By Vanessa Greaves
April 14, 2015
Photo by foodelicious

When French toast gets together with your waffle iron, what emerges is the best of both breakfasts. You get all the custardy richness of French toast imprinted with dozens of crispy waffle iron ridges, all the better to capture golden pools of butter and syrup.

But besides looking pretty darn cute on your plate, French toast made in your waffle iron sidesteps one of the most annoying aspects of waffle-making: the batter overflow. With this French toast waffle method, there isn't any extra batter to seep out the sides. Less cleanup? Gotta love that. I'll share the recipe for French toast waffles, plus how-to tips and a step-by-step video.

Get the recipe: Easy French Toast Waffles

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Tips to Make Easy French Toast Waffle

  • You can substitute cinnamon-swirl bread, French bread, or Hawaiian sweet bread for the brioche in this recipe.
  • If your bread has a dense, chewy crust, the waffle iron will make it even tougher. It's best to just trim it off before dipping and cooking.
  • Don't skip the step where you let your custard-coated bread slices rest for at least two minutes so the bread can soak up the mixture.
  • Top your French toast waffle with anything you'd normally put on your French toast or your waffle: butter, powdered sugar, maple syrup, butter, fruit, and whipped cream.

If you want to take it further — and why not — these recipes for stuffed French toast would be crazy amazing in the waffle iron, too:

Watch the video to see it all come together:

More: Get all of our top-rated recipes for French toast and waffles.