Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast

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I went to Los Angeles a few weeks ago to visit one of my best friend from middle school, Aubrey.  (She’s current writing her second book, it’s a young adult scifi book, if this is your thing, you should totally check out her blog.  She writes about writing.)

(Warning: today I’m going to tell you about something that didn’t really work, but we made it work anyway.  How’s that for vague?)

Before I arrived, she texted me and asked if there was anything that I wanted her to pick up from the grocery store.  Me, being the four year old that I am, responded with “cinnamon toast crunch, please”.  Well, let me tell you, this was one of my best choices of the weekend because we took full advantage of this cinnamon toast crunch.  By day three Aubrey asked, “what if we coat brioche frenchtoast in it?” – this sounded like the most brilliant idea that we had ever heard.

So we tried it.  We smashed up a bunch of cinnamon toast crunch hand prepared to chicken-cutlet style dip each piece of brioche bread into it.

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So good in theory, right?  Well, here’ what happened.  The cinnamon toast crunch ended up making it take a really long time and some of it burned (please note that we ate the one slice that we tried it on anyway).  Overall, we decided that it was good, but definitely not woth the effort.

We weren’t quite ready to give up yet though.  We realized that we were making this infinitely more complicated than it needed to be.  We took the rest of the smashed up cinnamon toast crunch (the stuff that didn’t just have egg covered bread dunked in it) and dumped it all over the cooked plain french toast.

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And you know what?  It was delicious.  One of the best ideas we’ve ever had.  We added some cinnamon and vanilla to the egg that we dunked the bread in and then put some bananas on top and overall, I’ve got to tell you, it was one of the best brunches I’ve ever had.

Have you ever tried something like this?  Did it work?  Did you end up with a different invention instead?


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