Oh Wow, did this turn out good!!!! I LOVE french toast but rarely make it because I like the outside to have a crisp to it and the way I made it, it never did. Then, I was inspired after reading a similar idea and created this. It was crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and full of flavor!!!!
In a wide dish, add 8 eggs, a little milk and sprinkle with cinnamon. Beat well together. In a freezer bag, put in a few cups of apple-cinnamon cheerios. Seal bag and crush into a powder. (I rolled the bag with a rolling pin several times on each side and it worked great!!) Put this mixture in another wide dish.
Heat a little oil (or left over bacon grease! Yum!) in a pan. Dip both sides of a piece of bread in the egg mixture. Then, dip both sides in the crushed cheerios.
Fry in the pan a couple minutes on each side until golden brown. This will do about 12 pieces of bread. Serve immediately and top as desired with butter, syrup or your favorite toppings! Heavenly!!!!