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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.

Yield: 4

Rum Raisin Waffled French Toast

Rum Raisin Waffled French Toast

Yields: 4 slices of French toast

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 slices 100% whole wheat bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for waffle iron)

For the optional rum raisins:

  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum
  • Maple syrup for serving


  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 1/2 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.


I prefer whole wheat bread because it holds up best in the waffle iron.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 477Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 2gSugar: 62gProtein: 10g

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