Are you ready for this?
For two breakfast items to become one?
While you could stop just at the waffle and call it good, there are 2 extra steps you can take to transform your breakfast into something a little extra special.
1. Egg dunk.
2. Pan fry.
1 + 2 = WAFFLE FRENCH TOAST!!!
French toast has always been my absolute favorite breakfast item. Whenever we would go out to eat for breakfast as a kid and French Toast was an option I ordered it. Always. Over pancakes + waffles + eggs. If it was challahfrench toast, even better. I even used to order it at one restaurant we frequented for dinner. Every single time without fail.
But in the past few years French toast hasn't been in my life nearly enough. This is due directly to gluten-free bread. It just doesn't compare to challah or French bread in any respect. I've made banana bread and then turned that into French toast--which was spectacular--but other than that there's been a French toast void in my life.
With my recent waffle obsession [seriously, I have a problem] I got to thinking.
Waffles are sturdy.
Waffles are fluffy and thick and a mix between bread-like and cake-like in texture.
Can waffles be made into French toast?
Why yes, yes they can.
Blueberry Oat Waffles to be exact.
Topped with strawberries because I ran out of blueberries.
Blueberry Oat Waffle French Toast
gluten-free, dairy free // yields 2, 6-inch Belgian waffles
*A perfect everyday waffle recipe!
- 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
- 1/4 + 2 tablespoons gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tablespoon honey, or maple syrup/agave
- 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil, melted + slightly cooled or other cooking oil
- 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients together and stir well.
- In another bowl whisk together the egg, milk, applesauce, and honey until fully combined.
- Whisk in the oil + vanilla then pour directly into the dry ingredients.
- Whisk until just combined and fold in the blueberries. Do not over stir.
- Preheat your waffle iron over medium and lightly grease if needed.
- Let the batter sit for about 8 minutes. Don't skip!
- Pour half of the batter on the waffle iron, gently spread, close the iron, and cook until done to your liking. I cooked mine for about 1 1/2 cycles on medium heat. Remember you're going to further cook your waffle to make a crispy edge in a pan.
- Place on a wire rack and cook the next waffle.
- Stop here + eat or move on to the French toast.
For the French Toast:
- 2 blueberry oat waffles
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- unrefined coconut oil
- Quarter your waffle or slice along the natural seams that your waffle iron creates.
- Whisk the eggs, milk, and cinnamon together in a bowl big enough to dip the waffle sections in.
- Place a 10-inch pan or large skillet over medium heat and add enough coconut oil [ghee or other cooking oil] to thoroughly coat the pan. ~1-1 1/2 tablespoons
- Dunk the top and bottom of each waffle quarter into the egg mixture and then place in the hot pan.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown, then flip and cook on the other side until golden brown.
- Add more oil and cook the next waffle.
- Serve immediately with maple syrup + fresh fruit.
tips: If your French toast waffle edges are a bit wet after cooking both sides, place the waffles on each edge for about 1 minute to cook the egg. Place against the side of the pan to help them stand if needed. Keep first waffle warm in the oven pre-heated to 200* if desired.
My life is void no longer.
These had the texture of a fluffy waffle, with the flavor of French toast, and a crisped top + bottom. I really think you're going to like these. A whole lot, lot.
What are you eating today/tomorrow/whenever for breakfast? Share it! #bfastfridayclub@edibleash
Also, be sure to check out the instagram video I made for this recipe! I am loving the new video feature but definitely still learning how to make these 15 second videos fun, interesting, and artistic!
Happy Friday, people. Enjoy!