The Best French Toast

French toast, was a recipe created to use up stale bread. There is nothing better than French toast for breakfast, with thick slices of bread, soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs with milk and cinnamon, toasted in a frying pan, and served with butter and maple syrup; then topped with powdered sugar.  This has to be one of our favorite breakfast dishes. I prefer the thicker bread to make this recipe, because I can’t stand “soggy” French toast, eww!  Add this recipe to your next morning’s breakfast or brunch gathering and be prepared for the compliments.

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4 large Eggs
2/3 cup Whole Milk
1/3 cup All-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. ground Cinnamon
8 slices thick Texas toast bread
Butter, for frying

In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients; the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.  Stir well to combine.

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Now in a larger bowl, combine the wet ingredients; the eggs, milk, and vanilla.  Using a whisk, beat until the eggs are well incorporated with the milk.

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Now add in the flour mixture into the egg mixture and using a whisk, once again; beat until well incorporated.  The batter will be thin and lumpy.  If you’d like, strain the mixture into a sieve to remove the lumps, but it’s not necessary.

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Now in a non-stick fry pan, on MEDIUM heat, add in a tablespoon of butter and allow it to melt.

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Place a slice of bread into the egg mixture and allow to soak on both sides for about 30 seconds.

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Place the bread into the fry pan and allow to cook for about 1 – 2 minutes on each side or until slightly browned and cooked.  Remove onto a serving plate and top with butter to allow to melt.  Continue cooking the rest of the bread slices.  SERVE immediately!

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32 thoughts on “The Best French Toast

  1. Hi everyone. Chamorita, you are so right about the flour being the secret ingredient. But pancake flour works really well too. You don’t need very much to make a thin custard like batter. Also remember not to have your stove on too high or over soaking the bread. French toast is one or my most favorite foods when it is made right.

  2. This will be tried…w/ coffee creamer, etc…in my endless search for Great French Toast! A suggestion from Cook’s Illustrated: separate eggs using only the yokes…eliminates the brown skin.

  3. Just wanted to say, we make french toast a lot. I definitely will giving this recipe a try. Also, we use our seal- a- meal. They freeze well.

  4. Since we have no kids in the house, my husband and I like to add a tablespoon or so of Amaretto to the batter when we make this!! Just adds a little more flavor…Otherwise, great!!

  5. I use Half and Half milk in my French toast. I like all ingredients except the flout….don’t need the added carbs!!

  6. Made this after dinner as a dessert surprise for my boyfriend and it didn’t turn out that well. I was upset that I didn’t get the same result as most of these ladies. The bread got too soggy and wouldn’t cook fully.

  7. I’ve never been able to make decent French toast. This worked! I used a Kaiser roll because it was the only bread in the house. Can’t wait to try coffee creamer in place of milk.

  8. Just made this for my family. It was a hit!! I usually do not like making French toast because it comes out mushy or too “eggy”. I used a thick artisan bread and it came out perfect. I will definitely make these again!

  9. Was really craving some French toast this morning and decided to make some! Found this recipe and loved it!! My siblings are demanding for more! Thank you!

  10. For variety–my grand kids favorite : Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich and
    then dip into the batter and brown both sides. When we make it together, they make the peanut butter and jelly sandwich while I make the batter. Fun and Yummy!

  11. I made this today for me my husband 2 very picky little boys and everyone loved it! It was really good it’s definitely something I will make again. I think next time I will try the vanilla coffee creamer in place of milk that’s a great idea!

  12. Try using french vanilla coffee creamer in place of milk and vanilla. I forgot to buy more milk once and was too lazy to go to the store… we had plenty french vanilla coffee creamer… long story short, this is the only way my family will eat it now.

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