Today is the last day of breakfast week and we are gonna end it with french toast, fluffy french toast to be exact. A little bit ago I did a post swap with Leigh Anne over at Your Homebased Mom. I did a fluffy french toast on her site. Since then I have tried another version. This version is my favorite. I found it over at Tasty Kitchen from Siggy Spice. The other version is my oldest son’s favorite. Everyone else at the house did not favor one version over the other.
The two things that I like about this version are one- it uses maple flavoring in it. I loved that and think I will use it now whenever I am making regular french toast. The other difference is that it uses baking powder in the batter. The batter makes a nice coating over the bread. I think it is very simalr to if you were breading something and deep frying it. I also served my slices up with some fresh banana slices. I have never done this with french toast before and it was so delicious. I highly recommend doing it if you make this. LOVE IT!
I have included both versions of the fluffy french toast for you today so you can give both a try and see what you think. The other version is one I found on allrecipes.com. It gives the outside of your French toast a little extra crunch with the coating.
Fluffy French Toast (version one – my favorite)
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1-¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ⅛ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoons maple flavoring
- 12 slices Texas Toast Bread
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brush on just enough vegetable oil to coat the entire skillet.
- Whisk together all the dry ingredients, and in a separate bowl, mix together all the milk, egg, and flavorings. Combine the wet and dry ingredients; stir until just combined.
- Pour the batter into an 8×8 square baking dish and dip single pieces of bread into the batter, flipping to coat both sides. This batter only coats the bread and will not soak into the bread like regular french toast. Place immediately on the hot skillet. Flip when browned and brown the other side. Mix batter in between batches of dipping bread so the flour doesn’t settle to the bottom of the dish.
Fluffy French Toast (version two – my son’s fav)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 12 slices Texas toast bread
- Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth.
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
- Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. (Whisk in between batches. The flour tends to settle in the bowl) Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot.