Toasted almond French toast

    1 hour 50 min

    This French toast is perfect for Mother's Day or a special weekend brunch. Serve with fresh fruit, fruit preserves, honey or warm maple syrup.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 140g flaked almonds
    • 3 eggs
    • 250ml milk
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 12 thick slices French bread
    • 3 tablespoons rapeseed oil
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Place almonds in a small saucepan over low heat. Tossing frequently, toast until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, flour, salt, baking powder, almond extract and vanilla extract. Soak bread slices in the mixture until saturated. Place slices in a shallow pan. Refrigerate slices approximately 1 hour.
    3. Heat rapeseed oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. One at a time, press one side of soaked bread slices in the almonds to coat. Fry bread slices on both sides until golden brown. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

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    Love this recipe. I was short on time so we didn't bother soking the bread. We just dipped the bread in just before frying it up. We topped the french toast with berries.  -  02 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I had so much fun with this recipe. I used day old hawaiian bread that I cut in half and then into sticks (ala fast food restaurants) the night before. In the morning (midweek)I toasted SLICED almonds while I made up the egg mixture (as I am a fan of almonds but not almond extract and to go with the hawaiian bread, I substituted coconut flavoring), dipped about half of the precut bread and put in a pan in the refrigerator while I went and did my hair and makeup, came back pressed the almonds into the sticks and layed them all at the same time on my new electric family-sized griddle, cooked them about 15 mins @ 300 degrees, dusted them with powdered sugar, handed each family member an individual cup of syrup (available at my local 99 cent store) and off we all went! Delicious, fun and easy. Leftovers heated for 20 seconds in the microwave were terrific the next day, too. Next time, I'm going to try it with toasted coconut! Thanks. This one is a keeper!  -  08 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really enjoyed this recipe. I thought it was restaurant quality. I fried the bread in butter like others on medium/low. I had no problem with burning. I was surprised that the almonds stuck to the bread, I thought they would fly when I turned it. Great recipe, thanks. I served with mixed berries.  -  30 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)