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Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

A scrumptious spin on a classic favorite.

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

Here’s fun recipe for French toast using corn flakes to crust the bread.

Then just before serving, the French toast is topped with drizzles of orange flavored glaze.

It tastes so good right out of the skillet when the corn flakes are crispy, and the orange glaze melts over onto the sides of the bread. 

I like putting a bit of butter on the top of each piece right before eating it.

Should there be any leftovers, they can be stored in the refrigerator.  To reheat, I just put them in the microwave for a super quick blast, then add some butter and they taste a lot like a pastry.

In this recipe, Challah bread is used.  I get the Challah bread at a local Deli and also see it on occasion in the fresh bakery section of the grocery store.

But, instead of Challah bread, French bread, Cinnamon bread, Texas toast or your favorite type of bread can be used.

Here are more sweets for breakfast you may like “Blueberry Muffins with Lemon Streusel“, “Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze” and “Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffins“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Challah Bread

For the French Toast – Challah bread (unsliced); or your favorite loaf of bread (French bread, Cinnamon bread, or Texas toast)

French Toast Ingredients

…eggs, buttermilk (or regular milk), corn flakes and butter

For the Glaze – Powdered sugar, buttermilk, orange extract and orange zest

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Bread:

Cut Challah Bread

Cut 3 pieces of bread into thick slices (1-½ inches thick).

Then cut each slice into quarters and set aside.

Eggs in Bowl

For the Eggs and Milk Mixture – To a medium size bowl, add the eggs…

Milk in Eggs

…and…

Buttermilk in Eggs

…buttermilk (or regular milk).

Whisk Eggs in Bowl

Whisk together and set aside.

French Bread in Eggs

Coating the Bread – Dip a piece of the bread in the egg mixture.

Don’t soak the bread; just a quick dip to get the entire piece wet with the egg mixture. 

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

For the Cornflakes – To a medium size bowl, add the corn flakes.  Keep the corn flakes whole.

Then, put the bread into the corn flakes and give the bread a bit of a push or smash into the corn flakes to get them to stick to the bread.

Do this on both sides of the bread.

Corn Flakes in Bowl

For the remaining pieces of bread…

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

repeat the process of dipping it into the egg mixture, and corn flakes. 

Butter in Skillet

Cooking the French Toast – Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat and add butter.

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

When the butter is melted, add the pieces of French toast to the pan.

Make sure not to crowd the pieces in the pan. 

Watch them closely and turn down the heat just a touch if they’re browning too fast. 

The idea is to let them cook slowly and turn to a golden color so that the egg mixture around the bread gets fully cooked.

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

Using tongs, gently turn over the French toast to cook each side.

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

Continue turning the pieces so each side is a golden color.

Some of the corn flakes may get a little darker golden which is fine too.

It may take about 6 minutes until all sides cook and turn a golden color.

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

After the French toast is done, transfer them onto a large plate or individual serving plates and set aside for a moment.

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

For the Glaze:

Glaze Ingredients

In a small bowl, add powdered sugar, buttermilk (or regular milk), and orange flavoring.

Glaze Ingredients

Whisk together.

If the glaze is a bit too thick, just add a touch more buttermilk. If it’s too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar. 

Glazed French Toast

Then, using a spoon, drizzle the glaze over the pieces of French toast.

Glazed French Toast

Next,

Orange Zest

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

…garnish with orange zest.

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

Serve while warm.

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Sweet Breakfast Recipes You May Like:

Blueberry Pancake Whoopie Pies with Ricotta Cream Cheese Frosting

Double Banana Pancakes

Yogurt Berry Pancake Rolls

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Corn Flake Crusted French Toast
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Print Recipe

Corn Flake Crusted French Toast with Orange Glaze

A scrumptious spin on a classic favorite.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Corn Flakes, French Toast
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

For the Bread:

  • 3 slices Challah bread (or bread of your choice) each slice 1-1/2 inches thick, cut into quarters
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk or regular milk
  • 3 cups corn flakes
  • 3 tablespoons butter

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 teaspoons buttermilk or regular milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange extract

For Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons zest from an orange or tangelo

Instructions

For the Bread:

  1. For the Eggs and Milk Mixture - To a medium size bowl, add the eggs and buttermilk (or milk). Whisk together and set aside.

  2. For the Cornflakes - To a medium size bowl, add the corn flakes.  Keep the corn flakes whole.  Set aside. 

  3. Coating the Bread - Dip a piece of the bread in the egg mixture. Don’t soak the bread; just a quick dip to get the entire piece wet with the egg mixture. 

  4. Then, put the bread into the corn flakes and give the bread a bit of a push or smash into the corn flakes to get them to stick to the bread. Do this on both sides of the bread.

  5. For the remaining pieces of bread, repeat the process of dipping it into the egg mixture, and corn flakes. 
  6. Cooking the French Toast- Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat and add butter.  

  7. When the butter is melted, add the pieces of French toast to the pan. Make sure not to crowd the pieces in the pan. 

  8. Watch them closely and turn down the heat just a touch if they’re browning too fast. The idea is to let them cook slowly and turn to a golden color so that the egg mixture around the bread gets fully cooked.

  9. Using tongs, gently turn over the French toast to cook each side.  

  10. Continue turning the pieces so each side is a golden color. Some of the corn flakes may get a little darker golden which is fine too.

  11. It may take about 6 minutes until all sides cook and turn a golden color.

  12. After the French toast is done, transfer them onto a large plate or individual serving plates.  Set aside for a moment.

For the Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar, buttermilk (or milk), and orange extract.  Whisk together.

  2. If the glaze is a bit too thick, just add a touch more buttermilk. If it’s too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar. 

  3. Then, using a spoon, drizzle the glaze over the pieces of French toast.

  4. Garnish with orange zest and serve.

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4 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, these look completely addictive! Gorgeous post 🙂

  2. Gorgeous as always! What a fantastic idea and you covered the process so beautifully. Thanks for sharing!