I’m big on hot breakfasts in my house. Even on the weekdays I like to feed my family something with substance. Cereal is just fine but I find that it really doesn’t keep bellies full as long as it should so I always opt for something heartier. This doesn’t mean that I don’t feel the morning crunch and get overwhelmed with the inevitable chaos of life with kids, but I do my best to come up with recipes that are delicious and fit within my time constraints.
French toast is one of those breakfasts foods that feels luxurious but really takes no time to prepare and has the perfect combination of carbs (from the bread) and protein (from the eggs and milk). It’s the perfect breakfast food for those kiddos who are picky about eating protein in the morning because they really don’t know they are eating eggs.
Rice Krispie Crusted French Toast is a fun spin on a classic that your entire family will love. It’s quick to prepare and so yummy. The cereal coating gives it a slight crunch and actually helps the syrup stick to the french toast —holla!! This recipe was such a hit, I actually served it as a dessert one night to guests topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was to die for! Rice Krispie Crusted French Toast is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Bookmark this recipe now and thank me later. : )
Rice Krispie Crusted French Toast
3 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons sugar
4-6 thick slices of bread
approx 2 cups Rice Krispies, lightly crushed (or other plain cereal)
1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and sugar. Pour into a shallow dish with sides such as a pie plate. Place cereal into another pie plate or shallow, wide bowl.
2. Preheat frying pan or griddle over medium heat. Lightly pan with butter.
3. Soak each slice of bread in the egg mixture, turning once to coat both sides. Transfer slices to cereal plate and press down gently to coat both sides of the bread. Fry french toast in the preheated pan until it is cooked through, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Toast should be lightly browned and no liquid should come out of it when pressed gently with a spatula. Serve warm topped with syrup or powdered sugar.