Monday, May 16, 2016

French Toast Stars

These adorable french toast shaped stars are just perfect for an Independence Day breakfast or brunch!  They are pretty simple to make too!  This is a favorite of picky kids (and grown ups too) who don't care for crust.  I have also made this at Christmas time too.  Try using different shaped cookie cutters for different holidays like Christmas trees or pumpkin shapes. 

I have tried many different types of bread but I like to use thick Texas-style toast when I make this french toast recipe.  I have a Christmas cookie cutter that works perfectly to cut out the star shapes.

Place the bread on a cutting board and center the star shape in the middle of the slice.  Press down firmly and tear away the excess bread from the around the edges.  Save the extra bread pieces to make this recipe for home-made croutons

Mix the eggs, milk and vanilla into a bowl.  Dip both sides of the bread stars into this mixture.

Melt a little butter into a flat skillet and cook on both sides until golden brown.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar, if desired.  Serve with maple syrup. 


9 slices thick Texas-style bread
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together.
2. Cut shapes out of the bread using a star shaped cookie cutter.
3. Dip bread in the egg/milk mixture on both sides.
4. Melt butter in skillet.  Cook on both sides until golden brown.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar, if desired.  Serve with maple syrup.