We’re working on filling the freezer with meals to gift to my son and daughter-in-law who are expecting their first child in March. Having ready-to-eat meals they can pull from the freezer to heat and eat are surely going to make their first weeks as new parents easier. Check out some of our other freezer meals and we’ll be posting more soon. We started with breakfast but will be doing lunch, dinner, and snacks soon as well. These meals are also perfect for families experiencing hardships.
FREEZER COOKING RECIPE – Crunchy Baked French Toast
This French toast is dipped in an egg batter and then coated with crushed corn flake cereal. It creates a crispy coating that takes this delicious breakfast to the next level. Vanilla extra adds a touch of sweetness, and a sprinkle of cinnamon adds both taste and an irresistible scent. Your family will love these!
- 16 eggs
- 1 pint half and half milk
- 1-1/2 Tbls good quality vanilla extract
- 1 Tbl good quality ground cinnamon
- 6 c Cornflake Cereal crumbs
- 2 loaves French Bread (cut 1" thick on a slight angle)
- Line several baking trays with foil or plastic wrap. Set aside.
- Crush the Corn Flakes well and place them on a plate or a flat-bottomed bowl. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon until incorporated.
- Soak each piece of French bread for a few seconds making sure it's absorbed into the bread well.
- Place each slice of bread in the crushed Corn Flakes pressing them into the bread slightly to get them to stick well.
- Cook Now and Freeze:
- If you prefer to precook your French Toast, preheat a baking sheet with 2 Tbl butter in a 450 F oven. When hot, add the French Toast and cook for 10-15 minutes or until browned. Flip the toast halfway through cooking to brown evenly.
- Serve immediately or freeze for up to three months. Reheat them in an oven or toaster oven. If you'll be reheating in a microwave, skip the cereal because the coating becomes soggy. Uncoated French Toast reheats fine.
- Freeze Raw and Cook Later:
- Place the coated bread on the baking trays and "flash freeze" them for 30-45 minutes in your freezer or until they're frozen enough to be picked up and handled.
- Once frozen, place them in a gallon freezer bag with a "use by" date three months from today.
- Preheat a baking sheet with 2 Tbl butter in a 450 F oven. When hot, add the French Toast and cook for 15-20 minutes or until browned (don't thaw first - they bread will become too soggy). Flip the toast halfway through cooking to brown evenly.
- Serve with maple syrup, fruit jam, fruit, or powdered sugar.
This recipe is also perfect for a crowd or a family breakfast where mom and dad get to eat with the family instead of standing at the stove with a frying pan and pancake turner! Once you try them this way, you’ll never go back to the fry method!
Have you tried baked French Toast?