Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jen Rotenstreich
4 servings (serving size: 4 waffles)

A waffle maker creates a crisp, brown French toast without a skillet. Just make sure you start with slightly hardened bread so that the toast won't be soggy. Serve toast with fresh berries, powdered sugar, or maple syrup.

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat waffle iron with cooking spray, and preheat.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Place 4 bread slices on hot waffle iron. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until done; repeat the procedure with the remaining bread.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

SKM62872's Review

May 07, 2013
I loved this recipe, it is the simplest way to make French toast and yummy. I added almond extract and nutmeg to the recipe though.

rmb1217's Review

December 13, 2011
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.

ddsmyth's Review

January 22, 2009
This recipe really made a mess out of my waffle maker. It was just an o.k. dish, not a keeper.