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8 sweet recipes to celebrate National French Toast Day

Nov. 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM ET

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We propose a toast to National French Toast Day! While dedicating Nov. 28 to the cinnamony-sweet breakfast treat is a recent tradition, French toast has been around a lot longer than you might think. Turns out fourth-century Romans enjoyed dipping stale slices of bread in milk before frying them up in oil, just as we do today. In other words: Here's another "French" dish that, just like fries, didn't originate in France (where French toast is actually called pain perdu, or "lost bread").

So, next time you have some stale bread lying around, do some delicious recycling with the recipes below. Whether you use sourdough, challah, baguette or even wheat bread, you’ll save that loaf from an early death... and your taste buds (not to mention kids) certainly won’t complain.

Peanut butter crunch French toast

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French toast with chocolate, Nutella and chestnut honey

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Blueberry-cream cheese French toast

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Crème brûlée French toast

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Croissant French toast with fresh berries

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Bourbon ball French toast
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Bourbon ball French toast

Bourbon ball French toast with pecans, strawberries and dark chocolate

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Frenchy toast casserole

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Giada’s panettone French toast

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