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Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast With Spiced Pineapple Syrup #BrunchWeek

Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year!  Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother’s Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to casseroles, breakfast breads, sandwiches and salads – there is something for everyone!

Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast With Spiced Pineapple Syrup #BrunchWeek

This Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast is served with a homemade Spiced Pineapple Syrup that will have your guests swooning at every bite.

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of challah bread, sliced into 1/2″ slices
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste (if you want a more intense vanilla flavor)
  • 1/2 cup of macadamia nuts
  • 2 cups of cornflakes
  • For the Spiced Pineapple Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a glass dish, whisk the eggs until they are blended thoroughly.
  4. Whisk in the pineapple juice and milk until they are thoroughly combined with the egg mixture.
  5. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk until blended.
  6. Chop the macadamia nuts until they are small and fine, perfect for dredging.
  7. Place the cornflakes in a small plastic bag and seal. Crush the cornflakes until they turn into crumbs, perfect for dredging.
  8. In another glass dish, add the chopped macadamia nuts and cornflakes and stir to combine.
  9. To the egg mixture, add the slices of challah. Let soak for a minute or two and then flip to coat the other side.
  10. Drain any excess coating and then add the soaked challah slices to the macadamia nut coating and lightly press to adhere the coating to the bread.
  11. Flip and repeat on the other side. Remove to the prepared baking dish.
  12. When all is coated, bake for about 7 – 10 minutes, until they are toasty and brown. Flip and bake for another 7 minutes or so.
  13. While the french toast is in the oven, make the pineapple syrup.
  14. In a saucepan, add the brown sugar and pineapple juice. Whisk so that the sugar is dissolved. Add the cinnamon and whisk again.
  15. Bring the syrup mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes or so until it has thickened slightly.
  16. Add the vanilla extract and stir, cooking for a minute more.
  17. Remove the french toast from the oven and serve with a drizzle of the spiced pineapple syrup.
  18. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories

1729 cal

Fat

77 g

Carbs

262 g

Protein

13 g
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I am so excited to be participating in #BrunchWeek this year.  These are a fabulous group of bloggers that have brought their best brunch dishes to the virtual table.  I have some delicious dishes to share with you this week and this Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast with Spiced Pineapple Syrup will have you thinking of warm breezes, palm trees and calming blue seas with every bite.

 

I adore macadamia nuts.  Yes, they are a bit indulgent but if you use them wisely, like in this french toast recipe, the flavor payoff is amazing.  Toasty, buttery and rich – only a small amount is needed.  I’m also a huge fan of making a syrup to go with.  Sure, maple syrup is divine with this but this spiced pineapple syrup really took things over the top.

 

While you could crust the entire french toast with macadamia nuts, I have a much better idea.  Macadamia nuts around here are expensive so to stretch my wallet a bit (and maginify the crunch effect) I mixed the finely chopped macadamia nuts with some crushed cornflakes.  This crunchtastic mixture coated buttery challah bread which was soaked in a pineapple eggy custard.  Are you hungry yet?

 

This is a dish that I will be making often – it’s ridiculously easy but looks amazing.  Added bonus – everything is baked in the oven so no standing over a fry pan or griddle flipping 2 slices at a time.  While everything gets toasty in the oven, you can whisk together an easy spiced pineapple syrup and when that is ready, it’s just in time to be drizzled over the toasty slices that just came out of the oven.  How easy is that?

 

When you are looking for a sweet showstopper of a brunch dish, make this Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast with Spiced Pineapple Syrup!

 

On to the recipe:

 

Gather your ingredients

 


Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast with Spiced Pineapple Syrup - Ingredients | Cooking In Stilettos #BrunchWeek

 

Sugar and Spice – perfect accents to this pineapple egg custard

 


Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast with Spiced Pineapple Syrup - Sugar and Spice | Cooking In Stilettos #BrunchWeek

 

Let’s get this crunchy coating ready

 


Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast with Spiced Pineapple Syrup - Preparing the Coating | Cooking In Stilettos #BrunchWeek

 

Coated and ready for the oven

 


Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast with Spiced Pineapple Syrup - Preparing the Coating - Coated and Ready for the Oven | Cooking In Stilettos #BrunchWeek

 

Should I make you a plate

 


Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast with Spiced Pineapple Syrup | Cooking In Stilettos #BrunchWeek

 

Now – don’t you want this for brunch?

 


Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast with Spiced Pineapple Syrup | Cooking In Stilettos #BrunchWeek

 

 

 

 

 

Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast With Spiced Pineapple Syrup #BrunchWeek

Aly M. Cleary

Yields 4

This Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast is served with a homemade Spiced Pineapple Syrup that will have your guests swooning at every bite.

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

 

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Ingredients

For the Macadamia Nut Crusted French Toast:
    • 1 loaf of challah bread, sliced into 1/2″ slices
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2/3 cup of pineapple juice
    • 1/3 cup of milk
    • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, packed
    • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste (if you want a more intense vanilla flavor)
    • 1/2 cup of macadamia nuts
    • 2 cups of cornflakes
For the Spiced Pineapple Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a glass dish, whisk the eggs until they are blended thoroughly.
  4. Whisk in the pineapple juice and milk until they are thoroughly combined with the egg mixture.
  5. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk until blended.
  6. Chop the macadamia nuts until they are small and fine, perfect for dredging.
  7. Place the cornflakes in a small plastic bag and seal. Crush the cornflakes until they turn into crumbs, perfect for dredging.
  8. In another glass dish, add the chopped macadamia nuts and cornflakes and stir to combine.
  9. To the egg mixture, add the slices of challah. Let soak for a minute or two and then flip to coat the other side.
  10. Drain any excess coating and then add the soaked challah slices to the macadamia nut coating and lightly press to adhere the coating to the bread.
  11. Flip and repeat on the other side. Remove to the prepared baking dish.
  12. When all is coated, bake for about 7 – 10 minutes, until they are toasty and brown. Flip and bake for another 7 minutes or so.
  13. While the french toast is in the oven, make the pineapple syrup.
  14. In a saucepan, add the brown sugar and pineapple juice. Whisk so that the sugar is dissolved. Add the cinnamon and whisk again.
  15. Bring the syrup mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes or so until it has thickened slightly.
  16. Add the vanilla extract and stir, cooking for a minute more.
  17. Remove the french toast from the oven and serve with a drizzle of the spiced pineapple syrup.
  18. Enjoy!
Recipe Type: Brunch, Breakfast
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