Recipe by cdelpm2
"The molasses in the batter gives this version of the classic breakfast food a caramel coating that is quite delicious. This one also proves to be a great way to use up the left over Challah from Shabbat on a Saturday morning. "
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ground cinnamon, or more to taste
12 thick slices
I would give this 5 stars with a lot more spices. Although it has molasses we still needed nutmeg and more cinnamon with some clove. YUM! Also we used Almond milk instead of heavy cream. Our new favorite french toast recipe for sure.
as is, this was just so-so for us. i think next time we'll try the other reviewers suggestions and increase the spices.
The flavoring of the molasses is subtle and is quite delicious. I sprinkled in a lot more cinnamon than the recipe called for.
Even though I healthied this up by using whole wheat bread and milk in place of the cream I though this was fantastic. I was a little heavier with my spices but it's the molasses that really makes this dish. It adds such depth. Great recipe.
I made several adjustments to the recipe and the result was what I call the perfect french toast. I used 2 tbsp of molasses. I whisked in about 3 tbsp of flour and 2 tbsp of sugar into the egg/milk mixture. I did not have cream so I used milk and still got good results. I also put in a small pinch of salt. I read that putting flour into the milk mixture will help the bread to get crispier and it did!! Also, use lots of butter in your pan which helps the bread to get a crispier coating. The result is a french toast with a nice crispy brown outside and the inside had a nice combination of a bread / custard-like texture. I do not like french toast that has a heavy custard texture on the inside!! The flavor has a nice balance of sweet and somewhat savory with the ginger/salt combination. Oh and I also added a dash of nutmeg as I do to most things that I bake.
This recipe is so good! I made it at a family camp out with the boy scouts. I whipped up the custard the night before at home and put it in the cooler. All we had was Shop n Save white bread but it was oh so tasty and it had rave reviews from the scouts and leaders! Will definitely be making this again!
Excellent! I did choose to add extra ginger and cinnamon like other reviewers. And I only had thick butt ends of cinnamon raisin bread, which I believe made it even better! Mmm. This recipe is definitely worth a bookmark!
HUGE hit with all of us. We absolutely loved this. I don't keep challah bread on hand so I used the whole wheat I had at home. Also, because I did not have heavy cream, I used fat free evaporated milk because it's good at mimicking the thickness and richness of cream. I doubled this recipe (we're big on french toast in this house--my husband and kids can eat almost a whole loaf in one sitting) and I was a little more liberal with the spices. I served this with my homemade maple-vanilla syrup and we all just loved this french toast. This might be my new go-to recipe to make french toast from now on. NOTE: I did not use the butter to cook the french toast. I used my huge countertop grill which is VERY non-stick, so the butter was unnecessary. We spread it on the hot french toast after. ;)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chuck's Molasses French Toast
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 252
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