On weekend mornings I often make french toast, pancaked, muffins, scones or waffles. Which I make depends on what mood I’m in, how many eggs I have or if there is buttermilk or cream in the house. Muffins are most frequent, waffles less so because the recipes I use require beat the egg whites until stiff.
A few days ago Luis came home with a story of french toast made in a waffle iron. I had heard of this before, but had never made it myself. On Saturday, I was inspired to try it, with some fun flavors. This lead to tangerine, coconut french toast waffles. Mmmmm. Here’s the relatively easy recipe (if you have all the ingredients on hand). Making the french toast in the waffle iron frees you up to make a nice side fruit salad while it cooks, instead of watching the toast to flip it.
French Toast Waffles – for 2
- 4 slices hearty bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 c cream
- 1/4 c water
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- zest of one tangerine
- 1/8 – 1/4 c dried shredded coconut
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Beat the eggs, add cream and water, spices, zest and coconut and let sit while you slice the bread. Soak the bread in the batter for at least 20 minutes, or until the slices seem thoroughly soaked (overnight if you have very thick slices or exceedingly dense bread).
- Heat the waffle iron while the slices soak.
- Prepare a fruit salad with the tangerine, a banana and a small apple.
- Put two pieces of bread into the waffle iron at a time (if they fit – using an artisanal bread with a half moon shaped slice makes this easy), cook as you would a waffle.
Keep the first two slices warm in the oven while the other two cook, then serve with syrup and fruit salad for a gourmet weekend breakfast.