6 slices thick-cut white bread (tip: use brioche bread if possible)
2 cups of heavy cream
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups ground French Toast Crunch (tip: use any sweet cereal you want)
Powdered sugar and/or whipped cream
1. Make PB&J sandwiches using the bread, peanut butter and jelly. I’m hoping you can do this no problem – you’ve probably made a bunch while in college. If you need some chocolate that day, may I suggest making peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches instead. If you actually need fruit in your diet, you could also make strawberry and Nutella sandwiches. Honestly, this step is where you can be creative about what you want to stuff into your French toast.
2. Prepare your custard base by combining the heavy cream, eggs, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and sugar. Whisk until it has become a homogenous mixture.Kinda looks like an abstract piece of art.
3. Get your dredging station ready. You’re going to want to prepare your ground French Toast Crunch by using a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor handy, use a plastic ziplock bag and any heavy object – you’ve probably got a textbook lying around somewhere. Fill the bag with the cereal and begin to crush using your textbook. Set up your cooking area so that it looks like the picture below so that you’re organized.
4. Take each PB&J sandwich and allow it to soak up the custard base. From there move it into the ground cereal mixture making sure to coat it thoroughly on both sides.
5. Turn your stove onto medium-high heat and melt some butter in the pan – don’t be shy with the butter, butter makes everything better. Place the prepared sandwiches into the pan. I like to do this one-by-one just because I can pay careful attention to each one. Nothing’s getting burned in my kitchen.
6. Allow the sandwich to crisp up to a golden-brown for about a minute or two on each side in the pan.
7. Allow the French toast to finish in the oven for about 5 minutes at 350° F. This will keep them warm until they are ready to serve.Photo by Alex Vu8. If you have it on hand, add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle some powdered sugar over the top.