I have experimented in the past with cooking French Toast in the Waffle Iron, with success. Today’s experiment was very different. I wanted to see if I could make a french toast batter that I could cook in any waffle iron, round or square. I was very satisfied with the results. The benefit that I see to making the French ToWaffle Batter is that you can basically use any bread in your recipe whether it be sliced, buns, loaf or even dinner rolls and it can be cooked in any shaped waffle iron. I was telling a fellow staff member about using my waffle iron to make french toast and she said she couldn’t because she had a round iron. This method solves that problem.
The main ingredient in these French Twaffles were some very stale hamburger buns I had on hand. I first made the custard using 4 eggs, about a cup of milk, about 1 tsp of Vanilla, a little bit of stevia sweetener, and about 1 tsp of cinnamon. After mixing the custard together, I broke up the bag of stale hamburger buns into small pieces and added them to the bowl. The batter was still a little runny so I ended up breaking 4 slices of regular bread into the bowl and when it was all stirred together it appeared to be what I thought was the right consistency.
After preheating the iron, I sprayed a little cooking spray onto the surface and spooned a couple of spoon fulls onto the iron, closed the lid and waited for the ready light to come on.
After opening the lid I was very pleased to see that my ToWaffle was nice and fluffy, was very nicely browned, and according to the kids was delicious. Turned out to be a great way to turn stale bread into a delicious breakfast and also helped keep my grocery budget in check.
Next time I will make a larger batch and use my large 4 slice waffle iron to cook them.