German Toast (aka Pancake French Toast)
This is an innovative take on French toast. Rather than dipping bread in a standard egg custard, the bread is dipped in pancake batter. I worried that the thicker batter would make a nice crust but leave the inside of the bread dry. Au contraire! Everything was great. I used a whole grain pancake mix and big Texas toast-style bread. The result was excellent French toast with a new dimension. Bottom line: I loved it! (This recipe was submitted in 2004. It was tested and photographed in August 2014.)
- 1 and 1/4 cup pancake mix (prepared according to package directions)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 slices of bread
4 Tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
How To Make German French Toast (aka Pancake French Toast)
Melt 1 Tablespoon butter (or heat 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil) over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Prepare pancake mix according to package directions and stir in cinnamon.
Dip bread, covering both sides evenly in the batter. Fry bread one slice at a time until golden-brown, adding 1 Tablespoon of butter or oil per slice.
Serve warm with maple syrup.
Additional Note From Mr Breakfast:
Next time I make this recipe, I want to try an experiment. The recipe above works great, but it dawns on me that if you soaked the bread in a standard egg custard and then coated it with the pancake batter, it might make something that's terrific into something super spectacularly terrific. I'll keep you posted.
It's French toast where the bread is dipped in pancake batter. Just what makes it German, we're unsure. But we love it.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank Jessiegranola for this recipe.
Recipe number 1167. Submitted 1/22/2004.