Whenever I have a leftover loaf of hearty French or Italian bread lying around, I always love to cut it up and do something creative with it. Sometimes I’ll make bread crumbs or croutons, or maybe garlic bread or panzanella, but on weekends there’s nothing better than French toast.
Thing is, I tend to think big, bready slices of traditional French toast are just too heavy for breakfast. That’s why I love this idea of cutting up bite-sized cubes of day-old bread, soaking them in egg, milk, cinnamon and vanilla, and bubbling ‘em in a pan with a little butter. The smell is incredible and the taste is light, fluffy, moist and full of all the French toast goodness you know and love.
Whether you top these little bites with fresh fruit, whipped cream or maple syrup, I know you’ll just love them, and kids will too. Plus, they’re just as simple and quick to make as traditional French toast, even if you’re not a morning person!
Yield: Makes 4 servings