Saving Money & Stale Bread Deliciously: French Toast

by Texas Homesteader 

Oh my I was in the mood for French toast.  What a frugal choice for a quick breakfast – a little bread, a couple of eggs, a splash of milk, dash of spice and BOOM!

Stopping Food Waste. To save stale bread that was on the verge of going bad I made french toast. You can take food that's less appetizing and turn it into something delicious! #TexasHomesteader


The beauty of this meal is that I’m using many pieces of bread that are drying out fast and on the verge of being wasted.  How wonderful that you can take food that’s less appetizing and turn it into something truly delicious for breakfast in a flash!

Making the french toast was super easy, I cracked a couple of eggs into a bowl and stirred in about 1/4 cup milk, about 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for the sweetness we love and a few shakes of cinnamon.  I dipped the bread into the egg mixture to fully coat it on both sides, then rubbed a hot griddle with a little butter & placed the egg-soaked bread on it.   After only about a minute or so I flipped it to the other side ad cooked that side for about a minute, and placed the prepared french toast hot onto a waiting plate.  After being drizzled with homemade maple syrup breakfast is served!

Fully using the groceries you have purchased helps save money on your food budget.  How do you save your past-prime food by changing it into something delicious?

~TxH~

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7 thoughts on “Saving Money & Stale Bread Deliciously: French Toast

  1. CTY

    This week I made hot dog rolls in my newly acquired New England Hot Dog Bun pan. The pan makes 10 rolls which is about 4 rolls too many for our house. Anyway, the rolls lend themselves very well to being cut into long rectangular “sticks”. If I cut them creatively, I get 12 sticks that I brush with olive oil and roll in garlic, oregano & parmigiana cheese. I then toast them in the broiler, toaster oven or iron skillet. What a crowd pleaser!

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  2. Candy C.

    I love french toast and will have to remember Debra’s tip with the waffle iron! I like to make croutons with bread that is getting dry or just put it in the freezer and use it for bread crumbs. 🙂

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    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      We don’t eat croutons very often but I do have quite a supply of breadcrumbs in the freezer right now. I use breadcrumbs relatively often but wanted something different and this was quite a successful use. 🙂 ~TMR~

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  3. debra@ frugal little bungalow

    I often do this as well though I am lacking your homemade syrup! 🙂

    Another one that I love is to just dip the bread in an egg mixture and then do the french toast in the waffle iron. It’s sort of a cross between waffles and french toast 🙂

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