Monday, March 19, 2012

Sun Maid Raisin French Toast

A little while ago, Sun Maid asked if I wanted to try a loaf of their raisin bread.  I know that Hubs loves raisin bread so I said yes, and the package soon arrived at my front door. I plunked that little baby in the freezer and went about my week, plotting to have my way with it later and make something delicious.

Only, I had forgotten about how much Hubs loves his raisin bread and when I pulled it out of the freezer last night, it was almost all gone!  What's a girl to do? I didn't even get to enjoy a slice!

A friend of mine suggested that I bake some raisin bread, but the truth is, it's too much work. There are many things that I will make from scratch, but raisin bread is not one of them.  I buy it, and Sun Maid makes some really great bread!

The recipe I had was for waffle toast, but since I don't have a waffle iron and just fried the bread up in a skillet and made french toast for Kevin's Sunday breakfast.  He said it was really good, and asked if I can make it again on Easter.  I think I just might! (but of course I'll hide the bread from Hubs so we have some)


3 eggs
3 tbsp milk
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
6-8 slices slightly stale Sun Maid Raisin bread

Pre-heat oven to 350F.

Mix the eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla together in a shallow dish or pie plate with a fork.  Set aside.

Get your skillet warmed up, and add a little butter.  You don't want too much to make the French toast soggy, but enough for it to brown in.  I used about 2 tsp.  Dip the bread pieces in the egg mixture, letting each side sit for about 30 seconds so they can soak up the moisture.  Hold over the dish and allow the excess to drip off before placing the bread pieces on the hot griddle.

Cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes or so per side, before flipping over and browning the other side. When finished, place on a baking sheet in the oven for about 2 minutes while you cook the rest of the pieces.

Serve warm with maple syrup, or dusted with icing sugar.

Makes 6-8 slices

Disclosure:  I was not paid for this post, but I did receive a loaf of bread to cook with  and a few coupons for free product. Since we love the bread so much, I thought it would be nice to share the recipe with all of you!

Giveaway:  Since I have some extra free product coupons, tell me what you love to do with raisin bread in your kitchen in the comments!  I'll randomly choose someone and send them to you.   
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