Rum Raisin Waffled French Toast

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Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, I think we should celebrate all weekend by making lots of desserts for two!  But, I’m slightly biased in that opinion.  On the slight chance that you and your Valentine are celebrating Valentine’s Day on Saturday with a breakfast in bed option, I’ve got you covered.

Men!:  take your woman out, she doesn’t want to cook on Friday.  She also wants one of those cocktails that’s too difficult to make at home.  Order two.

Women!:  make your man this French toast that you cook in a waffle iron.  It’s so easy, I know you can do it!

I used 100%whole wheat bread because I love it, but I’ve noticed that whole wheat bread has a bit of sugar or molasses to sweeten the grain flavor.  This is good news.  While I’m not making any health claims of a bread that is dipped in eggs, milk and sugar, I’m just concerned that white bread won’t hold up as well on the waffle iron. Go for whole grain.  And then eat two because it’s healthy! {health claim. oops}

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No need to flip it like French toast, just let it cook like a waffle!

The rum raisins on top are only if you like raisins.  Some people have violent reactions against them.  They’re just a dried fruit, you know.  You pay $11/pound for dried mango but eschew raisins?  I don’t get it.  Try them soaked in rum.  It just might make a believer out of you.


Rum Raisin Waffled French Toast
 
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Yields: 4 slices of French toast
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 slices 100% whole wheat bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for waffle iron)
For the optional rum raisins:
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1½ tablespoons dark rum
  • Maple syrup for serving
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the waffle iron to its highest setting.
  2. In a small dish, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and dark rum. Mix very well.
  3. When the waffle iron is hot, dunk one slice of bread in the egg mixture. Let it soak for 10 seconds. Flip and repeat on the other side. Immediately move the bread to the waffle iron. Place a ½ tablespoon of the butter on top of the slice, and then close the waffle iron. It might not close all the way (mine didn't), so press down on the handle for a few seconds to ensure a good sear.
  4. Cook the waffles until you smell the cinnamon. For me, my waffles were done slightly before my waffle timer was up because I like them a bit soft. Cook until the timer goes off if you like your waffles extra crispy.
  5. Repeat with remaining 3 slices of bread.
  6. Meanwhile, mix raisins and rum together in a small bowl, if using.
  7. Serve two slices of French toast on each plate, douse with maple syrup, and top with rum raisins.

 

 


Comments

  1. Julie says

    French toast in my waffle maker? Genius! Who the heck doesn’t like raisins? Go figure. I’d throw raisins in just about everything…right along with my pecans. :)

  2. Judy says

    I totally agree with your comment about why some people dislike raisins. They spend big money for other dried fruit but won’t touch a raisin. Why? Since I live in the raisin capital of the U.S. (world?) I love and can’t get enough raisins. And since I love “french toast”, waffles, and RUM also, I’m going to have a party. !!!

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