This takes simple french toast to the next level. Adapted from my friend Miquelle's recipe.
8 slices of whole wheat bread*
2 T butter, melted
1 cup milk
1 large egg
2 T sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup flour
Heat oven to 200 degrees. Arrange bread on a wire rack set over a baking sheet and bake until the bread is slightly dry about 15 minutes.
While the bread is baking, whisk together melted butter, milk, egg, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in flour until smooth. Pour batter into a large shallow dish or pie plate.
Soak each piece of bread in the batter about 30 seconds per side, allowing excess to drip back into the dish. Cook on a hot skillet (even better cooked on a hot skillet with butter). Cook until golden brown on both sides about 2-3 minutes per side.
*Note: Homemade bread of something sliced thick is amazing, but regular sandwhich bread works too. There recipe might give you a couple of extra pieces with storebought sandwich bread.