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!!