Simple King's Hawaiian French Toast for Two
Valentine’s Day is always up for debate. Some people can’t stand the Hallmark holiday, and some love the opportunity to shower their loved one with romantic gestures. But whether you’re booed up or single this Valentine’s Day, there’s no beating a stack of homemade French Toast.
King’s Hawaiian Rolls make everything better, and the fact that King’s Hawaiian makes a giant round loaf is sheer genius. The sweetness of the Hawaiian bread is perfect for French Toast. In the past I’ve been frustrated by recipes that yield 4-6 servings of French Toast - not everyone is trying to feed a family or have a ton of French Toast sitting around. Sometimes you just want to make a little batch to satisfy your cravings. This recipe is perfect for one or two people to indulge in some delicious breakfast in bed.
One important trick when it comes to making French Toast is letting the bread sit out overnight. But let’s face it - sometimes in the spur of the moment, we don’t have time for all that. So instead, I simply placed all my sliced Hawaiian bread on a baking sheet and dumped it in a 350F degree oven for 5 minutes. This helps to dry out the bread so that it doesn’t fall apart once you soak it in the custard. Top your Hawaiian French Toast with your favorite combo of fresh berries, caramelized bananas, nuts, whipped cream, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. I really love my French Toast with fresh strawberries and agave. Fry up some bacon and eggs and this is the perfect way to get thru this holiday. Making French Toast is a lot easier than I thought. Let’s get cookin :)
What You Need (Serves 2):
- 1 King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 pinch salt
- A few pads of butter for cooking
- Maple syrup or agave
- Optional: powdered sugar, fresh berries, bananas, nuts
What To Do:
- If you didn’t have a chance to leave the bread out overnight, preheat your oven to 350F.
- Slice the King’s Hawaiian break into 1-inch thick slices, and then cut each slice of bread in half. I sliced off 4 slices of bread. Isn’t the Round Bread so cute?
- Throw the slices onto a baking sheet and toss them in the oven for 5 minutes. They’ll get nice and toasty - not to mention that your kitchen will smell so delicious!
- In a a large shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and milk.
- Lightly dip each piece of break into the custard. Make sure each piece is saturated but not over soaked, as the bread can easily fall apart.
- If you’re going to be topping your French Toast with fruit, now’s the time to wash and slice it all up. That way it’s all ready to go when the French Toast is hot and fresh. You can caramelize bananas by slicing them in 1" slices and frying them in a some butter.
- When you’re ready to cook the French Toast, preheat a buttered pan or griddle.
- Place the bread on the pan, and turn with a spatula when golden brown. You want them to get a nice crisp edge, but not cook long enough to dry out. Once both sides are golden brown, they’re finished! SO easy.
- Serve with your choice of toppings and be prepared for your eyes to roll backwards. This recipe has the perfect amount of sweetness without being too much. The tanginess of fresh berries and the saltiness of applewood smoked bacon are the perfect partners for this!
They’re so fluffy and delicious! It’s great to have this recipe in your arsenal for numerous occasions - Mother’s Day, entertaining, or just a regular ole Saturday morning. Myself? I’m gunna indulge in a stack and wait for the candy aisle to go on sale.