Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

(4 servings)

  • 8 slices cinnamon swirl bread
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs - separated
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons butter - melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • powdered sugar to be sprinkled on top
  • warm maple syrup and additional butter for serving
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Cut each slice of bread diagonally in half. Brush both sides of all bread with melted butter.

Arrange bread pieces on cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes.

Remove bread from oven and increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9x9 baking pan with butter. Arrange bread in 2 rows in the pan letting slices overlap slightly.

In a medium bowl, Whisk together milk, egg yolks, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a separate larger bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually fold egg yolk mixture into the beaten whites. Pour this batter over bread slices in pan.

Bake until top is brown, about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Cut into 4 portions and serve with warm maple syrup.

I was looking for a recipe for Denny's Cinnamon Swirl French Toast and found this. It doesn't look the same, but I think it tastes better!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank skibunny for this recipe.

Recipe number 1105. Submitted 10/20/2003.