Will It French Toast?

Once upon a time, I had possibly my most brilliant blog idea ever. An idea so great I decided it deserved a separate blog all of its own.

You see, I am a woman of many questions. I like to think of them, ask them, and then quickly replace old questions with new questions. But one was always on my brain.

Will it French toast??

Yes, these are the important topics that litter my brain all day.

The concept was simple.


I create an egg wash of sorts…


Two eggs, splash of milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

Dip some bread-like product in it…


Fresh fluffy bakery bread is the bestest.

Throw it in a hot frying pan…


And call it “French toast.”


Can’t forget a drizzle of my favourite syrup:


Probably the only “no sugar added product you’ll still see me eat.



But somewhere between getting a full-time job, then going on sick leave with cancer, the French toast blog fell by the wayside. And now I am left with half a dozen pictures and ideas I never ended up blogging about!

So now that we have the classic idea of French toast down, let’s shake things up a bit.


A while back, I made The Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls. They were screaming to be given the French toast treatment. I started off by letting them soak in egg whites overnight to get them completely soft and saturated, like a cinnamony bread pudding.

I used carton egg whites. You’ll notice it’s what I use when the French toasted item is on the, ahem, decadent side. I actually eat the things I make, and plain egg whites still make for a great egg wash with an already flavoured item!


Placed them on to a greased frying pan and immediately got excited about all the eggy bits I’d have on the ends – the best bites!

Cooked on low for a while to ensure even cooking, I was left with two sweet, spicy, soft, warm, cinnamon rolls.


Drizzled in my favourite syrup of course.

Not sure how I’m ever going to eat another normal un-French-toasted cinnamon roll again.


To be continued!!

Posted on September 3, 2011, in Will It French Toast? and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. Susan this just looks…amazing!

    I have heard that the PW’s cinny rolls are truly spectacular. I have never even made my own bread (yeast and dough rising and all those steps scare me!) but I love cinn rolls and would love one of these!

    And then you french toast’ified it. WOW! :)

    • I didn’t follow PW’s recipe exactly, I made a bunch of modifications to get the rolls down to a reasonable “snack sized” 175 calories a piece. That’s why I got away with eating two of them for breakfast ;) They turned out good though!!

  2. I see throwing those in the waffle iron! How awesome would that be? cinnamonrollfrenchtoastwaffle.

  3. I love this idea!! I’ve made french toast oatmeal but not french toast cinnamon rolls. Reminds me of baked french toast that we have at Easter, yum!

  4. I would absolutely read a French toast blog. Although – I do have to say that I’m a bit perterbed at the lack of real maple syrup. My dad taught me from a very, very young age that only pure maple syrup should ever have a place on my table. Ha!

  5. Yessssss. YEEEESSS. We’ve been waiting for this day for so long ;)

  6. Fake syrup? Oh dear. My Québécois and Vermont roots are causing me to shudder a bit ;)

    Other than that, I’m all for this will it French toast. Now trying to figure out what to French toast…

  7. Oh, myyyy! I am now going to calculate how many Weight Watchers Points Plus points the Great Balancing Pioneer French toast will cost me. Thank you (I think), Susan! :-)

  8. Whoa, Susan, those french-toasted cinnamon rolls look incredible. A gluten-free version may have to appear on my breakfast table soon.

  9. This is way more photogenic and mouthwatering than Dave Letterman’s old “Will It Float?” bit.

  10. The French toast looks delicious….but one thing in particular caught my eye….

    I grew up in Winona – where the E.D. Smith Factory is! I always try to buy the E.D. Smith brand as much as possible – I had no idea that they had a no sugar added brand! Will have to keep my eyes open for that.

  11. I think that’s a great idea! I’m a huge, huge french toast fan. I’ve been known to eat it for lunch on a regular basis.
    Good luck with your french-toasting exploits!

  12. whoa, what a great idea!

  13. I have made Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls and can attest that they are absolutely delicious. I can only imagine how the French toast version tastes. My mouth is watering.

  14. I love E.D. Smith’s no sugar added syrup! There’s a bottle in my fridge right now…might just have to make some waffles or french toast after reading this :) Also, you have inspired me to make pulled pork this weekend – we’re heading out to Fortinos (Loblaws) this afternoon specifically to buy the PC smokin’ stampede bbq sauce. My mouth is already watering thinking about how delicious it’s gonna be! Have a great weekend!

  15. Cinnamon roll french toast is AMAZING!!! :P So, so good!

  16. Cinnamon rolls are a love to me.. OMG, those look amazing!

  17. I looked up ‘decadence’ in the dictionary; it had a photo of your French-toasted cinnamon rolls to illustrate the concept.

  18. I love that idea! And I love french toast, I used a bagel!

  19. I was just thinking of how much I had a craving for french toast! Gosh you have just made this craving skyrocket. :)

  20. This looks amazing! Being in the UK I’ve never had french toast! I’m definitely excited to try it though!

  21. Holy smokes, woman. These look and sound fantastic!

  22. Oh my.. drooling! Cinnamon rolls are one of my all time favorite breakfast treats but something I rarely ever have. There is no way I could store them in my fridge/freezer.. they’d be gone in a day!

  23. Oh. My. Goodness. That looks super delicious and super decadent – I am going to have to bookmark this to try it later!

  24. OMG! I promise that is my one and only OMG. That looks so amazing, I love the idea of what this feature will be, yum.

  25. Your cinnamon roll french toast looks amazing! Try using croissants!! It is delicious, my dad makes it for us every Christmas morning.

  26. get the flip out of here. gimme. what about TARTINE rolls french toasted? yum.

  27. bhahaha, shut the front door right now! these ideas are genius, genius i tell you! i especially love frying the cinnamon buns in french toast form. you sneaky baker, you.


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