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BRUNCH: Crock Pot French Toast Revisited

I’m reposting this recipe since its the most searched, and commented post to date. I’ve updated the instructions and tried to address some questions! The recipe I originally posted is 1/2 of the actual recipe I was working from, since I have a small crock pot about 4 quarts.  If you have a bigger crock pot use whole the recipe — 1 whole loaf of bread, 1 dozen eggs 2 cups of milk, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 2tbsp brown sugar.

Crock Pot French Toast:

My aunt gave me this recipe after raving here and there about bring her crock pot full of fluffly ready to serve french toast at work.  She brings it in a couple times a year a round holiday season and serves it to her office.  Its soooo easy to make and its wonderful to wake up on a weekend morning to the smell of ready to dive into French toast– set your coffee maker the night before and you won’t have to lift a finger before breakfast.

I made half of what her recipe calls for as my crockpot is a bit more on the petite side.

Ingredients:

1/2 loaf of bread.

I don’t recommend wheat bread generally though honey wheat is pretty good as french toast.  Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is to die for, or a challah bread works too. A loaf of day old French or Italian is also best as french toast. You can use the pieces whole, but I choose to break the pieces in half to fit into the crock pot better.

Use cooking spray to  grease you crock pot!!! or you will likely have some stickiness to clean later.bSome folks like the slow cooker plastic liners. I’m not a fan personally but thats up to you.

Combine:

6 eggs, 1 c milk, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp light brown sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla.

Dunk each piece of bread into the egg mixture and place inside the greased crockpot. Pour remaining egg mixture over the top of the bread.  Set crockpot to lowest cooking setting. “Warm” is not a cooking setting, so set your crock pot to LOW.  Place cover ontop. Do not over fill your crockpot. Cook for 6- 8 hours. Mine cooked in 7.

In the morning you will find a fluffly, bread pudding-souffle like breakfast.  You will see cooked egg on the edges of the bread slices. Carefully remove the lid about 15 minutes before its done and it will brown and toast.  Serve with warm syrup!!  Serves 4-6 depending on how hungry your guests are.

If yours burned I can’t offer alot of consolation. I can say mine came out great or obviously I wouldn’t have posted. Knowing you crockpot is important, just like knowing your stove or microwave. Read the manufactures instructions. Newer crockpots may not take as long to cook as older crockpots from what I’ve read on the interwebs. I can say that my crockpot is 2 years old and still cooked for 6+ hours after all it is a slow cooker.  Try it yourself and leave your tips for great crockpot french toast.

47 comments October 13, 2012

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