How to make slow cooker French Toast using leftover hamburger buns (video)

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I’ve always wondered why hamburger buns come in packs of eight. Sometimes I’m making barbecue for a crowd, but most often I’m just making enough for my husband and myself. We will have two sandwiches for dinner and two sandwiches the next day for lunch. What am I supposed to do with the extra four buns?
Luckily, slow cooker French toast is an easy and delicious way to repurpose your leftovers. If you don’t have leftover buns, you can make this recipe with any bread you have lying around (I've made this recipe with leftover zucchini bread — yum!). Dunk your bread in the delicious cinnamon and vanilla batter, set the slow cooker to low and wake up the next morning to a ready-to-eat breakfast. It couldn’t be easier than that!
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Slow cooker French Toast Using Leftover Buns
4
10 minutes
5 hours
5 hours, 10 minutes
Butter or cooking spray
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4-6 hamburger buns
Grease the bottom and sides of a 6-quart slow cooker with butter or cooking spray.
In a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
Dunk the hamburger buns in the egg mixture and place in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Pour any leftover egg mixture over the buns.
Cover and cook on low 5 hours, or on high for 3 hours.
Serve with butter and maple syrup.
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The result is actually even better than baking this recipe in the oven, as the slow cooker keeps the steam and moisture in.
February 13   ·  
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February 12   ·  
What I love about desserts in the slow cooker is that they are warm and gooey, instead of room-temperature desserts like cake and cookies.
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February 14   ·  
A fantastic dish so good, it stands alone as a full meal, but could also work beautifully as a dreamy side to roasted chicken.
February 12   ·  
This flavorful dish is about as easy to make at home as it is to pick up the phone and order.
February 3   ·  
 
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