Bourbon Maple Bacon French Toast

bourbon french toast-6 coVERAccording to Tastespotting, September is both bourbon month and breakfast month. They went on to joke about a bourbon breakfast. Well, I don’t joke about things like this, because you know what? What’s wrong with a little bourbon with breakfast? Nothing!! Let’s make some homemade challah and use that for a boubon maple bacon french toast.

How can we resist?

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Soak the thick cut slices of challah in your egg mixture. bourbon french toast-2

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Before we add on the bacon and bourbon maple syrup:bourbon french toast-5… and after!bourbon french toast-6

Let’s be honest. Which looks more appealing? I personally LOVE bacon. I also love bourbon. And French toast. Put them all together, and it’s probably one of the best breakfasts ever! Who’s counting carbs? Not me, not today. I suffered through that once preparing for my wedding -I can honestly say that’s not happening again.

RECIPE: Bourbon Maple Bacon French Toast
The ultimate savory-sweet brunch.

French Toast
8 half inch slices of challah (or other rich loaf such as brioche)
3 eggs. beaten
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp honey
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash sea salt

4 tbsp butter, for frying

5 slices (or more!) bacon, pan fried and crumbled. Set aside.

Bourbon Maple Syrup
1 tbsp bourbon
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp brown sugar

1| Whisk together eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, honey, milk, and vanilla. Pour into a pie pan or large casserole dish. Place bread in evenly and let each side soak for about 30 seconds.
2| Remove bread and place on a cooling rack stacked on a baking sheet. Let sit for another minute.
3| On medium low heat, melt 1 tbsp butter in a heavy bottomed skillet. Two slices of bread at a time, cook until golden brown. This took me approximately three minutes on each side, but this can vary for you.
4| Remove from pan.
5| Bourbon Maple Syrup: Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and boil. Heat up until butter is melted and brown sugar dissolved. Once it boils, turn heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit for another 5 minutes. Then serve with toast!
6| Assemble: Very simple – pour warm bourbon maple syrup onto french toast and sprinkle with crispy bacon.

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