This cornflake crusted french toast is a fun way to enjoy your morning french toast. Cornflake cereal is crusted and fried for a delicious crunchy texture.

Cornflake Crusted French Toast l SimplyScratch.com

For some reason I can’t keep my pantry organized. It’s a problem. Every time I open the thing I make a mental note to clean it out and rearrange everything. But then I get side tracked with things like Pinterest and making food. Go figure.

This morning while looking for the pb; I whipped open the pantry cupboard door and the cornflakes slid out of their cock-eyed position next to the pasta and rice and fell to my feet. At that split second I didn’t even remember having cornflakes! Then I vaguely recall wanting to “crust” something with them… but since I didn’t have any chicken and I only had a few slices of bread… and a few eggs, why not crust some bread and call it french toast? Who’s tricked out brain wouldn’t come up with cornflake-crusted french toast? Only seems natural.


You are going to need some butter. Butter for the pan, butter for the top of the toasts. I got distracted while setting up for this shot and forgot to slip the butter in when some little girl came knocking at my door with a flier for some local siding business {why isn’t she in school?}. I wonder what she must have thought when I opened my door and saw my kitchen table pushed up to the front window, chairs pushed away to the walls and all these ingredients set up with a camera in my hand. Has she heard of food blogging? Or do I look like some nut job instead? Hmmmm I wonder.


Start by dumping 4 cups of cornflakes into a large baggie.


Give it a good smashing, whether it be a rolling pin, mallet or pie plate… beat.it.down.


Throw the cornflake crumbs into the plate and set aside for a sec.


Crack three eggs into a different pie plate or shallow dish and sprinkle with quarter teaspoon of cinnamon.


… a pinch of kosher salt.


… and pour in a half cup of milk.


Then give it a good whisking and set it next to you cornflake crumbs.


Next drop in a tablespoon of butter and swirl the pan so it coats. Preheat the pan over medium heat and start making the toast.

This step isn’t necessary, but makes for a pretty presentation. And I’m ALL about the presentation… photographing the presentation and then eating the presentation.


Next, dunk the toast into the egg batter for a few seconds on each side.


And then immediately and gently press the bread into the cereal crumbs.

Then place the cereal coated french toast into the preheated large buttered skillet and cook on medium/medium low for about 3-4 minutes a side or until golden. You might need to adjust the heat and add more butter in between each batch.

Next, flip and repeat.

Cornflake Crusted French Toast l SimplyScratch.com

Then you can top your toasts with butter; I used my mango honey butter from the other day… but regular ol’ butter would work too.

Cornflake Crusted French Toast l SimplyScratch.com
But the kicker is the drizzle of some honey over these french toast triangles. It’s sweet but not too sweet and goes nicely with the flavor of the cornflakes! Now all that’s left to do is grab yourself a fork and dig in. You’re gonna wanna stuff yourself silly with these. Believe.

Cornflake Crusted French Toast l SimplyScratch.com

So crispy, so crunchy and so dang delicious! It’s a fun and delicious recipe to get the kids involved too!

Enjoy! And if you give this Cornflake Crusted French Toast recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

Cornflake Crusted French Toast l SimplyScratch.com

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Cornflake Crusted French Toast
Yield: serves 4

Cornflake Crusted French Toast

This cornflake crusted french toast is a fun way to enjoy your morning french toast. Cornflake cereal is crusted and fried for a delicious crunchy texture.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bread
  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of kosher salt
  • salted butter, for pan and for serving
  • honey, for serving

Instructions

  1. Place cornflakes in a resealable bag and crush with the bottom of a dish or rolling pin. Pour crumbs into a shallow dish and set aside.
  2. In a different shallow dish; whisk together the eggs, milk, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Preheat a large skillet or griddle on medium heat, add a tablespoon of butter, swirling the pan to coat it with the melted butter.
  4. Cut the bread on a diagonal and dip both sides into the egg mixture, drain off any excess batter and place in the dish with the cornflakes. Gently press the bread into the cornflakes so they stick.
  5. Place the crusted french toast into the preheated pan and cook for about 4 minutes a side, adjust the heat if needed until the cornflakes are golden and the batter has had a chance to cook. Repeat with the remaining bread triangles.
  6. Butter and drizzle with honey! Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 150mg Sodium: 555mg Carbohydrates: 53g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 11g Protein: 12g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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