Only Easy: Misty’s French Toast

By Misty I.

Having breakfast at a restaurant is a luxury to me, I don’t indulge in breakfast foods very often. But when I do I go fo’ broke with french toast, bacon, and eggs. This recipe is my attempt to make french toast similar to an extremely popular breakfast spot called Cafe Kaila on Oahu. I think I’ve come pretty close. At Cafe Kaila you will get 3 pieces for $9.95. You can make my version that yields about 18 pieces for less than ten bucks total. That includes the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Top it with powdered sugar, fresh berries and warm maple syrup for an extra special treat!

You don’t have to use Punalu’u sweet bread for this recipe, any bread (including day old french bread) will suffice.

Misty’s French Toast

1 loaf Punalu’u Sweet Bread, sliced into 18 pieces (approx.)
9 large eggs, beaten
2-3 Cups whole milk (or half and half, if you’re feeling naughty)
2 T. sugar
1 T. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. cinnamon (approx.)
Flavorless oil and butter for frying

  1. Break eggs into a shallow glass bowl and break up the yolks. Add the milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  2. In a large pan add oil and butter until it coats the bottom of the pan over medium-high heat.
  3. While pan is heating, put 2-3 slices of bread into the mixture for about 30 seconds to saturate both sides.
  4. Using tongs, carefully add bread to the hot pan and watch it, cook 1-2 minutes per side. If heat is too high, lower it. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Repeat with remaining bread.

Break eggs into a shallow glass bowl and break up the yolks. Add the milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix to combine. In a large pan add oil and butter until it coats the bottom of the pan over medium-high heat.

While pan is heating, put 2-3 slices of bread into the mixture for about 30 seconds to saturate both sides.

Using tongs, carefully add bread to the hot pan and watch it, cook 1-2 minutes per side. If heat is too high, lower it. Flip and cook another 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.

Repeat with remaining bread. Only easy!

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