A Year of Recipes: #27

Butter, sugar, eggs, milk, Fiber One cereal, vanilla extra, maple syrup, whole grain bread

Butter, sugar, eggs, milk, Fiber One cereal, vanilla extra, maple syrup, whole grain bread
Wow, this picture makes it obvious I replaced all the burned out light blubs in my kitchen.

I had a random craving for french toast last weekend.  I’ve shamefully never made french toast, so I figured why not?  To put a unique twist on the dish I found a recipe for crunchy french toast.

Like any normal french toast, the recipe starts by creating an egg mixture.  This part wasn’t any different from normal french toast.

A few months ago on a business trip, I had eaten crunchy french toast of a “light” breakfast menu at a hotel that I really enjoyed.  That french toast had a Fiber One coating, so I decided to stray from the recipe and do my own Fiber One coating.

I just wanted to remark on how exciting it is that this cereal is packed in two bags.  Amazing for people like me who are slow at getting through a box of cereal.

I just wanted to remark on how exciting it is that this cereal is packed in two bags. Amazing for people like me who are slow at getting through a box of cereal.

Mt. Fiber

Time to climb Mt. Fiber

The cereal goes into the food processor until it has a fine texture. This was actually a little bit tricky to get the consistency just right.  I have a good food processor that generally processes food evenly, but I had a lot of issues with some pieces of the cereal turning into fine dust while others were almost whole. The food also started to remind me of the feed you buy for $.25 at petting zoos for goats or ducks…

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Like normal french toast, I had to make up an egg mixture to dip the bread in.  I used a fork instead of a wisk because I am still working on the whole proper-kitchen-utensils thing.

After dipping in the egg and rolling in the Fiber One powder/crumbs/petting zoo feed, I had to cook two pieces at a time, since I couldn’t fit any more into my pan (which is certainly large enough.)  Getting them to cook wasn’t any problem.

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Certainly made for a pretty meal and they were fun to make.

In the end, these were okay.  I ended up needing to use a lot more butter to cook them since the Fiber One coating really soaked up all the moisture, leaving my pan too dry.  I actually had a pretty good time making these, but the next time I do french toast I’ll either do something traditional or try a different cereal.

Flavor 2/4 – Meh.  They tasted okay with syrup, but good french toast has enough flavor you barely need syrup.
Ease 
3/4 – This wasn’t exactly hard, but a little bit of a challenge just getting the cereal to stick.
Guiltless 2/4 – The calorie-to-feeling-full ratio on these just didn’t cut it for me.
Leftovers 2/4 – These were okay to reheat, but dried out very quickly.

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