A family breakfast or brunch is a relaxed time to savor on weekends, a time to cook up something rather special.

Honey Custard French Toast will serve 6, but can still be prepared in about 25 minutes -- and will probably be eaten up in even less time. The toast is flavored with a touch of cinnamon and a sprinkling of chopped pecans.


1/2 cup honey

1 cup milk

6 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon salt

12 slices French bread, each 3/4-inch thick


Honey and toasted pecan pieces for garnish, as desired

In a large bowl, beat together honey, milk, eggs, cinnamon and salt. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, turning to coat.

Melt a little butter in a large skillet over medium heat and brown soaked slices, turning once to brown second side.

Serve with additional honey and sprinkle with pecans, as desired. Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional information per serving (2 slices): 447 cal., 16 g fat, 226 mg chol., 621 mg sodium, 64 g carbo., 3 g dietary fiber, 14 g pro. Recipe from National Honey Board.