If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen that I have a lot of zucchini in the freezer to deal with. We love zucchini bread, and like all quick breads it’s crazy easy to make. So I’ve slowly been going through the frozen zucchini by keeping us in zucchini bread. Oh, the hardship.
This morning, as I was pondering what to do about breakfast, my eyes rested on the zucchini bread. “I wonder,” I said to myself, “whether I could make french toast with zucchini bread.” After all, french toast is just an eggy bread. Would what type of “bread” it is matter?
And the answer is no! It doesn’t matter in the least. In fact, using zucchini bread gave the french toast a distinctly different flavour that I really liked. And hey – it’s just french toast, so it’s super easy to make!
Recipe: make french toast, using zucchini bread instead of regular bread. If you need more specific instructions, read on.
For two servings, you will need:
- 4 slices of zucchini bread* (about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 TB sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 1 TB butter
*Note: this would probably be better if you sliced the bread the night before and left it out to dry overnight. I sliced and cooked right away, though, and it worked great, too.
Whisk the eggs with the milk, sugar, vanilla and salt in a bowl with a flat bottom.
Soak the bread slices in the egg mixture, flipping them around to get both sides. Place them on a plate after dipping them. If you have any leftover egg mixture, pour it over the bread slices. Let them sit for about 10 minutes.
In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Carefully lay the soaked bread slices in the frying pan. Fry them on one side for about four minutes, and flip. Cook them on the other side for another 3-4 minutes. Be careful not to burn them!
Serve with a pat of butter and a drizzle of some good maple syrup.