Have you heard of Guy Fieri? He started on the Food Network hosting a show called “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives” and now he can be seen on NBC on the show “Minute to Win It”. Not sure what cooking and a game show have in common? Well I guess he has one of those personalities that could be labeled over the top….with his spiky bleach blond hair and backward sunglass wearing type of style. Maybe he is trying to be the “rock star” of the cooking world?
Well if you have ever watched his show on the Food Network, he spends his time traveling around the country visiting hole in the wall places. Places that don’t win any type of James Beard Awards but do have some of the best food in the country. So of course it make sense to gather all of the recipes on the show under the covers of a cookbook, or in this case you can even get a Kindle edition of it.
I made the cap’n crunch french toast adapted from the recipe from the Blue Moon Cafe. I think I have made this before a couple of years ago…..but I think my version had corn flakes in it instead. What did the family think of cap’n crunch french toast? All thumbs up…..middle son told me it was the best ever because he liked the crunch with it. Youngest son ate about half of a piece…..he didn’t eat the crust…weird kid! My husband wants you to know that if you make it, make sure that your cereal is finely ground, as it big chunks of cereal pieces just don’t work well. It is also a little messy. Oh and it is off the charts for the calories, but for a nice treat it is a fun breakfast for the whole family to enjoy!
I think this would be a great recipe to use for all the crumbs that are left in your cereal bags. I know my kids never want to us the last serving of cereal as they don’t want any of the cereal dust in their bowl. So this got me thinking about Fruit Loop french toast…..Cinnamon Toast Crunch French toast….Apple Cinnamon Cheerios French Toast…..the possiblities are endless. What would your family love on their french toast?
I also used thin slices of bread so my cooking time was a lot less than what the recipe called for. Because the cereal has so much sugar in it, please be carefull as it will burn more easily than your typical french toast.
Cap’n Crunch French Toast
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 cups Cap’n Crunch cereal
- 8 to 10 slices of bread, such as Texas toast or French bread
- butter for cooking
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups assorted fresh seasonal berries
- Mix the cream, eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk until combined.
- Put the cereal in a storage bag and use a rolling-pin to crush cereal until it resembles cracker meal. Transfer the cereal to a shallow dish.
- Dip a couple of slices of the bread into the cream mixture until soft but not completely soaked. Let excess liquid drip from the bread, then press into the cereal crumbs to coat evenly. Place on a sheet pan and repeat with he remaining slices.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, add butter as needed, and cook the bread until caramelized on both sides, about 6-8 minutes total.
- For the whipped cream topping: Beat the cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl with a hand mixer to soft peaks. Dollop on top of the French toast and serve with the berries.
To Joyful, Simplified Living,