This recipe was a complete and utter accident. I woke up this morning with a hankering for french toast, except there was only buttermilk sitting daintily on the bottom shelf of my refrigerator. I figured, tomato, tomoto and poured a ½ cup serving into a glass square pan along with vanilla extract, eggs, cinnamon and sugar. The custard resembled melted ice cream, which was a sure sign of success in my book. And guess what? I was right.
The tanginess of the buttermilk pairs beautifully with rich maple syrup. They are long awaited lovers re-united at last! Sorry, my inner romance writer spills forth sometimes – all the time.
I thought I had stumbled upon a genius french toast switch up, but once again I was late to the train. There are several recipes for Buttermilk French Toast on the blogosphere. Womp womp.
No matter, this quick and easy breakfast sounds gourmet, taste gourmet and isn’t a drain on your wallet. You can even make your own buttermilk by combining 1 cup milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and let stand 5 – 10 minutes. So run, don’t walk to your kitchen and whip up a batch of Buttermilk French Toast.
If you decide to take a chance on this Buttermilk French Toast, don’t forget to #YNGBRKANDHNGRY on Instagram so I can see it. High Five!
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 thick slices of french bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Warmed maple syrup (duh!)
- In a square pan, whisk the buttermilk, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until frothy and completely combined.
- In your pan of choice, melt butter over medium heat. Dredge the french bread in the custard, flipping a few times to make sure both sides are coated. Place in the hot pan. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes on one side. When the bottom is golden, flip to the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Serve warm with maple syrup and berries.