I had an incredible amount of tortillas left after an event we did last week. And not just like the regular make a taco or burrito ones, but like the x-large, super grande, massively huge flour ones. Y’all… there is not one thing on this planet I can use those for outside an event and I have no events on the horizon.
I had to get creative!
Can a person make French Toast with a tortilla? I wasn’t sure, but I was definitely going to find out. The answer is a solid yes!
To make these, my tortillas were at room temperature and that made them a bit more pliable.
3 large flour tortillas
Healthy splash of milk or cream
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. vanilla
In a large shallow bowl or pan, mix all the ingredients, except the tortillas and butter. Feel free to adjust the cinnamon and vanilla if you’d like a little more. Adding maple extract is also a great option instead of the vanilla!
Heat a pan over medium heat, add butter and melt. Fold a tortilla in half or fourths, whatever necessary to fit it inside the dish with the egg mix. Be sure to coat all sides. It’ll have to be folded and unfolded a couple ways to make sure it’s all covered. (or you can be normal and use smaller tortillas!)
Place the tortilla in the hot pan and cook until both sides are golden brown, flipping back and forth as needed to not burn either side. They will bubble up as the air gets in between the layers of the tortilla and that’s okay! It should only take about 3 minutes per side.
Remove to plate. Cook the remaining tortillas.
Now, there are lots of ways to go here because it almost becomes crepe-like and we can fill, stuff, and top it so many ways! You can spread a layer Nutella or other nut butter inside and then roll it up, or slather on some butter and crushed pecans before rolling it and topping it with maple syrup, or roll it up and drizzle it with chocolate, like I did here, or fill it with fruit! The choices are endless!
Next time I make them, I’ll try a more savory approach which will probably turn into a HUGE breakfast taco! 😉