Toasted Almond French Toast

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They say you can tell a person’s true colors in the darkest of times.

That moment for me was early Monday morning when the Los Angeles earth decided to shake rapidly in the middle of the night. I was mid-crazy dream. I was in the South of France. Amelia and a cat were fighting. I found a Sriracha bottle (how a bottle of Sriracha was just laying on a French country-side road is unknown) and started to throw it at the two of them to quit it. That’s when the earth shook, the doors to my closet trembled and my inner-self went into pure panic mode.

Petrified and confused out of my mind, I jumped out of bed, pushed Josh to wake up and bolted out of the bedroom door. Josh screamed (a very manly scream, I might add), “WHAT IS IT?!?” and him, me and Amelia headed for the bedroom door. Apparently, he thought there was a squirrel in our bed. Why a squirrel, I have no idea…so as we were running out of the bedroom door, he threw the blankets on top of each other, as to try and catch the non-existent squirrel and slammed the bedroom door shut.

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Amelia was not to be left behind. She was right there. The trembling stopped and I immediately started doing this weird cry/laugh thing I always seem to do when I’m embarrassed/scared/confused.

Josh explained his fear about the small animal in our bed and I just started laughing hysterically. I couldn’t stop.

There are only a few things that can calm my panicked-self. French toast is one of them.

Toasted Almond French Toast // www.acozykitchen.com

This recipe marks the first of six recipes of a collaboration with Almond Breeze. I’ve been drinking this stuff for forever; and couldn’t be more excited to use it in so much more than just my morning cereal. Think almond custards, other baked goods and even savory dishes.

But first, Toasted Almond French Toast! The challah is soaked in a delicious combo of almond milk, honey, eggs and almond extract. The challah bread is dipped in almond slices and then pan-fried until the almonds are toasty and the edges are lightly golden brown.

The flavor is rich, satisfying, with a pleasant almond flavor and a bit of crunch for texture.

This is what brunch dreams are made of!

Toasted Almond French Toast // www.acozykitchen.com

Toasted Almond French Toast

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small loaf of challah bread, sliced (about 10 slices)
  • 1/2 cup almond slices
  • Butter or oil for the pan

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degree F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and transfer it to the oven. Since we'll be making this in batches, this is where we'll keep the cooked French toast warm.
  • To a large bowl or large baking dish (I prefer the baking dish because it's flat and easier for dunking), whisk together the almond milk, eggs, honey, almond extract, vanilla extract and salt.
  • Dip the slices in batches of two or three and allow them to soak for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat up a skillet over moderately medium heat and grease it with a bit of butter or oil. Lift up one piece of bread out of the custard, allowing for any excess to drip off. Transfer it to a small plate and sprinkle the almonds on both sides, pressing the almonds into the bread--they'll stick!
  • Place the slices of challah bread onto the warm skillet and cook until both sides are lightly golden brown. Be sure to keep an eye on it; the almonds toast quickly. Transfer the French toast to the oven to keep warm. Continue with the process of dunking, soaking, covering in sliced almost and frying, until you've cooked up the entire loaf of challah bread.
  • Serve with slices of fruit and maple syrup.
Serving: 4g
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  • Reply www.chezmoiblog.blogspot.nl June 16, 2014 at 7:59 am

    ‘ Morning Meal ‘ RECORD

  • Reply bev @ bevcooks March 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    I can’t even imagine an earthquake! I CAN however imagine a French toast quake. In my mouth.

  • Reply Kate March 21, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Oh man, you’re cracking me up with your earthquake story. A squirrel and sriracha, haha! This French toast looks killer. I bet those toasted almonds really send it over the top.

  • Reply Stacey March 19, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Challah makes the very best French Toast! I’m super jazzed to try this… I’ve been making your Strawberry Vanilla Bean Baked Oatmeal with the Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk every Sunday night and we are in an exclusive, committed, passionate relationship.

  • Reply Heather Christo March 19, 2014 at 7:02 am

    wow. I live in Seattle and our last earthquake (15 yrs ago) was a 7.6 and totally scary. At least you moved! I just sort of sat there perched on a super old gas furnace with my eye balls bulging out and my mouth hanging open. But I agree, this french toast would calm anyone’s nerves! It looks wonderful!

  • Reply Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion March 19, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I love french toast, its my fancy goto brunch.

  • Reply dishing up the dirt March 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Boo to the earthquake but a major WooHoo to this French Toast!

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