Yum Peaceful Cooking: Captain Crunch French Toast

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Captain Crunch French Toast

Apparently this has been around for a while but for me....it's totally new! It all started the other day when I randomly stated on Facebook that I wanted a bowl of Captain Crunch.

Do you know how many Captain Crunch fans are out there? This one random post lasted all day and we talked about all sorts of ways to eat Captain Crunch. This particular method completely intrigued me.

Two of the things that I have loved since I was a child are Captain Crunch and French Toast. If I had a choice between pancakes, french toast or waffles....I'd choose french toast!

One year for Christmas, back when I was in maybe 6th or 7th grade, I was given my very first ever cookbook....

The Nancy Drew Cookbook
Clues to Good Cooking
(because in all honesty, contrary to popular 12 yr. old belief, a 12 yr. old has no clue...about anything)

The only recipe I remember making from this book is:

99 Steps French Toast
(which is followed by an assurance that it is only 3 steps and not to worry)

Anyways....this was my go to recipe for french toast until I moved out and received my first ever grown up cookbook: Betty Crocker Cookbook.

Now....when I have a craving for cereal with an intense amount of sugar....Captain Crunch is by far my number one choice...and has been since I was a child. I don't remember the commercials much. I know that I never liked the peanut butter kind or the one with those berries. I tried other cereals, only to be disappointed. My first disappointing cereal experience came when I was about 6 yrs. old and I saw a box of corn flakes at the grocery store. The bowl in the picture showed strawberries in the cereal. I insisted (the only way a 6 yr. old knows how...with lots of crying and whining) that my mom buy me the cereal. Boy....I was furious when, upon my arrival home, I opened the box up and couldn't find a single damn strawberry in there.

Anyways....back to my Captain Crunch (never lets me down)....look, they still have the fun games on the back....

Ya, I wasted about 5 minutes before making my french toast this morning, playing this game. I wonder how many kids are late for school in the mornings because of cereal box games.

Soo...basically you mix together your normal french toast egg and milk thing. I usually add a little vanilla and sugar as well. Then you put some Captain Crunch in the baggy and crush it.

Dip your bread into the egg mixture then coat it with the crunch crumbs

Fry it in a pan on medium heat. Be careful cuz the cereal likes to burn....must be all the sugar.

Now...it's sweet so I don't recommend pouring syrup on it. Fruit is good...or just like plain is pretty darned good.

I liked it....my daughter liked it (the one that was home to eat it, that is). But I can safely say this won't replace my most favorite french toast recipe ever!! Which I will be making next weekend. You have nooooo idea what's headed your way. But it totally kicks french toast butt!!


  1. There are so many interesting things about this post. I didn't know about the Nancy Drew cookbook and the Captain Crunch French toast sounds quite interesting!

  2. Capn Crunch is the bomb! I wish I could eat it more, but it shreds my gums like I'm chewing on razor wire.

    Heh, I've never seen this way of making french toast before, it looks fun. But I would tend to agree with you, I don't think it could replace regular french toast, they seem like different animals.

    Hmmm, I bet this would be good with Cinnamon Toast Crunch too...

  3. It looks so pretty, better than I invisioned when we spoke about it. You are such a trooper, being the first one to test this out! I hear you on the too sweet for syrup...but then, I can't have my french toast without it.

  4. How funny I just made these yesterday!..I saw them on diners,drive ins and dives a while back..they will burn easy too I did notice that also

  5. i was a Hardy Boys man myself... wonder if kids today even know who Nancy is...

    I have had these for years... On the rare occasions i make these, I don't pound them into dust, I leave them mostly whole... makes a great... crunchy texture!

  6. Am I a bad person for visualizing using Capn Crunch Crunchberries version and making a warm raspberry syrup to go on top?

  7. Isn't there a Captain Crunch chicken recipe out there? I thought for sure that would be what you would try first! LOL. I'm a Cocoa Puffs gal, myself, but I don't think that would make a good French toast. Or chicken. Your recipe does look great, though. :)

  8. OMG, I just died and went to heaven... That looks SO good!!!

  9. Nancy Drew Cookbook? Awesome!! Guess what? I make a crunchy french toast with...wait for it...CORN FLAKES!!! LOL! If only we were as advanced back then as we are now...with those crispy air-strawberry-thingies in the corn flakes (or is that just Special K? IDK.). Anyhoo...I heart pb cap'n crunch...but this sounds awesome anyway :D Must try!

  10. That looks so delicious! I loved Captain Crunch - the PB kind. I have to get some now and make this! I can imagine the crispy outside and the nice soft middle. YUMMMMMMM!!!!

  11. I love my Nancy Drew cookbook! Early on in my blogging I cooked two dishes for a challenge from it.
    http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/2008/04/weekend-cooking-challenge-27-vintage.html. Such a fun book!

    Your French toast looks sweet and decadent--perfect!

  12. You know, I don't think I have ever had Captain Crunch. I was a Weetabix, Cheerios, Shredded Wheat sorta gal.
    What a unique way of making French toast, very creative!

  13. MMMMMMMMM,..;this breakfast or snack looks quite divine! yummie all the way,...

    You have a lovely blog!

  14. Ah man, I want that Nancy Drew cookbook! How cool is that? Your toast looks absolutely fabulous.

  15. Who would have thought? I've never heard of this version of french toast either- thanks for the enlightenment. Love Nancy Drew. Your post was just what I needed this morning!

  16. I love the Nancy Drew cookbook! I've heard of cap n' crunch french toast before, but never seen anyone cook it before. It looks really good. I'm excited to see your upcoming french toast though.

  17. i actually saw this on some tv special about some guy who created all kinds of recipes using cereal. fun. it looks quite delicious, and i'm always up for a new way to get maple syrup into my body. :)

  18. Danielle that is so cool! OK the french toast is neat, but you took a picture of the back of the cereal box and played the games. It was about then I burst out laughing.

    I didn't know Nancy Drew had her own cookbook. Geesh. Where have I been all these years? Now I want one.


  19. Have to admit that I have never tasted Captain Crunch. I was a Rice Krispie fan as a kid, graduated to Product 19 and now I love plain old corn flakes!

    But this French Toast sounds really good!

  20. Never heard of a Nancy Drew Cookbook! Where have I been?
    And I bet kids love your French Toast. (Sounds like adults do too!)

  21. I just told my daughter about this and she knew all about it from Guy Fieri (sp). It looks amazing! I love the beautiful fruit on top!

  22. Now THATS a French Toast! Love the fruit and the unique twist.


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