Cap'n Crunch French Toast: Simple, But Oh So Good
One of my biggest cereal weaknesses is Cap'n Crunch. Next to Froot Loops, it is one of those cereal boxes I just can't keep my hands out of.
Photos by Molly Dunn It's golden, crispy, sweet and delicious.
Because I love me some Cap'n Crunch cereal, I decided to find a creative way to incorporate it into another favorite breakfast dish of mine, French toast. After watching a chef make it on "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" on Food Network and seeing different recipes after a simple Google search for Cap'n Crunch French Toast, I knew I had to make this recipe.
This combination of cinnamon and vanilla French toast with sugary Cap'n Crunch cereal will seriously rock your world. Here's how to make it.
First, you need to pulverize about 4 ½ cups of Cap'n Crunch cereal in a large plastic bag. Use the original flavor, not the berries one or the one with peanut butter, although I believe that would be delicious, too. If you have kids, this is a fun way to get them involved in the kitchen. But, because the cereal has sharp edges, place the plastic bag into another plastic bag in case one rips.
Get your work station ready to go.
Set the pulverized cereal aside and prepare the egg-milk mixture. Combine three large eggs with ¾ cup of milk, a tablespoon of granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Pour the crushed cereal into a square dish, then heat a skillet to medium-low heat. The sugary cereal will make the French toast brown faster, so don't cook at a heat higher than medium-low.
Melt a tablespoon of butter on the skillet while you dip the bread slices into the egg-milk mixture, then into the crushed Cap'n Crunch cereal. Make sure both sides of each slice are thoroughly coated in the Cap'n Crunch cereal.