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Burger King’s New Breakfast Sandwiches Use French Toast As The Bun

I consider my day off to a fantastic start if I’m able to work in a breakfast in any capacity during the work week. One of my favorite items in the breakfast world is the humble French Toast. Eggs, bread, a hint of cinnamon, and vanilla come together to create an euphoric union of the two items. Unfortunately, it’s something I always viewed as a weekend treat.

At least until Burger King just dropped their new line of breakfast sandwiches.

The burger chain just released a trio of breakfast sandwiches that take the lauded French Toast and uses them as the bun that binds together the core elements of a breakfast sammie. This includes eggs and Slice, and the customers choice between sausage, bacon, or ham.

We grabbed a couple for the office to see if they live up to the hype I built in my head.

“The hint of sweetness from the maple balanced out the savoriness of the cheese and ham really nicely,” said Foodbeast’s Theresa Tran. “French Toast was plush, but not soggy either.”

She also recommends adding hot sauce to the sandwiches to add that extra layer of depth to them.

Customers will be able to find the new French Toast breakfast sandwiches at participating Burger King locations for a limited time.

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This Restaurant Created A Mazapan Breakfast Menu

It has been ingrained in my body that a well-balanced breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A stark contrast from my fellow Foodbeast Isai Rocha, who once admitted there were times he ate Mazapan candy for breakfast when he was younger.

A sugary tether between the world of balance and indulgence, Loaded Cafe, a restaurant chain in Southern California, created a menu that is inspired by the popular Mexican sweet.

The restaurant offers up Mazapan Waffles, French Toast, Pancakes, and Crepes. Each dish blends crumbled pieces of the peanut candy inside its batter. It’s then garnished with a house-made Mazapan syrup, made with sweetened condensed milk.

Fellow Foodbeasts Isai Rocha and Oscar Gonzalez met up at Loaded Cafe to check out what this Mazapan breakfast menu is all about.

“I love eating Mexican breakfast foods, but I feel like most of it is just savory or spicy dishes, so I really enjoyed trying some sweet breakfast foods that reminded me of my Mexican culture,” Gonzalez said as he dug into his meal. “The Mazapan has its own distinct flavor that really pairs well with any breakfast item, even the hash browns.”

The two hungry dudes went full family style into the breakfast spread, their faces illuminated like a freshly changed light bulb.

“Even though it’s made with peanuts, it’s definitely not the same as adding peanut butter to items,” Gonzalez gushed, as he tore into another crepe. “It’s sweeter and more condensed in a way that satisfied my craving for sweet breakfast foods and Mexican cuisine.”

Overall, the two thought the menu was innovative enough to save us a few boxes. That was supposed to include hash browns and crepes, but those were conspicuously missing by the time they got back.

You can find this Mazapan breakfast menu at each of the Loaded Cafe locations throughout Southern California.

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McDonald’s Just Dropped A New French Toast McGriddles And We Are HYPED

McDonald’s has just made its first change to its morning time breads since 2003, when McGriddles first came out. This time, they’re utilizing French toast as the canvas to the griddled meats, eggs, and cheese piled inside of their breakfast sandwiches.

french toast mcgriddlesPhoto courtesy of McDonald’s

The new French Toast McGriddles are being used to create McDonald’s version of an all-in-one breakfast sandwich. Called the McGriddles French Toast Breakfast Sandwich, bacon and sausage are piled inside with American cheese and a fried egg. The bread itself is brioche, so you’re getting richness with a hit of cinnamon and vanilla from that as well.

For now, you need to be in Minnesota to get it, as 200 locations there are testing out the sandwich right now. If it does prove to be a success and roll out nationwide, though, it’ll be the biggest breakfast sandwich McDonald’s currently has on its morning meal lineup.

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Popular Diner Chain Is Serving MASSIVE Slabs Of Tiki Toast For Hawaiian Foods Week

Hawaiian Foods Week is here, meaning that around the country, restaurants will be gearing up and adding a ton of aloha to some island-inspired favorites. San Diego-based breakfast favorite, Broken Yolk Café will be doing just that, by offering a wide array of breakfast and lunch items that cater to the Hawaiian palate.

Broken Yolk is teaming up with King’s Hawaiian for the weeklong celebration, utilizing the cult-favorite sweet bread in a variety of savory and decadent meals.

The headliner dish of Broken Yolk’s special menu is Tiki Toast. This island spin on French Toast is made with three extra thick slices of King’s Hawaiian sweet bread rounds, topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, shredded coconut, caramel drizzle and powdered sugar.

Other items Broken Yolk will have available are as follows:

Coconut Crusted French Toast: Three slices of King’s Hawaiian bread rolled in shredded coconut and drizzled with a sweet milk glaze.

The Aloha Veggie Burger: A Beyond Burger patty with grilled pineapple, lettuce, tomato, onions, and mayo. Topped with King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce. Served on a King’s Hawaiian bun with your choice of fries or rings.

Luau Pulled Pork Slider: Pulled pork topped with King’s Hawaiian Smoked Bacon BBQ sauce, cole slaw, and tangy pineapple relish. Served on King’s Hawaiian slider buns and your choice of fries or onion rings.

And a Pineapple Coconut Mimosa to wash everything down.

Broken Yolk’s menu showcases the versatility of King’s Hawaiian breads with some creative island twists on diner classics. You’re gonna want to sample them all to get the most out of Hawaiian Foods Week.

The Broken Yolk x King’s Hawaiian special menu will be available June 1-July 31 at all of the chain’s nationwide locations.

