts on busy school mornings, and is also a great idea for entertaining. Just tell your guests about the French toast in the freezer, and let them cook for themselves!
The recipe calls for French bread, but you can make this treat with any other type of bread. I have made it with whole wheat bread slices or oatmeal bread, and it's fabulous with cinnamon raisin bread. Just make sure that each piece of the bread is completely frozen on the cookie sheet before you pack it into freezer containers.
If you'd like, you can season the egg mixture with warm spices. Good choices include cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, or nutmeg. Use a little bit of each, totaling about 1 teaspoon all together, or pick just one spice to add wonderful aroma and taste.
Serve this warm and crunchy French Toast with maple syrup, butter, powdered sugar,and several types of jam. It's delicious with crisply cooked bacon or hot sausage, and a simple fruit salad or just some orange or grapefruit sections. Add some hot coffee and orange juice and you will be set for the morning!
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup light cream
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup cornflake cereal crumbs
- 8 slices French bread (1-inch thick)
Mix the eggs, half and half, sugar and vanilla in a shallow bowl.
Dip the French bread in this egg mixture, leaving the bread in the bowl for a few minutes so it absorbs more egg mixture.
Then dip the eggy bread in the cornflake crumbs to coat. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze until firm, about 4 to 5 hours. Then package the frozen bread in hard sided freezer containers, label them, and freeze up to 3 months.
When you'd like to eat some of this French toast, first preheat the oven to 425°F.
Place the frozen French toast pieces on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the bread is golden brown and crunchy, turning the toast carefully with a spatula once during the baking time.
Serve immediately with maple syrup, jam, and powdered sugar.