Chef Jim Coleman’s “Easy French Toast Waffles” will be the perfect breakfast (or dinner if you love Breakfast Dinners like we do in our house) to make for your mother on Mother’s Day. They look spectacularly delicious and seem to be a breeze to make.
I’m loving the idea of waffles and French toast combining their delicious resources and pulling together to make a breakfast recipe. And doing it for all the mothers of the world makes it extra special.
This wonderful recipe was created by the renowned chef Jim Coleman in conjunction with Chef’sChoice®, a leading manufacturer of waffle makers.
Coleman’s Easy French Toast Waffles Recipe
5 large Eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup Milk
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. Almond Extract
8 slices Challah (day-old) bread, cut 1 inch thick
In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, baking powder, sugar and salt. Transfer mixture into a 9 x 12 shallow baking pan. Cut each bread slice into 4 equally sized squares (32 pieces in all). Place bread slices into egg mixture, turning once, until well soaked.
Preheat Chef’s Choice WafflePro, Model 830B-SE Belgian waffle iron on the Crispy Exterior/Moist Interior setting at color control 4. (For other waffle irons, follow manufacturer’s directions). Place 4 pieces (equals 1 slice) in waffle iron, one in each grid, leaving a 1 inch space in the middle and cook until the ready buzzer sounds. Serve with warm syrup and/or powdered sugar. (Or mom’s favorite topping!) Makes 8 waffles and you know mom will be more than happy to share.
Philadelphia-based Chef Jim Coleman hosts “A Chef’s Table,” a live weekly radio show broadcast on WHYY 91 FM and throughout the country over National Public Radio. Coleman’s “Flavors of America” show airs in 50 million homes across the country. He currently holds the position of executive chef at Blue Bell Country Club and Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, PA. Previously, he was executive chef of the AAA Five-Diamond Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia where he won many accolades. Coleman has also published three cookbooks: “Flavors with Jim Coleman,” “Flavors of America” and “The Rittenhouse Cookbook.”
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