{Waffle Wednesday} French Toast Waffles

Here’s a fun and easy recipe for your next breakfast or brunch that combines my two favorite breakfast foods! Start with your favorite waffle recipe, then use the waffle as the bread for French toast! frenchtoastwaffles copy.jpg

French Toast Waffles
Yield: 4 Waffles

Enough prepared waffle batter for 4 waffles (either this delicious homemade recipe or a baking mix)
3-4 eggs
About 1 3/4 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of cinnamon, more or less to taste
Zest of one orange (squeeze some of the juice in if you’re feeling crazy)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Serve with powdered sugar, fresh strawberries, and of course maple syrup

-Prepare waffles as you usually would, pressing in hot waffle iron until golden brown.
-In a shallow dish, combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, orange zest and juice, and vanilla extract; whisk to combine.
-Coat both sides of the prepared waffle in the mixture (see photo 1 below), then immediately transfer to a skillet that is heated to just a little below medium-high. If you’re not using a non-stick, add a little bit of vegetable oil.
-Watch carefully to make sure the raised part of the waffles do not scorch or burn. Flip waffle and repeat. (See photo 2 below.)
-If necessary, drain on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
-Sprinkle warm waffles with powdered sugar and serve with fresh strawberries.


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