I first ate this French toast in a coffee shop in Galveston, Texas. After I'd tried it I couldn't wait to come up with my own version. It's great for a late brunch; especially when topped with syrup, fresh strawberries and whipped cream

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla; beat well. Place cornflakes in a separate bowl. Dip bread slices in egg mixture and press into cornflakes.

  • Carefully slide coated bread slices into hot oil. Fry on each side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

428.1 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 27.8g 9% DV; fat 32.8g 51% DV; cholesterol 65.3mg 22% DV; sodium 311.9mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Definitely the best french toast I have ever eaten. I made fresh cinnamon/brown sugar bread and sliced it thick. It turned out great. Don't be tempted to not use the corn flakes! They add a lot to the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/12/2004
O.k. this was WAAAAY too messy way too greasy and waaaay to sweet. I would suggest using unsweetened cornflakes as the recipe already has sugar in it. When you add the syrup...sugar overload! I can't imagine as sweet as this recipe is adding whipping cream on top of the syrup! Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
Definitely the best french toast I have ever eaten. I made fresh cinnamon/brown sugar bread and sliced it thick. It turned out great. Don't be tempted to not use the corn flakes! They add a lot to the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2003
Awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2004
I used Challah bread and Raisin Bran Crunch (minus the raisins) and it came out great. The children loved it and they didn't even want syrup until I offered it to them (silly me) The outside was crisp and the inside moist. Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/12/2004
O.k. this was WAAAAY too messy way too greasy and waaaay to sweet. I would suggest using unsweetened cornflakes as the recipe already has sugar in it. When you add the syrup...sugar overload! I can't imagine as sweet as this recipe is adding whipping cream on top of the syrup! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
I have used several recipes from this website but this one is the best!!!! Easy and really good to look at. My whole family went nuts over it and I have made copies for family and friends. Great to serve company too! Defenitely a 5 star!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2005
I have been making this same recipe for years and love it. I don't measure just add a little of this and that. Thanks for submitting it Donald. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2005
I made this recipe for my daughter and myself and we did not like it at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
This is the best french toast I have ever had! I did make an adjustment though. All I had was frosted flakes so I just didn't add any sugar to the egg mixture. It wasn't too overly sweet just right. Also (using normal white bread) I cut the slices in half on a diagonal before putting it in the egg mixture. That way it was easier to take in and out of the hot oil. It makes it look a lot nicer too. Oh..and I ate two piece's but it only works out to be one piece of bread so it wont be as harsh on the waist line! I hated french toast til I found this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2006
it was very good i just used a little less milk. Read More
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