Perfect French Toast Recipe

This French Toast recipe makes an easy, delicious breakfast or brunch. Make this simple, yet perfect French toast recipe that everyone will love.

his French toast recipe makes a delicious breakfast or brunch. Make this simple, yet perfect French toast recipe that everyone will love. // addapinch.com

French toast is one of those recipes that I absolutely love. I love to make huge platters of it when we have guests for the weekend or Little Buddy has friends who spent the night. But really, my favorite thing to do is to make this perfect French toast recipe for just the three of us anytime I feel like.

Especially on a lazy weekend morning when I want to make something I know everyone will love. French toast just has such a way of starting the morning off like you are giving everyone as much love for their day as possible. Paired with a bowl of fresh fruit, a few slices of bacon, and drizzle of maple syrup, and this will be a meal that will fill their spirits as much as their bodies.

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If I know we have a ton of schoolwork or testing in our schedule, this French toast recipe always brightens up the morning. Again, I like to include a bowl of fruit and slices of bacon to round out the meal.

Perfect French Toast Recipe

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Tips for Easy French Toast

But I have a little secret, even though I love French toast made with challah bread or thick slices of Sally Lunn bread, it is absolutely delicious and so easy with slices of our favorite sandwich bread.

Since we always have it on hand, it makes making French toast a whole lot easier than worrying about having to bake bread first or remembering to pick it up at the bakery.

I have another little tip, too. I do love French toast that has been made with heavy cream, but it is just fine made with whatever milk I have the refrigerator, too.

For instance, I’ve used whole milk, skim milk, coconut milk, almond milk, and yes, even buttermilk a time or two. You know what? The flavor might change a tiny bit, but it always turns out perfect.

I also have tested the recipe using various sweeteners with great success. It is delicious using maple syrup, honey, and coconut sugar as well as granulated sugar.

To save on dishes and cleanup, I whisk together the eggs, milk of choice, sweetener, vanilla, and cinnamon right into shallow dish that I’ll use to dip my bread in.

Once I have it whisked together well, I place my bread slice in on one side and then quickly flip it over to the other side since some sandwich breads will absorb the liquid super quickly.

Once both sides of the bread are coated with the liquid, I place them into the skillet with melted butter set over medium heat. They only take a few minutes to cook, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

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It takes the pressure off of me from thinking that I have to have exact ingredients in my house to be able to make a favorite breakfast or brunch. Because, let’s face it, sometimes I wake up and just know that French toast would be a great way to welcome the morning.

With just a few basic ingredients that I always have on hand, I know I can whip up perfect French toast that my family will love.

How to Make French Toast

Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a flat-bottomed pie plate or baking dish.

Place bread slices, one or two at a time, into the egg mixture and flip to make sure both sides of bread are well-coated.

Melt butter in a large skillet or on a griddle. Place bread slices in skillet or on griddle and cook on medium heat until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes.

Serve immediately or keep warm in oven until ready to serve, but no longer than about 30 minutes.

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Here’s my Perfect French Toast Recipe. I think you’ll love it.

Yield: 4
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, French
Keyword best french toast, easy french toast, french toast, french toast recipe, how to make french toast, perfect french toast

Perfect French Toast Recipe

Total Time 10 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
This French toast recipe makes a delicious breakfast or brunch. Make this simple, yet perfect French toast recipe that everyone will love.
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Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk, half and half, coconut milk, or almond milk
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • butter

Directions

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a flat-bottomed pie plate or baking dish. Place bread slices, one or two at a time, into the egg mixture and flip to make sure both sides of bread are well-coated.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet or on a griddle. Place bread slices in skillet or on griddle and cook on medium heat until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes.

  3. Serve immediately or keep warm in oven until ready to serve, but no longer than about 30 minutes.

Notes

You are simply dipping your bread slices into the egg mixture. If you leave your bread in the mixture for an extended amount of time, it will absorb more liquid and take longer to cook through.

Nutrition Facts
Perfect French Toast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Potassium 172mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Calcium 21.8%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Perfect French Toast - This French toast recipe makes a delicious breakfast or brunch. Make this simple, yet perfect French toast recipe that everyone will love. // addapinch.com

 

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives, originally published 2014.

 

153 comments on “Perfect French Toast Recipe”

  1. Cooked it this morning my family loved it!!!

  2. Loved this recipe!! Thanks for sharing!!:))
    Will definitely make this for my kids very often!

  3. It was amazing my whole family loved it!

  4. So are you using milk and half and half?

  5. Can you substitute cinnamon for something else my daughter is allergic to cinnamon

  6. If your bread seems too soggy, I’ve found this solution: I toast the bread first, as brown as you like. It gets soft in the dip anyway, but not as soft as untoasted.

  7. This recipie is absloutly amazing. My hubbz luv’d it !!!

  8. It was great, my husband loved it.

  9. Use the cooked toast to make pb&J sandwitches yummy!

  10. I like to scramble eggs in the fry pan after toast is cooked. The residue has wonderful flavour. Bonus one pan to wash.

  11. Used Japanese bread and milk and it was delicious!

  12. I totally love it. Made it with sweet bread and it is the bomb! Also no splashes at all! Safe from butter or oil. Yum!!!

  13. Do we cook on high or medium?

  14. I’m starting to do this for my guardian as a way to find SOMETHING for us to have for breakfast – I’m keeping a COPY of this so I’ll have it handy every time I’d be cooking it.