Created in partnership with King’s Hawaiian

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Taco Bell’s Newest Breakfast Innovation Features A French Toast ‘Taco Shell’

Taco Bell has been getting really creative when it comes to flipping different iterations of the taco shell. They’ve been taking anything imaginable that’s not a tortilla and using it to their advantage. We’ve already seen waffles, fried chicken, and even eggs used in the past. This time around, The Bell is innovating taco shells around a different breakfast classic: French toast.

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Photo courtesy of Taco Bell

The new French Toast Chalupa is a blend of the sweet and savory sides of breakfast that Taco Bell hasn’t pushed since the days of the Waffle Taco. The two are in the same vernacular, with scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, and syrup on the side for drizzling or dunking. However, the French toast version of this flavor-blending breakfast taco is lacking one thing its predecessor had: cheese.

It’s strange that Taco Bell would choose to leave cheese off of this new item. That oozy, savory flavor is what makes something like the Sausage, Egg, and Cheese McGriddle craveworthy. Maybe the cinnamon notes coming off the French toast just don’t fly with the cheese? We’ll just have to trust TB on that call, I guess.

The French Toast Chalupa is currently undergoing testing in Dayton, Ohio, where it’s selling for $2.49.

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LA’s Hottest Brunch Spot Just Unveiled An All Cereal Dinner Menu

Breakfast is the best meal of the day, which is why it shouldn’t be overlooked once the clock passes noon. Whether it’s eggs and bacon or cereal, there are no limitations for when you should indulge in your morning favorites, and you’ll be happy to know an overwhelming portion of the population agrees.

For all you cereal fans out there, Kellogg’s has dreamed up the perfect dinner situation with you in mind.

The Los Angeles-based cafe Sqirl and Kellogg’s have teamed up to bring you “Breakfast For Dinner,” a unique, limited-time, breakfast-themed pop-up featuring innovative sweet, savory and delicious cereal-infused dishes that are sure to please any breakfast-lover.

Beginning Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23, Sqirl is showing off its love for brinner, and you should too. Here’s a little sneak peak of some of the special items being offered.

Mark your calendars and bring your appetite, because no one wants to miss Breakfast For Dinner.

1. Froot Loops French Toast

This is Sqirl’s famed French toast, made with Froot Loops-steeped custard, topped with Froot Loops steeped creme fraiche, and finished with “Plum Jam” and Fruit Loops Streusel.

This cornucopia of flavors will transport you back to the days of your childhood as you embark on a journey of familiar sugary sweetness. The soft, buttery texture of the French Toast is elevated by the crispiness of Froot Loops.

2. Krispies Egg

Who doesn’t love sausage and eggs for breakfast? This Krispies Scotch Egg is an egg wrapped in Sqirl’s house pork sausage and breaded in Rice Krispies before frying.

A new way of presenting a “Scotch Egg,” it’s served with a market salad tossed with radish, shallot and Rice Krispies to keep the theme going.

3. Special K Tonkatsu Breakfast Bowl

Kokuho Rose Brown Rice, Special K cereal crusted and fried pork cutlet, tonkatsu sauce, pickles, sesame seed soft egg. A cross between southern fried steak and eggs, this savory pork cutlet, and soft-boiled egg find a perfect balance between the crispiness of Special K cereal.

4. Matcha Rice Krispies Treats with Smoked Strawberries

These are Rice Krispies with homemade fluff, green tea powder and smoked strawberries. If you’ve ever enjoyed adding fruit to your cereal, this soft and chewy treat is a must-try. Imagine a strawberry-infused Rice Krispies Treat, but with a twist.

5. Kellogg’s Cereal-Infused Sqirl Jam

What’s breakfast without toast and jam? For those that love to spread their jam on thick, this Sqirl and Kellogg’s cereal and fruit-infused jam was made specially for you.

Featuring peach and Frosted Flakes, and Plum and Raisin Bran, these sweet and fruity spreads create the perfect dichotomy between the familiar cereals of childhood, paired with the maturity of elegant fruit flavors.

Be careful, you might not want to share these limited time offerings. And if you can’t make it, why not experiment with creating these Kellogg’s treats in your own kitchen? Deliciousness knows no bounds.

Photos by Peter Pham

Created in partnership with Kellogg’s

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We’ll Take A Dozen Of IHOP’s New French Toast Donuts

French Toast and donut dishes over at IHOP have done some stretches and performed the beloved fusion dance first seen on Dragon Ball Z to create a new, more majestic, form this summer.

The International House of Pancakes has added three new hybrid items they’re calling French Toasted Donuts.

IHOP’s three new entries are the Bacon & Maple French Toasted Donut, Strawberries & Cream French Toasted Donut, and Apple Fritter French Toasted Donut. Man, that Bacon & Maple donut looks so meaty we probably won’t have to order our usual side of bacon.

Patrons with a throbbing sweet tooth may want to note that the new French Toasted Donuts will be available now through September 24 at participating IHOP locations nationwide. That leaves a little under two months to get your fix.

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Country Fried Bread Pudding French Toast Is The Most Decadent Brunch Item Ever

I don’t think the phrase “treat yourself” could be more applicable to any other food item than this one.

What we have here folks is a brunch dessert item of pure decadence. Our fellow Foodbeast fam, @thenaughtyfork, has unleashed a Country Fried French Toast of epic dessert proportions. What sets this fried bread over the top is that it’s actually deep-fried slices of a bread pudding that’s made with buttery, flaky croissants.

If you’re craving this indulgent dish, it’s gonna be the feature dessert item at a Naughty Fork event called “The Naughty Brunch” at Phuc Yea in Miami. If you’re in the area on July 16th, I’d pick up some tickets to go just for the Country Fried French Toast alone.

If not, between the above Instagram video and the description of the French toast on the Naughty Brunch’s website, you should be able to easily recreate this crave-worthy sweet treat at home so that it’ll leave everybody in food comas after the first bite.