I was making french toast this morning and realized I didn’t have any vanilla, my usual french toast flavour of choice. I remembered I had almond extract, as well as some sliced almonds leftover from last night’s salad, so decided to try something new. It was a big hit. The sliced almonds actually form a crust on one side that is sure to impress your breakfast guests. Here is the recipe for almond french toast:
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. – 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of milk (almond milk or other substitute is fine)
- 1/2 cup sliced or crushed, blanched almonds
- 4 slices of good bread
- Oil or butter for frying
1. Mix eggs, milk, cinnamon and almond extract in a wide bowl with a fork or whisk.
2. Place a slice of bread in the egg mixture and let soak 5-10 seconds (don’t leave too long or you will have soggy french toast).
3. Flip bread with a fork and let soak a few seconds on the other side.
4. Add to pan heated on medium heat.
5. Immediately sprinkle some of your almonds on top of the cooking toast. You are sprinkling on to the raw side.
6. After 2-3 minutes (or once brown on the first side), quickly flip the toast so that the almond side is now facing down in the pan. Cook until brown, checking to make sure you don’t burn the almonds.
7. Remove and top with butter, syrup, berries, jam, whipping cream or your other favourite topping.