Here in Utah we have a delicious cafe called Kneaders Bakery. They have the most amazing french toast, omelets, sandwiches, salads and homemade desserts. Whenever I eat at a restaurant and I love their food, it is my quest to find out the recipes and try to reproduce them in my kitchen.
Last year I was in charge of my family's Thanksgiving breakfast. I decided to make a variety of different breakfast options and one of the main dishes was the glorious Kneaders French Toast! My family was amazed and raving the entire day about it...I just smiled because it is soooo simple. You can also make it the night before, so it is the prefect dish for Christmas morning or a special first day of school breakfast!
Kneaders Chunky Cinnamon French Toast
1 loaf Kneaders Chunky Cinnamon Bread cut into 8 thick slices (you can substitute this bread for any type of cinnamon swirl bread recipe)
3 cups milk
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons butter
Butter a 9 x 13 glass baking dish generously. Place the bread flat in the baking dish. Mix all remaining ingredients, reserving the butter. Dip the bread thoroughly in the egg mixture, then place flat in the baking dish. Cut butter into pieces and dot over the top. Refrigerate over night or at least one hour. Bake 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees. Serves 8.
Kneaders Caramel Syrup
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup light Karo syrup
Blend together and heat on stove top until sugar is smooth. Serve warm.
I like to add fresh strawberries and make homemade whipping cream to make this french toast perfect. Enjoy!! Your family will love you even more after you make this for them!