My eyes are bigger than my stomach. Not when I’m eating (although that happens on occasion) but when I’m shopping. Put me in the grocery store and I want it all.
My cart is loaded down with produce before I even contemplate what I’m going to do with everything. You mean I can’t eat peaches, plums, blueberries, cherries, grapes, and apples all in one week? But it all looks so good.
Then I hit the snack aisle. Ten bags of chips later, my cart is overflowing and I’m worried about watching expiration dates. But there’s no way that bag of chips has ten servings in it, and I’m even good about portion control. So the chips tend not to last that long anyway because when a bag is ¾ the way full of air, it pretty much can’t.
Sweets are my true love. I’ve trained myself to avoid most bakery treats because they’re never as good as mine and I bake so much that there’s no way I can eat it all. Walking through the bakery section always makes me a little wishful to pretty much buy it all and stuff my face. But I resist! I do buy candy with reckless abandon, along with special flavors of Golden Oreos. Gingerbread Oreos still have my heart.
Then there was the panettone staring at me in the pantry. I had to have it at Christmas and now it’s almost expired. Panettone lasts a seriously long time because of the way it’s made, in case you were wondering how it’s still good four months later. I wouldn’t let myself waste it. So I had to eat it. I know. Poor me.
I’ve also been craving French toast, which Mom used to make all the time but I haven’t had in probably ten years. So Mom and I whipped up a batch of Panettone French Toast, and I am so glad we did. The creamy, custardy center was perfectly off set by the crispy exterior, and the flavors of the panettone still shined through without ever becoming too sweet. Maple syrup was okay with it, but I loved blackberry jam. If you don’t have a panettone staring at you, a lot of grocery stores carry them year round, or a basic raisin bread would work. I’d just soak it a little longer because it’s not as soft and moist as panettone. I’m just glad I still have half the panettone left to make more French toast next week. I mean, I have to eat it, right?
Panettone French Toast
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
- ½ panettone, sliced into ½–3/4 inch thick slices
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups milk (I used almond, use what you love)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
- 1–2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Pure maple syrup, for serving
- Blackberry jam, for serving
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk, as well as cinnamon and vanilla, if using.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Place 1-2 slices of panettone in the custard and allow to soak 1 minute on each side or 2 minutes fully submerged.
- Once the skillet is hot, add the oil and swirl to coat the pan. Add the soaked panettone to the skillet and cook 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat with the other slices of panettone. Serve immediately with maple syrup and jam.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says
I am the same way in the grocery store -I want it all! That’s why I never shop when I’m hungry! But even then I still want everything. this looks really good and a nice idea for Easter!
Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron says
I’m the same way but with vegetables. I buy way too many and then I’m struggling to eat them before they go bad. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night thinking…. BROCCOLI! I haven’t cooked it yet. Oh no. Ahhhh… I’m crazy.
Anyway, what a clever thing to do with leftover pannetone! French toast is my favorite!
I’m so with you. Or I’ll look in the refrigerator and find something I forgot about. It’s sometimes fun to have to think of something to do with it though.
Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) says
Hahaha, I’m a notorious fruit hoarder, which is why so many of my dessert recipes are fruit based! So good to see you didn’t have to throw the panettone out, this is a MUCH better option. 🙂
ashley - baker by nature says
Oh this french toast looks insanely good! I would have ZERO self control if I made this 🙂
Manhattan Image and Style says
Oh, I love french toasts and this one looks amazing!!
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I love using panettone for French toast- this looks like the perfect breakfast!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
Oooooh what a delicious, sweet way to start the day!!!!!
miss messy says
Oooo I’ve never used panettone for french toast. Looks super!
Isn’t that the best french toast?
On it’s own I don’t like it, but serve as french toast and I’m all in.
I’m making it again tomorrow. It’s my new favorite thing. Happy Easter to you too, Dawn!
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
Hahaha that’s why I try to go into the grocery store only with one of those hand-held baskets. That way I can only carry so much!
And this french toast… oh man it looks great… now I want it for breakfast right now!
Sometimes my mom and I won’t get a cart at all when we only have to pick up 1 or 2 things. 10 items later our arms are overflowing and we’re stumbling to the checkout!
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says
Aww my auntie would love this!! I” bet it’s a great twist on french toast!!