Ilike to think that I’m an equal-opportunity food lover, from elaborate desserts to simple sandwiches!
That said, if I’m really being honest with myself, I do play favorites — give me breakfast food any day of the week, any time of the day!
If it’s got eggs, bacon, or maple syrup, I’m there, from savory treats like these easy ham crepes to elaborate sweet breakfast pastries full of sugar and berries! All these yummy dishes make for a great start to the day, or an excellent meal for whenever!
At the moment, my favorite go-to for breakfast is a deliciouskid-friendly twist on a childhood classic: homemade French toast strips with sophisticated ricotta garnish!
Of course, this soon-to-be classic doesn’t bear much of a resemblance to the French toast strips some of us might remember from summer camp or elementary school.
Instead, the delicious breakfast is made from scratch with white bread, then loaded with sweet and savory flavor, thanks to the ricotta bacon dip!
Print out the recipe below to make this for your next morning meal!
4 strips bacon
6 Tbsps. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 cups ricotta cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 thick slices white sandwich bread
1 1/2 Tbsps. butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon
1 1/2 Tbsps. butter
Combine 2 Tbsps. of maple syrup with brown sugar. Mix thoroughly.
Fry 4 strips of bacon, drizzling with syrup until crispy. Chop thoroughly and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, powdered sugar, and remaining maple syrup.
Whip mixture thoroughly using hand mixer. Set dip aside.
Cut the crusts off of sliced bread, then cut each slice into 3 to 4 even strips.
Combine eggs, milk, and a pinch of salt. Mix thoroughly into an egg wash.
Dip each strip of bread into the egg wash.
Melt half the butter in a pan, and fry half of the sticks for 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat with second batch.
Combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll toast sticks into the sugar mixture until coated.
Garnish ricotta dip with bacon bits.
Serve French toast sticks hot with ricotta dip. Enjoy!
Are you drooling just thinking about this amazing breakfast?
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