Monday, September 12, 2011

Strawberry French Toast Waffle Recipe


I love how this thick Italian Bread transformed to a waffle french toast without all the frying mess so much easier, this really was a delicious change. Both my sons loved it, although they did add lots of butter on top. I decided to photograph them without globs of creamy butter.
 So, here I give you our version of French Toast Waffles!

Inspired and adapted by Bobby Flay

5 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
2 Tablespoons Amaretto
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

8 slices Italian thick cut bread ( approximately 2 inches thick remove crusts if you prefer)

Nonstick cooking spray or melted butter
Berries of choice, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries
Strawberry jam

Heat waffle maker while preparing the batter for the bread.

Beat the eggs into a medium baking dish and whisk lightly. Add the milk, vanilla, Amaretto and salt and whisk until smooth.


Dip bread slices and soak in the egg mixture completely on both sides.
Place on oil sprayed waffle maker cook till browned.

In the meantime, place strawberries in the food processor with 1/4 cup strawberry jam, pulse till smooth. Heat in small saucepan for 5 minutes before serving.

Carefully remove each French toast waffle to a plate using a fork or tongs. Serve with strawberry sauce and sides of your choice, bacon, ham, sausages.

The sauce will keep in the refrigerator stored in a container with a tight fitting lid for 1 week.

24 comments:

Federica said...

What a rich and tasty breakfast! It would be nice if I could find this waiting for me on the table now :D! Bye, have a great week

Blackswan said...

Claudia, I love how u turned french toast into waffles! I'm a big fan of waffles & I like mine with ice-cream. Yum!

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Belinda @zomppa said...

Beautiful and thick and a perfect breakfast. The dob of butter would be the perfect addition.

Angela FRS said...

Love this idea! I will have to drag out the waffle iron...

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

The perfect way to start the day! Love these waffles :)

Greg said...

One of my wife's co-workers just gave us a waffle maker that you can turn over. So much better than our old one that takes 10 minutes per waffle. Now I have a recipe to make besides, regular old waffles.

Shia said...

Looks delicious and EASY to make! Win win =)

♥ Shia

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

What a great way to use the waffle iron. Thanks, Claudia.

Christine's Pantry said...

Tasty breakfast.

Curt said...

That looks really fresh. Much better than syrup.

Kim Bee said...

I had to do a double take from the bread to the waffle. So cool. Great sauce too. Wonderful post Claudia.

5 Star Foodie said...

A genius idea! Love it, will make it for 5 Star Foodie Junior tomorrow morning!

Torviewtoronto said...

wonderful breakfast Claudia hope all is well in your end
regards Akheela

Sandra said...

What a nifty idea, thanks Claudia!

Free Spirit Eater said...

I love it! Waffle makers are so underrated and versatile. Thanks for bringing a wonderful idea to the light. Thanks for sharing Claudia, great post and mouthwatering photos! =]

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Claudia, this looks SO good!! That strawberry sauce is so droolworthy!! I'm coming to your house for breakfast tomorrow!

Parsley Sage said...

Cool trick with the waffle Italian bread! I bet that's delicious! Buzzed :)

Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family said...

What a delicious breakfast...I love strawberries and waffles.

Naoko said...

That is something I will must try, cause it has all my favorites in it. Delicious..

Erin said...

This is my kind of breafast! Love the use of the waffle iron!

Kristin said...

Love it! My grandpa always made french toast this way because it was so much more practical- you cook both sides at once. I never did cook it this way, but I think I shall now.

Magic of Spice said...

I wish I were not allergic to strawberries...this looks so good!

Sandi G said...

I know every time I come to your blog, that I'm going to see something creative. Nice work!

The Farmers Wife said...

That is such an awesome recipe! I just love it! Thanks for sharing!