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Your French Toast Deserves The Waffle Treatment
With French toast waffles, you don't have to decide between one or the other. This hybrid of two beloved breakfast items provides a practical way of cooking food faster.
Preheat a waffle iron and apply non-stick spray if needed. Make your usual French toast batter and dunk brioche bread in it, or any type of bread that you prefer.
After the excess batter drips from the soaked bread, set the bread in the heated waffle iron and gently close it. Wait 3 to 4 minutes for the bread to turn golden on both sides.
By using a waffle iron instead of a griddle, your French toast comes out more or less equally crispy on both sides, all without having to watch it too closely.
It's also more economical than making waffles since you can use day-old bread. The dryness of stale loaves allows them to absorb more of the batter without falling apart.
The best part about making French toast waffles is their divots, where maple syrup and butter can form creamy, sugary pools. They also hold more of the smaller toppings.