French toast and I haven’t always had the best relationship. Once upon a time I refused sweet breakfasts, not because I don’t have a sweet tooth (catch me in the pantry at midnight every night for proof), but because eating something so sweet first thing in the morning always made me nauseas. Why swoon over Oreo pancakes or berry crepes when there are always Denver omelets and buttery hash browns on the menu?
The only exception to this rule is when my mom makes breakfast. The big hullabaloo-type family breakfasts don’t happen too often, but when they do, she knocks it out of the park. And nine out of ten times she’s coming up with a new, upgraded version of French toast.
Fast forward to this last weekend when the whole family was under one roof and we had a fridge full of in-season produce to kill before fall comes (we’re hoarders, but that’s another story for another time). In case you’ve been living under a rock, we are in the midst of peach season. Living so close to Michigan I’ve had a few incredible peaches over the past month and have been trying to incorporate them into tons of my food, especially breakfast. So my taste buds jumped for joy when my mom made an out-of-this-world peach french toast. So much so that I just had to share so you can get your peach fix in before it’s too late! I’m thoughtful like that.
Mom’s French Toast (Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen)
- 8 slices Italian bread, left out until dry
- 6 tbl unsalted butter (3/4) stick
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbl sugar (plus extra for the peaches)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1/3 cup flour
- Peaches (however many you want on top!)
Slice peaches and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar, cover, and allow to sit in the fridge for a bit (preferably overnight) to get all syrupy and delicious (only the best technical terms for you folks).
When you’re ready for breakfast, melt two tablespoons of the butter and whisk it together with the milk, egg, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Slowly whisk in the flour until smooth.
Soak each side of the bread in the liquid for at least 30 seconds. Meanwhile, melt one tablespoon of the butter in a skillet on medium heat until melted and beginning to brown. Remove bread and put in pan. Cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining bread and butter.
Eat it! Eat it now!
Oooh wow fabulous!! This sounds scrumptious!! Will try! Thanks for sharing! 💗
Please do! It’s so delicious 🙂
It has been way too long since I have had french toast! I need to try this out, maybe after my long run this weekend!
Making it is surprisingly easy! I’m not sure why we don’t do it more often too
Oh my gosh, this looks fantastic. I’m with you on the savory breakfasts. Give me hash browns over pancakes any day. I would definitely not pass these up, though!
Glad I’m not alone! Now I want hash browns…
DID I HEAR PEACHES
Oh yes you did! See you tonight sista!
My body wakes up in dire need of sugar every morning, so I want all the sweet treats like pancakes, french toast and cereal. This looks exactly like what I want to eat every morning.
Everyone’s appetites are different it’s so funny! Love me some cereal though.
I am actually making this sometime this week- Legit. I bought peaches AND have a jar of bourbon peaches!
Bourbon peaches? Whoa there.
Bourbon peaches!!!!!???? I need these in my life!!!!
See, I’m a huge sweet breakfast person. It takes me a solid 2 hours after waking up before I can eat anything savory. But french toast has never done it for me because I think my mom used to put too much egg in it, or something. I’ve since learned that if I put a bit of egg and lots of cinnamon and vanilla into the mixture, and then drench it with syrup, then I’m good to go. Peaches look wonderful, too. That would help take away the eggy taste, for sure.
Funny how all our appetites are so different….luckily mine have never tasted eggy but I can see how that would be a stomach-turner
GAH this sounds like everything I’ve ever wanted out of breakfast. I looove French toast (well, I love sweet breakfast in general…mostly because it means I can basically eat dessert and call it a meal hahaha), and I looove peaches, so I don’t see how this could possibly be anything less than perfection. Thanks for sharing!!
Make ASAP and report back. Or just do what I do 90% of the time and hit to Nookies haha
I love french toast and this sounds so good!
Thank you! I bet your family would love it 🙂
This sounds absolutely incredible and is making me hungry! 🙂
The picture makes me hungry every time I see it too
Yum! My favorite way to each peaches in as a jam, with peanut butter and between two pieces of bread 🙂
Sounds so delicious! Plus ten points for creativity
Peaches are the best! I hope they come into season soon here in a few months!
I love reading other people’s recipes from their mum, so sweet! But I always have to laugh as my mum is not a cook by any means! her favourite tag line is ‘oh that’s not burnt, it’s just caramelised!’.
Hahaha that’s so sweet! And you’ll always remember that about her 🙂 I love it!
Ohhhh dear Lord those peaches are just gushing sugary goodness. I love sweet breakfasts…TOO much.
No such thing!
A big debate in my head at the brunch table is, sweet or savory? This French toast dish would go great with a side of breakfast potatoes…
I love when someone else orders something sweet OR we agree on a side of something sweet so I can just get a bite 🙂
That looks so delicious
Almost like a dessert for breakfast. Yum!