Almond French Toast

Almond French toast is a nice twist to the traditional breakfast dish or makes a nice addition to any brunch. I hope that you will enjoy this recipe. Top with maple syrup, fresh berries, or bananas sautéed with a bit of butter and cinnamon.

    * 12 thick slices French bread
    * 1 cup slivered almonds
    * 1 cup milk
    * 3 eggs
    * 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
    * 3 tbsp canola oil
    * 3 tbsp butter, softened
    * 1 tsp vanilla extract
    * 1/2 tsp baking powder
    * 1/2 tsp almond extract
    * 1/4 tsp salt
    * confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

    * Place slivered almonds in a pan over low heat.
    * Tossing frequently.
    * Cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
    * Remove from the heat.
    * Keep aside.
    * In a large bowl, beat eggs with milk, flour, salt and baking powder.
    * Stir in almond and vanilla extract.
    * Soak each bread slice in the egg mixture until saturated.
    * Then place bread slices in a shallow dish.
    * Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
    * After 1 hour, heat oil and butter in a large skillet.
    * One at a time, press one side of soaked bread slices in the almonds to coat.
    * Then fry bread slices on each side for 2 minutes or until golden.
    * Take it out in a serving plate.
    * Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.
    * Top with Warm maple syrup or fresh berries.
    * Enjoy!

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