Homemade French Toast [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Homemade French Toast is easy to make and uses simple pantry ingredients. It is one of our family’s favorite breakfasts!

We love to wake up to a delicious breakfast or brunch, and this Classic recipe is the perfect option. You can also try these healthy pancakes, ham and cheese quiche, and chocolate chip banana bread.

Homemade French Toast

Easy Homemade French Toast

French Toast is one of those recipes that we make over and over every week. We absolutely love making this easy dish and is one of our favorite things to make in the morning. It is the perfect way to start the day off. It requires little preparation but results in a delicious meal.

You can use your favorite bread in making this recipe. All you need is some eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla to get the perfectly puffy texture, with golden edges. Serve them as is, or pair it with a bowl of fresh fruit, with bacon on the side, or simply top them with some maple syrup. No matter how you serve this dish, it is certain to brighten up your mornings!

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR FRENCH TOAST?

This recipe requires simple and easy ingredients to find. You need eggs, milk, butter, sugar, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and thick slices of bread.

What is the best bread for French Toast?

You can use any bread you like, some of our personal favorites are:

  • Brioche – it’s one of our favorites, as it’s butter and very indulgent. It is arguably the most classic choice when it comes to this dish and bread pudding.
  • Challah – similar to Brioche is also excellent. It might be a bit harder to find as not all the store has it, but it’s worth giving it a try.
  • Any plain white slices of bread.
  • Artesano bread – its also nice if the bread is a few days old, or slightly stale.
  • Pullman loaf – referred to as sandwich bread or pan bread has a tender, but still tight-packed crumb that is nice to use in this recipe.
  • French bread – if you have any leftover, make sure to cut on a diagonal for larger slices. Since it is firm-crusted it will soak up the batter nicely.

Homemade French Toast Recipe

HOW TO MAKE EASY FRENCH TOAST

  • In a flat-bottomed plate or bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  • Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture, dredging them on both sides.
  • Put some butter in a large skillet or on a griddle and melt it. Then, place bread slices in it and cook on medium heat until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with some maple syrup!

WHAT TYPE OF MILK is best to USE?

Any milk will work great in this recipe, so use whatever you have on hand. However, we have noticed that using milk with a higher fat content will make the batter creamier, and give it a deeper flavor. So, if possible, go with whole milk as it works best. You could even use half and half or coconut milk if desired.

Why is my French toast soggy?

This could be due to a few factors. Adding too much dairy and sugar to the custard might cause this issue. Therefore, try not to go overboard with the dairy. If there’s too much, the egg in the mixture won’t cook, meaning wet, soggy, bread. Another common mistake that could cause this, is not mixing the custard thoroughly. Hence, make sure to whisk the custard until the dairy, eggs, are well combined

What do you eat French Toast with?

Our favorite way to top it with maple syrup or some granulated sugar. Here are some other great options that go with it:

  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Fresh fruits, such as berries
  • Caramelized fruits
  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate and caramel
  • Nutella
  • Nuts
  • Raisins
  • Bacon

Easy Homemade French Toast

What can I use instead of vanilla extract?

A great substitute would be maple syrup. Simply, replace the vanilla extract with an equal amount of maple syrup or even pancake syrup. Any changes in flavor will be subtle. In addition, you could use almond extract or honey.

EQUIPMENT Used:

  • Griddle – works great in this recipe. You can use it for various other dishes as well, such as pancakes, bacon or tortillas.
  • Skillet – use a nice quality one to help the heat distribute evenly. It will get the nice brown golden color to the toast.
  • For mixing the batter, use any shallow dishes.

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5 from 1 reviews
Best French Toast
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 7 minutes Total time: 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 slices  of bread  (slightly stale)
  • 3 tablespoons  butter 

EGG MIXTURE:

  • 2  large eggs 
  • 1 cup  milk 
  • 3 tablespoons  sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  cinnamon powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  nutmeg powder 
  • 1/8 teaspoon  salt 
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract 

SERVING:

  •  maple syrup  (butter, fruits)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together Egg Mixture in a bowl until smooth and well mixed. 

  2. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. 

  3. Soak a piece of bread quickly into the egg mixture, coating both sides. Place in the pan. Repeat with more slices and cook for about 3 minutes on each side until the surface is golden, then transfer to serving plates. 

  4. Add more butter into the pan and cook remaining bread slices. 

  5. Serve with butter, maple syrup or fruits.

Calories: 161 Carbohydrates: 15 Protein: 5 Fat: 8 Saturated Fat: 2 Cholesterol: 56 Sodium: 240 Potassium: 98 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 365 Calcium: 74 Iron: 1.2
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Demeter

Such a wonderful way to start the day! Looks amazing!

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Sabrina

This is such a welcoming break from our usual breakfast. I'm excited to surprise the kids this weekend. 

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Melanie Bauer

Looks absolutely awesome! I'd love to start my day with this kind of breakfast, need to put this on my menu!

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Katerina @ diethood .com

French toast is a family favorite!! I can't wait to try this!!

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Taylor

I am a sucker for french toast and this recipe looks easy and delicious! Trying soon!

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Allyson Zea

I love making homemade french toast so much! It's such a great treat!

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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

This is seriously making me hungry!

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