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Churro French Toast

Our forays into Mexican cuisine are pretty boring and Americanized- quesadillas, tacos, fried ice cream.   I searched through the Taste of Home site hoping to be inspired and boom, there it was- Churro French Toast.  Been on a big french toast kick lately. It's something we all love and makes a nice filling meal.

The use of the pudding mix was interesting, and I'm always looking for ways to justify my pudding and gelatin collection.  The french toast cooked up so golden and beautiful, and then into the cinnamon sugar mix. 


I searched high and low for the Dulce du Leche.  No luck.   People recommended the can of sweetened condensed milk in the crock pot method (The manufacturers strongly advise against that), or told me to reduce it on the stove.  

In the end, my husband saved the day by bringing home a can of Eagle Caramel Flavored Sweetened Condensed milk.    It's probably bad that I now know such a thing exists, because I've now plotted about 15 more uses for it.  It put that delicious french toast right over the top, but be warned, a little goes a long way!  


Thank you to Kelli S for the recipe! Check out the links below for even more fantastic #MexicanRecipes being shared this week!





Churro French Toast


Churro French Toast
Yield: 6
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Ingredients:

  • 5 lg egg yolks
  • 2 1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon -- divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 12 slices French bread (1-1/4-inch thick)
  • 13.4 oz can dulce de leche -- warmed, optional- Used Eagle brand caramel flavored sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons water -- optional

Instructions:

  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg yolks, milk, pudding mix, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and salt until blended. In another shallow bowl, whisk sugar and remaining cinnamon.
  2. Lightly grease a griddle; heat over medium heat. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture. Place on griddle; toast 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Dip in cinnamon sugar. If desired, mix dulce de leche and water; drizzle over toast.
Source:  "http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/churro-french-toast"
Cinco de Mayo, french toast, churro
Breakfast, Brunch
American
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Comments

  1. OH my.....you could easily serve this as a dessert too. It is so sinfully delicious sounding.

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    1. Breakfast, dessert, midnight snack, all good :)

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  2. What a wonderful breakfast to wake up to! I love churros and now I have an excuse to have them for breakfast!

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    1. I've only had sad churros from a convenience store, so real ones are on my to-make list too!

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  3. Seriously.. this is going on my menu planner for next week! What a scrumptious treat!

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    1. I hid some away in the freezer, can't wait to have it for breakfast again this weekend!

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  4. You had me talked into it with just the name churro french toast. The caramel sweetened condensed milk really seals the deal. YUUUUUMMMM!

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    1. Husband scored big points for that one! It's nice to know that he was listening when I whined about not being able to find the dulce #foodbloggerproblems

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  5. This is seriously genius. I don't know why I've never thought of this sooner. Guarantee I'll be making it this weekend!

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  6. I love the idea of dipping it in cinnamon sugar!

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  7. This looks so delicious! I could see myself making this for dessert or even breakfast on the go!

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    1. My son took a piece on the bus with him the next day and he said he had a crowd of people asking what he was eating that smelled so good.

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  8. Oh my! I love churros. Great recipe!

    xo, Elizabeth // txelizabeth.com

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  9. this looks good. i bet it smells great too!

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    1. Cinnamon just instantly makes a house feel more happy :)

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  10. Yum, Churro French toast! My kids are going to love this!

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    1. I knew my son would love it, but I didn't expect to like it as much as he did!

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  11. Oh my goodness! My kids would absolutely love this - they are crazy for churros! What a fabulous idea!

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    1. Freezes great too, and I made little packets of the "dulce" in mini ziptop bags and put them in with each serving.

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  12. Great recipe. Am gonna definitely try this next weekend. Nice post.

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    1. Come on back and let me know how you liked them!

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  13. Your Churro French Toast recipe looks delicious! I love French Toast so I know I would like this recipe, too! Yum!

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    1. I find so much great stuff in Taste of Home, I've subscribed since the 90s and I'm still finding winners all the time!

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  14. Oh I absolutely love Churros so this is a great idea! super creative!

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    1. Nice to make a special dish for them once in a while!

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  16. Wow! I love French Toast and now this combo will really satisfy my sweet tooth. Will have to try out the recipe for our next brunch party.

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    1. I was worried that it would be too sweet, but it really wasn't if you go lightly on the "dulche".

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  17. Oh my gosh, that looks amazing. I'd even have it for dessert!

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    1. Dessert, breakfast, lunch, midnight snack- good any time :)

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  18. Looks delicious! I love trying different foods from around the world! Will try out the recipe soon!

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    1. I am trying to branch out a little more, we tend to stick to the same old things.

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  19. I have to learn to make this. Churro is absolutely hands down my most favorite Mexican dessert, and I always order it if it is available - thank you for explaining how to make it!

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    1. I always get the fried ice cream at our local Mexican place, but I'm going to try churros next time!

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  20. Churro is my favourite thing ever. I really need to try this recipe!!

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  21. I'm addicted to sugar and it looks like there is plenty in the churro French toast! I lived in Mexico for 4 years and ate my fair share of churros, never the French variety though!

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    1. That's so cool that you lived there, I've been enjoying your recent posts very much!

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  22. Oh my gosh....This recipe makes my mouth water!! I am adding it to my list of things to make for the family!!!

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    1. I am glad that I froze a bunch, I can't wait to have some for breakfast tomorrow.

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