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Getting Toasted the French Way!

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Buttermilk french toast sounds glorious. I am going to try this one!

To all the mothers* and to the motherforkers who love them (you know who you are), I wish you a happy Mother’s Day.
*including grandmothers, adoptive mothers, birth mothers, stepmothers, foster mothers, pregnant women, aspiring mothers, mother figures, eldest sisters, and everyone else who cares for little ones.

I love brunch. It combines two of my great loves: breakfast and day drinking. Today, we are celebrating Mother’s Day with a brunch for Beloved’s family. Here’s my menu: grimosas (our own name for a mimosa with grapefruit instead of orange juice), truffle-scrambled eggs, bacon, chili pie (turkey chili baked in a pie crust covered in shredded cheddar), herb-roasted potatoes, and fresh fruit. Alas, no french toast. I don’t know why, but I didn’t think to include it in the menu, and it’s too late now.

Fun fact: French toast is neither French nor typically toasted.

Nonetheless, I thought this would be a good day to showcase some of the more creative french toast recipes I’ve found. When I make mine (rarely), I make it of challah bread with a topping of sauteed ripe bananas, raisins, orange zest, rum, butter, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Amazing. And if you’re making brunch, don’t forget the candied bacon!

Have a delicious day!

This Night-Before Boozy Baked French Toast sounds like something that needs to get in my mouth RIGHT NOW.

This Night-Before Boozy Baked French Toast sounds like something that needs to get in my mouth RIGHT NOW.

It it's savory you're after, this baked french toast stuffed with ham and gruyere cheese would be amazing.

It it’s savory you’re after, this baked french toast stuffed with ham and gruyere cheese would be amazing. And it’s the only one of these recipes that actually sounds French!

When I told Beloved about Apple & Brie Stuffed French Toast, her response was “That sounds like it wouldn’t suck.” So you see what I’m up against.

This créme brûlée french toast is sure to be a hit, even if you just serve it for dessert.

This Créme Brûlée French Toast Casserole is sure to be a hit, but you may want to serve it for dessert. It’s more of a bread pudding, really.

This french toast BLT would be a huge hit in my house!

This French Toast BLT would be a huge hit in my house!

Honestly, this Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze sounds waaaay too sweet for me, but the picture was so beautiful, I couldn't resist including it.

Honestly, this Cinnamon French Toast with Cream Cheese Glaze sounds waaaay too sweet for me, but the picture was so beautiful, I couldn’t resist including it.

I realize these Gooey Caramel Pull-Aparts aren’t exactly french toast, but I’m hoping someone will make them for me some day, so here they are.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “Getting Toasted the French Way!

  1. Breakfast and day drinking–Oh, I love you, Donna! Grimosa? Damn. All I have is grapefruit juice so said ‘well, forget about mimosas this morning.’ I should have known…

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  2. No boozy baked french toast for the designated driver. BTW, I’m not driving, seconds please.

    Happy Mother’s Day !

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  3. I couldn’t care less about French toast but your brunch menu for Beloved’s family sounds positively scrumptious. Enjoy your brunch and day!

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  4. Goodness, the photo of the lemon meringue french toast just gave me hunger pangs!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

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  5. I need to try each one of these recipes. I made french toast yesterday using day old Brioche bread and it was delicious.
    Happy Mother’s Day

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  6. I think I’ve just put on a stone! Delicious!

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  7. All of these look AMAZING. Alas, it was an apple with almond butter for me (early morning yoga fuel). Hope you had a marvelous day!

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  8. Also: chili pie. This needs to happen in my house (and in my belly).

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  9. I will make you the pull-apart. I used to make something like that for my kids only we called it monkey bread for no known reason. I wonder if I still have the special monkey bread baking dish tho.

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  10. You said “raisins.”

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