French toast is a beloved breakfast for every day, weekends, and even holidays. Everything you need to make a filling breakfast you already have in your kitchen. French Toast is so easy to make and the whole family will love the fluffy breakfast smothered in maple syrup. You will also love this recipe with fresh fruit, a dusting of powdered sugar, and of course whip topping.
French Toast has always been a go to special breakfast for the weekends. You can also make French Toast when you are in a pinch for dinner. Because of the egg and milk you have your protein all in one.
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What You Need for The Perfect French Toast
You have all you need to make delicious filling french toast right in your kitchen. Eggs, bread, milk (you can even use any kind of milk or water) vanilla, and cinnamon if desired. Our family likes cinnamon in our pancakes, waffles so we also like it in our french toast, but just plan vanilla is perfect too.
Any size egg works and any kind of milk. Any of the the nut milks or oat milks work also.
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Best Bread for French Toast
- You want to start with bread that will hold up to being soaked in the egg mixture. A thicker sturdy bread is best. Traditionally stale bread was used but that is not necessary.
- A firm Italian.
- Texas Toast.
- Think Cinnamon Bread.
- Challah bread.
- I have made delicious French Toast with what every bread is in the house and it is eaten faster than I can make it. So do not think you have to buy special bread.
Make Ahead Breakfast
You can also make fluffy savory French Toast the day ahead. After the French Toast is cooked, cool, put in a plastic bag or glass container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. Reheat in the oven, toaster or microwave.
French Toast Toppings
- Pure maple syrup
- Powdered sugar
- All berries
- Any fruit, apple, apple sauce, peaches, pears, banana
How to Make the Best French Toast
- Mix the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon and stir with a fork to mix well in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
- Heat a skillet on the stove to medium heat. Add olive oil, butter, or vegetable oil to coat the pan so the bread will not stick.
- With a fork gently soak each side of the bread with the egg mixture and put in your skillet or grille leaving an inch of room between each slice of bread.
- Cook the toast for about one and a half minutes on each side. Adjust your time for your size of the skillet and the temperature of the skillet. Check to see if the cooked side is golden brown.
- Top with the French toast and enjoy.
- 6 eggs
- 8 to 10 slices of bread
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon if desired
- olive oil for the pan
- Mix together in a shallow bowl or a deep side pie pan the eggs, milk, vanilla, and if you want cinnamon french toast the cinnamon.
- Stir with a fork.
- Heat your fry pan or cast iron over medium heat. Add a little olive oil or vegetable oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan so the toast will not stick.
- Using a fork lightly lower a slice of bread in the egg mixture and coat on both sides.
- Add to the hot frypan and cook for about 1 and 1/2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 1 and 1/2 minutes. The toast should be golden brown on each side. Do the same for each slice of bread.
- Serve with warm maple syrup, fresh fruit, and whip topping.
- Check the cooking time for your pan and stove. My stove is about 1 to 1 1/2 to 2 minutes aside.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 minutes
- Category: breakfast
- Method: stove top
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