Churro French Toast - Thick slices of French bread are battered and pan fried, then dipped in cinnamon-sugar, and topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting. Delicious!

Churro French Toast

Churro French Toast - Thick slices of French bread are battered and pan fried, then dipped in cinnamon-sugar, and topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting. Delicious!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 12 slices of French toast

Ingredients

French Toast:

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 12 slices (about 1 1/2-inches thick)

Cinnamon-Sugar Churro Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp milk

Instructions

  1. Make the Cinnamon-Sugar mixture by whisking ingredients together on a large plate.
  2. Make Cream Cheese Frosting by beating the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Then add the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk all at once. Add more milk 1 tsp at a time for a thinner consistency, if desired.
  3. For the French Toast Batter: In a deep dish (like an 8x8 pan), mix the cinnamon with a little bit of the milk to make a paste (this keeps the cinnamon from floating to the top), then add the remaining milk, eggs, vanilla, and salt. (Salt breaks down the membranes of the eggs.) Whisk vigorously until combined.
  4. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat or a griddle to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt some butter in the skillet/on the griddle.
  5. Dip a piece of bread in the French toast batter, then flip it over to coat both sides. Immediately place into skillet/on griddle. Repeat with more bread leaving 1-inch between each piece of French toast. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  6. Immediately after cooking place the French toast onto the plate with the cinnamon-sugar. Rub the cinnamon-sugar mixture onto both sides of the bread so it will stick. Place onto a serving plate. Repeat with each slice.
  7. Place the Cream Cheese Frosting into a zip-top bag, cut off the corner and squeeze in a zig-zag motion over each plate of Churro French Toast. Enjoy warm!

Recipe Notes

*This does NOT stay churro-like after refrigerating (the sugar melts). It's still good though, so store leftover Churro French Toast and Cream Cheese Frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

*Recipe altered from Damn Delicious

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