  15. I tried and and loved the cinnamon really sets it off then I added a little cinnamon and sugar on top before I put syrup..,grat recipe thanks got my day off to a great start

  16. Ahhhhh, yum! Thank you. I was craving French toast and looking for a recipe and finding nothing but “challah bread” and other higher end breads when what I had on hand was nature’s own wheat sandwich bread. Worked like a charm, tasted great! 

  17. Besides NOT leaving the slice of bread in the mixture for a LONG time, if you want to cook a slice of French Toast for 2-3 minutes, I’ve noticed you have to SET your stove burner to MEDIUM/LOW – this is OPTIMAL because MEDIUM would BURN the slice, while LOW would require you to FLIP over and over AGAIN.

    • Wish the recipe had said this. Just burnt four slices of perfectly good cinnamon raisin bread. :/

      • I’m sorry you burned your bread, Brittany. I had further information in the blog post, but have added more clarification to the recipe now. Hope that helps. Thanks!

  18. Thanks so much for the recipe! My hubby and I are trying it out in the morning. I’m sure you may not see this post before then, but for future experimenting, do you think brown sugar would work in the recipe? I might just try it out and let you know if it was okay or not! Again, thanx for sharing! Can’t wait to try it…sounds delish!

    • Hi Teri,
      Yes, brown sugar would also work in this recipe. You can also use maple syrup or honey as the sweetener, if you’d prefer. I hope you both enjoy it!

  19. Perrrrrrrrrfect! Mmmm so excited ????

  20. Robyn, my recipe is similar but I have cinnamon sugar in a can and just shake a little in the egg mixture. I like the comment about toasting fresh bread. I plan to try that. Your recipes are great.

  21. My grandma taught me to make this type of French toast 50 years ago. I don’t measure anything, and she taught me to pour enough sugar over the top of the egg in the dish to just cover the top. That makes the sweetness just right! We like to eat our cooked French toast with a smear of peanut butter and syrup. 🙂

  22. It was good but cooked weird. It browned too fast and took longer to cook after turning it down. I think it’s because 1 cup was too much milk and the bread was too wet. I will use half a cup or even 1/4 cup of milk next time, instead of one cup, and maybe another egg or two. Flavor-wise it was delicious but the texture too soft. I used a little less cinammon because of personal preference and a little dash of nutmeg.

  23. Absolutely scrumptious!

  24. Awesome!!!

  25. I just made this and it’s hands down the best French toast I have ever eaten. The person I made it for said “yum” and then just ate in silence for 30 seconds until it was gone. Glad I found this recipe 🙂

    • I love that you shared this story, Susanna! I’m so glad everyone loved this French toast. It is our favorite, too! xo

  26. Just made this and it was delicious! I used challah bread and since it was so thick, I doubled the recipe.

  27. Lovely…even my 12 year old ate it & she hates eggs!!! She had 2 pieces ????

  28. Delicious and so easy!

  29. This French toast was really good! It had the right blend of all the different tastes a little bit salty and sweet cinnamon vanilla. I added a little pat of butter on top as I served them. These are really really good pieces of French toast. One of the best recipes I’ve tried.
    BTW, I’m texting this as I eat them! Yum!

  30. Been A long time since I made French Toast, found this recipe. It was great!!

  31. I just made this recipe and it turned out so delicious! I have Celiac Disease, so I used GF bread and it was perfect. This will definitely be our new go-to french toast recipe.

  32. This was good. Would insert a picture if I could.

  33. So I jumped out the window made mascarpone put it in with the coconut coffee creamer and nutmeg with raisin bread off the chain!

  34. Thanks for sharing your recipe, my son needed a French toast recipe for a cookery lesson at school, he loved it and found it easy to do.

  35. Delish

  36. Hi Robyn love your recipe I put a twist on it l made two slices put orange marmalade and cream cheese on between put it ba k on the grill under a cover for 45 seconds and served added a little powdered sugar outrageously good

  37. This IS the best French toast I have ever had. I use Texas toast ????, Yum!!

  38. Just made French toast using this recipe but added powdered sugar before serving and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe 

  39. I made this for my dads birthday without the vanilla extract, and he loved it! I totally recommend this for anybody who is making French toast for breakfast before school, anniversaries, unions, pretty much anything this would work for, thank you Robi I made this for my dads birthday without the vanilla extract, and he loved it! I totally recommend this for anybody who is making French toast for breakfast before school, anniversaries, unions, pretty much anything this would work for, thank you Robyn!!!

  40. This wa a really good recipe and I believe any bread you have at home will do. Store brought bread is what i had to use. Kust remember as author said to flip the bread fast and not let it soak. My boys ate there so fast before i could even take a second bite. Recipe is so easy the boys made ages 11 and 14 y/o made themselves more and didnt want to wait for mom. Thanks for an easy and very delicious recipe.

  41. Oh yes, French toast is perfectly for lazy weekend mornings! 😆 Especially when we can use a vast of sauce for it! Tasty!
    – Natalie Ellis

  42. Yummy in my tummy. The Mrs loved it! Thank ya very much!

  43. The mrs loved it yummmmy scrumptious good dinner 

  44. So good… great easy recipe. I only got 4 slices of bread out of it.

  45. I tried this recipe twice already. The picture shows a golden color with burnt corners on the bread and not brown colored toast. Almost like it was drizzled with sugar before being being placed on a griddle. I’ll add more sugar and take out the cinnamon and see if I can get the same outcome.

  46. Delicious! I used full-fat milk and it came out great. I let it soak longer and only got 5 slices out of it though.

  47. Wonderful! Very delicious!

  48. Really yummy enjoyed so much. Thanks for the recipe!! I will use often.

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