Just when you thought French toast couldn't get any better, Food Steez stepped up to the plate and brought us the ultimate breakfast-dessert combo: red velvet churro french toast with sweet cream cheese icing. And the best part? No cake mix required.
Red Velvet Churro French Toast
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons red food coloring
1 loaf brioche bread
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons cream cheese, at room temp.
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
For french toast: whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla, food coloring, and cocoa in a shallow bowl until smooth and lump free. We recommend using an electric hand mixer.
Dip bread slices into red velvet egg wash and press lightly a few times to soak through completely. Flip each slice and repeat with each bread slice until slices are all evenly coated.
Heat a large nonstick pan/skillet over low-medium heat and fry the bread in batches of 3 or 4, turning once until just cooked through. Remove and place onto a warmed plate.
For icing: combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small bowl. We recommend using an electric hand mixer, and mix until smooth. Transfer icing to piping/ Ziploc bag and pipe onto french toast. Dig in!
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