For breakfast or brunch, you can’t top this impressive dish from Janis Scharnott of Fontana, Wisconsin. Warm, sweet apples and a hint of cinnamon make this French toast extra special.—Janis Scharnott, Fontana, Wisconsin
I often use thick slices of French bread or homemade white bread when fixing these sandwiches. I served them with a fresh fruit salad at brunch, and everyone asked me for the recipe. It's easy to double or triple for a hungry crowd.
"These French toast slices have creamy vanilla flavor from convenient pudding mix, plus a hint of cinnamon," relates Linda Bernhagen of Plainfield, Illinois. "We like to top them with syrup or powdered sugar and fresh berries." TIP: As a change of pace, try butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla.
“We love this no-guilt breakfast made with whole-grain bread and egg substitute,” says Kathleen Lindenberg of Sharon, Massachusetts. “The best part is that it's delicious, and you don't even miss the syrup!”
This brunch dish is so rich that no one will suspect each generous serving has just 3 grams of fat."I don't like to cook a lot in the morning so this make-ahead dish is perfect for us," says Brenda Childress of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Let the aroma of baked peaches, brown sugar and cinnamon wake up your family. When you serve the tender slices of French toast, be sure to scoop up the golden syrup in the bottom of the pan and drizzle it over the top. —Geraldine Casey, Anderson, Indiana
I love serving this breakfast on Christmas morning. Add a rising-sun orange slice and herb-garnish grass to this hearty hardwood and enjoy a taste of the great outdoors.—Jan McCormick, Rosemount, Minnesota
When I first served this to family visiting from California, they all wanted the recipe. I'd never had so many compliments on my cooking before! The recipe was originally from my grandmother, given to me on my wedding day.—Melissa Faye Paxton, Clifton Forge, Virginia
"If you like blueberries and pecans, you'll love this take on a breakfast favorite," writes Melissa Winona of Salt Lake City, Utah. "I assemble it the night before. Then I bake it in the morning to surprise my roommates, who finish it in one sitting."