For French Toast, I like to use the whole wheat bread I make for Ryan and me throughout the week, but any loaf of bread will work just fine. Fresh berries or sliced bananas are mandatory for my plate, and I love adding toasted nuts, especially during the fall and winter months. As you can see, I also like to use cookie cutters to punch out fun shapes in my bread. This, of course, is merely aesthetic, but it's fun and can be impressive.
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 TBSP honey
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 slices of whole grain bread (slightly stale bread works great)
1-2 TBSP butter
1. Whisk together milk, eggs, honey and spices. This can be prepared the night before, if so desired.
2. Dip your slices of bread (or your hearts, ducks, flowers...) into the custard mixture and allow to soak for 30 seconds. Place bread on a cooling rack and allow excess egg mixture to drip on a plate or paper towel.
3. Over medium heat, melt butter in a large skillet. Place soaked bread in skillet and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes for each side.
4. Serve immediately with fresh fruit, powdered sugar, maple syrup and nuts. Enjoy!