Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jen Rotenstreich
1 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
16 (1/2-inch-thick) slices day-old French bread (about 7 ounces)
How to Make It
Coat waffle iron with cooking spray, and preheat.
Combine milk and the next 5 ingredients (milk through eggs), stirring well with a whisk. Place bread in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; pour milk mixture over bread, turning to coat. Let stand 5 minutes.
Place 4 bread slices on hot waffle iron. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until done; repeat the procedure with the remaining bread.
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This made no more of a mess of my waffle maker than any other waffle batter. We have "birthday breakfast" for each member in our family and the most requested breakfast. I serve it with fresh squeezed orange juice, either bacon or sausage, fresh fruit and of course REAL maple syrup. They are best served right out of the iron, all 7 of us are happy to wait our turn.