French Toast Bar with Easy French Toast with Almonds Recipe

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Weekends in our home seem to be full of pancakes, waffles, and French Toast. No matter who’s home, or what friends the kids have over, or what out-of-town company, it’s great to set out the food in a buffet-style, enjoy the people, slow down a bit, and really enjoy our home on the weekend. And, best of all, you show a little love to your family and friends. :)

Serving breakfast is easy.

That said, it can be stressful trying to get the food ready for a large group, especially if you want to feed everyone at once. A few weekends ago, after picking up some day-old apple and cinnamon bread, I set up a simple French Toast Bar with Almonds for everyone to dig in!

Easy French Toast with Almonds.

Breakfast is so easy. Especially with delicious Easy French Toast with Almonds with warm maple syrup, and favorite flavored almonds sprinkled on top. A beautiful mix of carbs and protein!

To experienced brunch-throwers, I’m probably not telling you anything you don’t know. Breakfast is inexpensive (when you don’t serve meat), fun to serve, loved by all ages, you can serve it any time in the morning, it feeds a crowd, and the bottom line: Everyone LOVES French Toast!

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How to set up a French Toast Bar.

French Toast. Let’s start with the main dish. French Toast is a simple dish to serve, because you can cook several pans at a time on the stove. Stack the French Toast, and keep it in the oven, or quickly microwave the stacks right before serving. I used day-old cinnamon and blueberry breads!

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Almonds. We love the variety of flavors that go so well with a breakfast. We served Blue Diamond’s Oven Roasted Chocolate, Oven Roasted Blueberry, Honey Roasted Vanilla, Roasted Sea Salt, and Toasted Coconut in a pretty setting, with small dishes, on a Lazy Susan. I spelled out each flavor with a chalkboard pen so our guests could try them all – and be amazed! Eventually, you want to eat them all, but you know that you need to save some for others too.

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Fresh Fruit. We stack fresh fruit on a platter and let the guests dive in. Sometimes it’s more fun to stack the melon and pour the berries on top, and not take the time to cut up small pieces.

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Warm Maple Syrup. We always buy organic and natural maple syrup, and warm it up right before serving. There’s nothing quite like hot maple syrup on a piece of French Toast, to melt the small slab of butter.

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We love a homemade a French Toast Bar with Almonds. Everyone loves this spread! And quite honestly, the flavored nuts are always the hit of the meal, as they get discussed … and eventually all eaten.

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Set out the dishes, napkins, forks, butter, jelly or jam.

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5 from 1 vote

Easy French Toast with Almonds

Serve with maple syrup, jelly, butter, and a variety of Blue Diamond Almond flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 small loaves specialty bread
  • Blue Diamond Almonds your favorite varieties left whole or chopped

Instructions

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  • Preheat nonstick griddle or pan over medium heat.
  • Beat the eggs well and add the sugar; beat again. Whip the cornstarch in the cold water, then add into the eggs, along with the cream and milk. Then beat in the vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Dip the pieces of bread into the egg mixture. Spray griddle or pan with cooking spray, and cook the bread on both sides until golden brown, 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve hot with favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, jelly, butter, and a variety of Blue Diamond Almond flavors (left whole or chopped).

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds, but as always, we love and use their products in our home and all opinions are my own!

103 comments on “French Toast Bar with Easy French Toast with Almonds Recipe”

  1. I took the survey, and I enjoy eating a handful of raw whole almonds every morning. Roasted almonds go great with pre-dinner drinks. And I use a lot of sliced almonds in my baking ( including cherry-almond quick bread) and slivered almonds in my cooking.

  2. I took the survey. I love almonds in my smoothies, so nutty & good!

  3. I took the survey and I’d have to say my favorite breakfast with almonds is simply steel cut oatmeal with cinnamon and sugar almonds. I usually use roasted and salted but once I tried the cinnamon and sugar ones, I was hooked! I may try the oven roasted blueberry ones next.. yum!!

  4. Took the survey! I like to just have a small handful of almonds with some fruit for breakfast.

  5. Took the survey and I like almonds with my yogurt

  6. Survey:
    Coarsely chop butter toffee almonds (way more than recipes call for because you cannot have enough nuts!) and add to brown sugar topping and swirl in coffee cake. Yum!

  7. Survey completed! I love almonds on yogurt with fruit!

  8. What a beautiful tablescape! Took the survey – love maple rolls or sticky rolls!

  9. I took the survey. I like a granola/Yogurt/berry parfait with almonds.

  10. I took the survey and I would say as a topping on waffles or pancakes

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  11. Took the survey and love almonds in salads, nut breads, savory green beans, etc.

  12. I took the survey and I like almonds in my pancakes.

  13. I took the survey. We put almonds in justa bout everything but especially on our yogurt.

  14. I took your survey. My favorite breakfast with almonds is a fruit-and-nut granola (almonds included) with honey and yogurt.

  15. I took the survey, and I eat almonds everyday for snack, and love making homemade butters!

  16. I completed the survey. Almond Breakfast Cookies are a HIT at my house.

  17. I took the survey. I like the Natural Raw almonds for a snack.

  18. I took the survey and my favorite breakfast served with almonds is almond coconut muffins or a slice of homemade banana bread with almonds.

  19. I took the survey! and I love adding Almonds/Pecans or walnuts to Coffee Cake, Muffins, Banana Bread, Cinnamon Rolls. . . You get the idea :) Love them in everything!

  20. I took the survey and like almonds in muffins.

  21. I took the survey and I use them in yogurt or eat them plain

  22. Took the survey… and I LOVE this recipe!!!!

  23. I love granola with almonds!!

  24. I took the survey and I LOVE almonds in my cereal…yum :)

  25. took the survey and I love almonds on my granola

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