Almond Vanilla French Toast

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This was one of those dinners that, well, evolved, as I was working on it.  I had all intentions of just making your basic french toast. But then I opened the baking cabinet to add a touch of vanilla to the eggs and milk.  And the bag of almonds practically fell off the shelf.  And nothing goes better with vanilla than almonds.

So…I ground them up, added them to the eggs/milk and that’s that.

And just to show you what it looks like on the counter when I’m dreaming up new recipes.  It’s high tech, really.

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Scrap paper and a broken green crayon! Glamorous, huh?!?

Ingredients
4 eggs ($.40)
2/3 cup milk ($.10) I used rice milk to keep them dairy free.
1 Tbsp maple syrup (free!)
1 Tbsp vanilla ($.10)
1/3 cup ground almonds ($.50) Look for sale prices around $2/lb!
12 slices bread ($.60)
8 eggs, scrambled ($.80)
Salt and pepper
1/2 pineapple, diced (How to Select and Cut a Pineapple) ($1)
1/4 cantaloupe, diced ($.50)

Directions
1. In mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and ground almonds.

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2. Dip bread into mixture.

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Note: Be sure to stir up the mixture before dipping each bread, as the almonds will sink between dippings!  Stir it up so that each slice will have a nice almond-y flavor!!!

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3. Place double dipped bread slices onto griddle.  I set my griddle at 300°.

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4. Cook to perfection.
5. Scramble eggs. Cut pineapple and cantaloupe.
6. Serve Almond Vanilla French Toast with Scrambled Eggs and Fruit.

Cost $4.00

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**Note: I actually made this a few weekends ago and saved it to post after baby was born!

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks to you, I am constantly checking the manager’s markdown shelf for breads to throw in the freezer. Another way to use it, thanks!

  2. Nicole Rod says

    this is why you are a blogger and I am not- when I am “making up” recipes, I just do…. never think to write down! good luck ever remembering what I did again!

  3. says

    Those sound yummy! Sometimes, I’ll use the refrigerated flavored creamers..like French Vanilla or Southern Butter Pecan…when I make french toast!

  4. says

    This looks wonderful! Breakfast for dinner is a special treat at our house.

    I am so glad that I am not the only one who scribbles as I am creating.

  5. says

    I love the crayon and the scrap paper. I use scrap paper and whatever I can find to write with to write down recipes before storing them on my cd.
    Where would mommy’s be without crayons :)

  6. says

    I love the green crayon – adds a nice touch! I usually bring my laptop into the kitchen to make notes – I’d lose the piece of paper. This french toast sounds yummy!

  7. Kate says

    I’ll save ya a bit more money! I made a similar recipe for the first time last month, and my husband made a comment about using the batter as a side dish. Apparently his mom would take the egg batter and use it to make scrambled eggs. I’ve done this ever since, and it’s delicious!

  8. Jen says

    I made these this morning for breakfast. I didn’t have almonds, but I did have pecan meal I added 1/3 C and they were so Yummy!

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