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Learning how to make French toast isn’t about secret ingredients or special tools. Let me show you how to make this incredibly indulgent breakfast and brunch staple!   

How to make french toast and pouring syrup on homemade french toast.Here’s a French toast recipe that anyone can make! You know I’m not interested in anything too complicated so this easy French toast recipe is a winner in my house. Learning how to make French toast isn’t about secret ingredients or special tools. Let me show you how to make this incredibly indulgent breakfast and brunch staple!

Ingredients to make french toast

Cooking French Toast on a kitchen griddle.

Griddle buttered and thick bread in batter to make french toast.

What kind of bread is best for French toast?

Thick sliced bread is going to be best for French toast. There’s just something about a beautifully thick slice of French toast that makes mornings better!

Texas toast is a great choice for thick sliced bread that you can buy at Walmart, I think the Sara Lee Artesano bread also makes an excellent addition to any French toast recipe!

Perfectly cooked french toast recipe.

Easy French toast tips:

Remember that milk with more fat will make your egg mixture and batter more creamy and indulgent. That being said, you can use whatever kind of milk you have on hand to make this easy French toast!

Ingredients to make french toast

Use a casserole dish for your egg mixture! It makes soaking more than one piece of bread at a time easier and more efficient.

Looking to cook up more slices of French toast at once? You can be the true MVP of French toast by using an electric griddle so you have plenty of preheated space and a more speedy way to getting this tasty recipe on the table!

Overhead view of french toast with strawberries and blueberries.

My French toast is bland, how do I fix that?

This recipe will show you how to make French toast that will blow your taste buds away! There’s nothing bland about this combination of flavors. Most likely you just need to add a bit more of your additional ingredients.

If you feel like your recipe is bland it just needs more of all the good stuff! Try bumping up your spices and flavorings to see if that helps. You can also try adding a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar during the cooking process to really boost the flavors!

 

Closeup of french toast with fresh berries.

What do I need to make this French toast recipe?

Once you’ve learned how to make French toast you’ll want to mix things up a little and create your own special blend of flavors I’m sure! Here are the ingredients I use to make my classic French toast recipe:

  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Sugar
  • ¾ Teaspoons Vanilla
  • ¾ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • Salt (just a dash)
  • Butter (for greasing the pan)
  • 6 Slices Thick Cut Bread

Overhead view of french toast with fruit- strawberries and blueberries.

Why these specific ingredients for making French toast?

These ingredients work together to make culinary magic! But more realistically, these ingredients together make a sort of custard that soaks into the bread before cooking. Once cooked it creates a smooth and creamy combination…it’s what brunch dreams are made of!

French Toast breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice.

How to make French toast:

  1. In a shallow bowl mix together the milk, heavy cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. I’ve found that a whisk works best for this process because you want everything to be combined really well for a nice smooth finish.
  2. Use a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Use the butter or a non-stick spray to keep your French toast from sticking to your pan!
  3. Now that your pan is heated up you are ready to start cooking! Give your egg mixture one last good whisking and then start placing your bread into the mixture one by one. Allow each slice to soak up some egg mixture on both sides before placing it into the preheated pan. Cook each slice on both sides until golden brown!
  4. Add butter or non-stick spray between slices to keep them from sticking and continue step three until you have used your egg mixture up entirely or until you have enough slices for everyone to enjoy.
  5. Serve your easy French toast warm with butter, maple syrup, or any other toppings you enjoy.

A french toast recipe for the entire family.

What to top French toast with:

Go crazy! The possibilities are endless when it comes to this classic French toast recipe. The base recipe is so delicious that you can eat it plain or top it with some delicious combinations for a unique creation all your own. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Peanut butter
  • Your favorite jelly or jam
  • Marshmallows 

Seriously, I could go on forever! You could put just about any sweet topping on this easy French toast recipe and it’s going to taste amazing. Use some pie filling for a quick fruity topping or try out some savory options like crumbled bacon or walnuts!

Overhead view of french toast with strawberries and blueberries.Here are some other French toast recipes you should definitely try!

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Banana & Nutella Stuffed French Toast

Crock Pot Cinnamon Bun French Toast

Mini French Toast Sausage Roll-Ups

Coconut Crusted French Toast

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How To Make French Toast
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 6
 
Learning how to make French toast isn’t about secret ingredients or special tools. Let me show you how to make this incredibly indulgent breakfast and brunch staple!
Ingredients
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Sugar
  • ¾ Teaspoons Vanilla
  • ¾ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • Salt (just a dash)
  • Butter (for greasing the pan)
  • 6 Slices Thick Cut Bread
Instructions
  1. In a shallow bowl mix together the milk, heavy cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. I’ve found that a whisk works best for this process because you want everything to be combined really well for a nice smooth finish.
  2. Use a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Use the butter or a non-stick spray to keep your French toast from sticking to your pan!
  3. Now that your pan is heated up you are ready to start cooking! Give your egg mixture one last good whisking and then start placing your bread into the mixture one by one. Allow each slice to soak up some egg mixture on both sides before placing it into the preheated pan. Cook each slice on both sides until golden brown!
  4. Add butter or non-stick spray between slices to keep them from sticking and continue step three until you have used your egg mixture up entirely or until you have enough slices for everyone to enjoy.
  5. Serve your easy French toast warm with butter, maple syrup, or any other toppings you enjoy. (topping ideas in above text of this post)

Learning how to make French toast is not about secret ingredients or special tools. Let me show you how to make this incredibly indulgent breakfast and brunch staple!

 

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