Joel’s Famous Bagel French Toast
PUBLISHED ON: 09.23.2010
Joel is back! He has once again agreed to gracefully indulge my blog with one of his family favorite recipes. He has a unique way of sharing himself and his life, in a style that he can call all his own. His home is filled with women. A beautiful wife, and two beautiful identical pre-teen twin daughters, who no doubt keep him on his toes.
If you missed Joel’s first guest post you can catch-up by clicking the link below.
A typical “WFD” (What’s for Dinner?) conversation at the Greene House on any given evening goes something like this (excerpt from a recent email):
“Last night, I decided I wanted waffles with sliced strawberries for dinner. Ran it by the family. Jackie says, I’d prefer pancakes. Haley says yes to pancakes, but wants them with banana in them. Lindsay says I prefer waffles, but I’ll go with pancakes if we can make them with banana and chocolate chip. So, that’s what “we”ended up with after I decided that I wanted waffles. I don’t like living in a democratic household.”
This makes a really good weeknight meal. My home life during the week is chaotic at best, getting a meal on the table that is fast and tasty is sometimes almost impossible. I plan on serving this up for dinner (Note: In fact, I am trying to figure as I am typing, if I have enough bagels in the refrigerator to serve up this dish tonight before soccer.)
Without further delay, here is Joel’s infamous Bagel French Toast recipe.
Mix one egg per bagel into a mixing bowl with a little bit of milk, a little vanilla, and cinnamon to taste.
Pour mixture over the bagels slowly, stirring the bagel bites as you pour to make sure that they all get coated evenly.
This is INSPIRED!!! Who would have thought? So simple AND it's alread cut into bite sized pieces when you're done! My daughter and I love French Toast. Can't wait to try this next time she comes home!Susan
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welcome back Joel, looks fabulous!!!
So interesting! Love stuff like this – seems like a great way to use up bagels that might be a tad bit stale too! Great idea Joel!
wowww…nice clicks with beautiful presentation…love this recipe…Tasty Appetite
What a great idea!
That looks great. I must admit that when I'm cooking, it isn't a democracy. If they want a vote, they get to cook!
We have to sometimes vote on meals too…Looks good, nice to meet you.
Hi,Amazing recipe…looks so yummy…Lovely clicks…[email protected]
It looks yummy! Are two gals twins? They look almost the same..;-)
It looks delicious and the girls definitely look like identical twins!!! Funny with the democratic household. Great post!
Looks so yummy very unique!!
I've never thought to use bagels? Interesting! Breakfast for dinner is always a hit over at my house.
Sophie Sportende Foodie
What a tasty dish,…very original & apart too!MMMMMMMMMM,..!!
That looks yummy! This is a great and unique idea! I especially love the Teletubby placemat! 🙂
This is awesome… part French toasst, part bread pudding, part Matzoh Brei (except with a bagel). Awesome!
I've never seen anything like this, Velva! And my mouth is watering. I love the idea; kind of like bread pudding, or soaked french toast. I'd like the crunchy bits too.Can't wait to make this!
The Rowdy Chowgirl
What a great idea! Now I'm speculating about trying this with various types of bread–french, challah,cinnamon raisin, torn up, cubed, who knows?
Great job with this creative French toast recipe.
Great idea and looks scrumptious!
Susi's Kochen und Backen
Very, very creative and sounds delicious! My kids would love this for breakfast!
What an awesome idea. Looks so delicious.
Joel Greene, Iron Chef
I'm so pleased to see all of these comments. I've just told my girls, my identical twin pains in my butt, that they are like mini-celebrities. It's pouring rain outside now. One of them just asked me if she could grab the shampoo and go out on the driveway. The other one asked \”Why not?\” when I replied \”NO!\” I'd like to slap the person that came up with the idea of \”early release\” from school day.BTW people, for another twist on an old breakfast favorite, try this. Make your french toast the way you normally would (with bread) and then instead of a frying pan, place the battered bread on your waffle iron. I call this creation \”Fraffles.\” Bon Apetit
Bagel French Toast!? That's an idea, and it does sound quite satisfying I must say. Plus, those girls are really cute (smile)…p.s. Thanks for your sweet comment, Velva. I do feel that way. Moving is just not fun-a get it over with type of thing!
Lovely post!I love it!Thank you for you nice comment on my blog, you're always welcome!Annalisa
Will be making both versions this weekend! Fraffles! What a fantastic idea! Our grandkids will be the helpers!
VERY nice. Excuse the caps but wow – that looks fantastic. Pass me a plate.
My Little Space
Ooo… what a great idea of making bagel french toast! Oh boy, I can almost smell it from here. Thanks for sharing & have a great day.Kristy
Damn this basically sounds like a carb whore's dream. I mean…my dream.
chow and chatter
fun post love the telly tubby mats he he
Great recipe! I love breakfast for dinner. I also love how easy this is and boy does it sound tasty:)
Great idea! No soggy middles here- I love that it's in little pieces!
I love the idea of a bagel french toast, super delicious!
This looks awesome! We are always on the lookout for new breakfast ideas and this one is new to me!!;)
Mmmm…I like simple and tasty recipies. I think the bagel with raisins would be great too!
I'd walk a million miles for a serving of these. I'll probably have to :-). Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings…Mary
That sounds delicious. Too bad I only have jalapeno bagles. I can't image that would work.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am glad to have found yours 🙂 \”WFD\”- love this. going to have to start using it!Jennifer
A Canadian Foodie
I love to see kids cook – it is what I do – and this is a great idea! Fun post! Most importantly – I am subscribed!:)Valerie
Now, that's a treat! And who are the chefs? So responsible, so cute, and so dedicated?
Welcome back.Absolutely delicious ♥
fun photos! I haven't French toast like this before. It looks fabulous!
How creative! I never gave any thought to breaking up the bagel like that. Definitely a fun idea. Love it!
What a cool alternative to the same ol' french toast. Great job, Joel.
Joel Greene, Iron Chef
Guess what the kids begged me to make them for breakfast this morning? It used to be my oatmeal/cottage cheese pancakes which we all enjoyed, but as good as they are, no one ever requests them any more since I came up with the whole bagel french toast idea. I'm thrilled to see so many people have enjoyed this post and this recipe.
SavoringTime in the Kitchen
Delicious and very creative idea! French toast is a favorite of mine and I can't wait to try this wonderful version.
Bagel French toast, how interesting. And are those the twins? They're cute 🙂
Um, yes please, I'll take a big ol' pile of that french toasted bagel goodness RIGHT NOW!
I got a kick out of the two cooks having the same expression on their faces while doing something they obviously have down pat! Love this…
Must be delicious!!Lia
Oh, that's great way to use up the last couple of bagels that don't seem to get eaten. Thanks for sharing!~ingrid
This story just popped up in my Facebook Memories. Of course, I had to read it again, but my god, the comments just kept going on and on and on. I'm smiling! It's 10 a.m. and I'm thinking breakfast. Can anyone suggest something worth making?