This French Toast recipe is made with thick crusty bread with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Easy to make and toasted to golden brown perfection this classic French Toast recipe will be a few breakfast favorite the whole family will love!
How to make French Toast: (scroll down for the free printable recipe card)
- thick slices of bread
- maple syrup
- ground cinnamon
- vanilla extract
- whole milk
- non-stick skillet, griddle, or electric griddle
- spatula or tongs
- shallow mixing bowl
- non-stick cooking spray
Step One: In a shallow bowl beat the eggs with a fork or whisk then add the milk, ground cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.
Step Two: Spray a skillet with non stick cooking spray and heat it up over medium high heat until the surface is hot.
Step Three: Soak bread slices in mixture until well saturated. You may need to flip the bread in the mixture to saturate both sides. If you like your French toast really eggy let the bread sit in the mixture for about a minute.
Step Four: Place in the preheated skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.
What kind of bread is used to make French Toast?
I used a loaf of Brioche bread. Thick slices of bread are recommended because they will soak up more of the egg mixture and is less likely to tear or breakdown in the cooking process. However you can use any type of bread you have on hand.
- French Bread
- Italian Bread
- Challah Bread
- Texas toast
Substitutions and Variations:
- Use skim or even 2% milk to make this easy French toast recipe.
- Add a teaspoon of nutmeg to the egg mixture for a little added flavor.
- Make it a little sweet, add a tablespoon of granulated sugar or even light brown sugar.
I topped this French toast with real Maple syrup, butter, and a little powdered sugar but the possibilities for topping it are endless. Some of our favorites:
- Fresh Apples
- Southern Style Fried Apples
- Fresh berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries
Can you make French Toast ahead of time?
Yes! See below for all my handy storage tips.
Refrigerator: Cool completely then place in a tiptop bag in the fridge for up to a week.
Reheating: Place on a microwave safe plate and microwave in 30 second increments until heated through.
Freezer: Cool French Toast completely, then transfer to a baking sheet. If you need to stack the toast in two layers place a sheet or parchment paper between the layers. Place the baking sheet in the freezer then freeze until solid. Transfer to a freezer safe zip top bag.
Thawing and Reheating: No need to thaw simply remove desired number of pieces of French Toast and microwave in one minute increments until heated through.
I hope you will enjoy this easy recipe for French Toast. I think it’s perfect for brunch on a weekend or holiday.
Happy Cooking Y’all!
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- 12 slices bread thick slices such as Brioche
- 6 eggs large
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
In a shallow bowl beat the eggs with a fork or whisk then add the milk, ground cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.
Spray a skillet with non stick cooking spray and heat it up over medium high heat until the surface is hot.
Soak bread slices in mixture until well saturated. You may need to flip the bread in the mixture to saturate both sides. If you like your French toast really eggy let the bread sit in the mixture for about a minute.
Place in the preheated skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown..
- Electric Griddle: preheat to 350°F then follow directions as stated
- Nutritional information is estimated. Amounts will vary based on ingredient choices and serving sizes.
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