RECIPE: A Sweet Twist on French Toast!

Chef George Duran puts a sweet twist on the traditional French Toast recipe with this delectable, mouth-watering treat that’s perfect for indulging at breakfast or for dessert! The berry maple syrup is the perfect amount of sweetness and the corn flakes add just the right amount of crunch to keep your sweet tooth in check. Take one bite and you’re sure to devour the entire plate! Your palate awaits for this delicious morning treat that’s sure to be a favorite in your house!

Corn Flakes Crusted French Toast with Berry Maple Syrup
(Serves 2-3)


For Berry Maple Syrup:
2 C. frozen mixed berries
1 C. maple syrup

For French Toast:
3 eggs
½ C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
6 ¾-inch slices challah or other egg bread
3 C. corn flakes
2-3 Tblsp. Butter


Make the berry maple syrup by combining the berries and maple syrup in a small saucepan and let it to come to a simmer, mixing occasionally. Simmer for 5 minutes, turn off heat and set aside.

In a large bowl beat the eggs with the milk, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the bread slices one by one and allow them to soak up the mixture on both sides for about 30 seconds each. Place aside.
Place corn flakes in a re-sealable plastic bag and crush with your hands. Place in a shallow dish and coat both sides of soaked bread slices with the corn flakes. Heat your IMUSA Cast Aluminum Comal on low heat. Working in batches and adding more butter as necessary, cook the bread for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with berry maple syrup. Enjoy!

George Duran- Chef and Entertainer:
Author of Take This Dish and Twist it, known for his Food Network show Ham on the Street and most recently host of TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off. Duran’s interests lie in French, Armenian and South American cuisines as well as cinematography and video editing. He currently lives in Long Island City, NY. For further information check out

IMUSA Cast Aluminum Comal:
The IMUSA Cast Aluminum Comal is a smooth, round and flat griddle that is perfect for making your favorite breakfast foods, as well as warming tortillas, making crepes, toasting sandwiches and perfecting quesadillas. The cast aluminum achieves a great sear or char while the non-stick surface allows you to use less oil and makes clean-up a breeze! Available at for $13.99.

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