Apr 24, 2016

Cornflake French Toast

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
This is any kid’s dream breakfast: bread dipped in cinnamon batter, coated in crushed frosted flakes and cooked to golden brown perfection piled with maple syrup. Ok, it's also my dream breakfast.

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During the week I eat the same breakfast almost every day: oatmeal with brown sugar. It’s not very exciting but it keeps me full while I run around. On the weekends I like a more exciting start to the day since I have the time and am usually cooking for more people than just myself. This crunchy twist on French toast coated in crushed cornflakes makes for a fun and delicious breakfast or brunch everyone will love.

Cornflake French Toast

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Bread – I use a classic buttermilk sandwich bread for this recipe. The buttermilk adds a tangy moist flavor and keeps the bread moist. You can swap in another bread like thick Texas toast, eggy brioche or challah bread if desired.
  • Cornflakes – This cereal adds an extra crunch to the outside of this french toast recipe. I lightly crush cornflakes so the smaller pieces adhere to the battered bread better.

How to Make Cornflake French Toast

mixing bowl with french toast batter
Step 1: Make the batter.

In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Add the crushed frosted corn flakes to a large shallow bowl.

slices of bread in egg mixture
Step 2: Heat pan. 

Heat a griddle or large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and allow to melt.

slices of bread in cornflakes crispy exterior
Step 3: Dip bread in the batter. 

Dip one piece of bread at a time into the egg mixture and coat both sides, then dip each side of the bread in the cornflakes until you’ve formed a generous crust.

cooked french toast in skillet
Step 4: Cook French toast. 

Add the coated bread to the griddle or large nonstick skillet and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread, adding additional butter to the pan as needed.

cornflake french toast served with butter maple syrup and confectioners sugar
Step 5: Serve. 

Serve warm dusted with confectioner’s sugar then top with additional butter and maple syrup.

Tips and Tricks for This Recipe

Swaps and Substitutions

  • If you like things on the sweeter side swap the cornflakes for frosted flakes.
  • Add whipped cream and fresh fruit like berries or sliced bananas if desired for serving.
how to make cornflake french toast recipe

Other Recipes to Try

If you enjoy this cornflake crusted french toast recipe, I recommend checking out some of these:

Crispy Corn Flake French Toast

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices ½”-thick buttermilk or brioche bread
  • 4 cups cornflakes, lightly crushed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus additional for serving
  • Confectioner’s sugar, for dusting
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Instructions:

  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Add the crushed frosted cornflakes to a large shallow bowl.
  • Heat a griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and allow to melt.
  • Dip one piece of bread at a time into the egg mixture and coat both sides, then dip each side of the bread in the corn flakes until you’ve formed a generous crust.
  • Add the coated bread to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread, adding additional butter to the pan as needed.
  • Serve warm dusted with confectioner’s sugar then top with additional butter and maple syrup.

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