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Frugally Delicious French Toast Recipe

Frugal Family Recipes (featured column)
by Michelle Jones

Whenever our children have friends for a sleepover at our home I try to come up with something a little more exciting than Cheerios for breakfast. This past weekend I made French toast. It had been so long since I'd made it that the younger children had practically forgotten what it was. I thought this would be a nice addition to our collection of frugal recipes. Even when you don't have company!

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6-8 slices of bread, any type
2 large eggs
1/2-1 cup milk (I never measure the milk, just add slowly until the mixture becomes a light creamy yellow and not too thin or too thick.)
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Butter and syrup
Powdered sugar, if desired


Heat iron skillet or griddle pan to medium-high heat.  Coat pan, if needed, with cooking spray or a dab of butter or vegetable shortening.

In a wide open bowl (I use a large cereal/soup bowl), lightly beat the two eggs and add milk, blending well.  Stir in the cinnamon and sugar, as desired, and add a pinch of salt if you'd like.

When the skillet is heated through, dip one slice of bread in the egg mixture, coating both sides.  Place the coated bread on the hot skillet and repeat with as many that will fit, our family-sized griddle will hold 8 slices.

If you can only cook two at a time in a pan or skillet, just re-stir the egg mixture before each dipping. Cook each piece of toast until lightly browned on both sides, and the egg coating looks fully cooked.

Place the French toast on plates and serve warm with butter and syrup.  You can also dust them with a little powdered sugar for a frugally elegant touch!


Try blueberry or cinnamon raisin toast for French toast. It's really good! - submitted by S222

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