This French Toast recipe makes a stack of golden brown French toast with a hint of cinnamon topped with maple syrup and powdered sugar.
My husband Brian makes the best breakfast foods for us! He recently made French toast and I knew we had to share the recipe here so that you can make it too.
How To Make French Toast
If you’re wondering how to make French toast, we’ve got you covered with this easy, delicious French toast recipe! With just a few basic ingredients, you can start the day off with a fabulous breakfast.
Start by preheating a griddle or a skillet to medium heat. While it is heating up, put the whole milk, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt in a wide, shallow bowl.
Mix the ingredients until combined and slightly foamy.
Lay a slice of texas toast bread in the egg mixture and allow it to sit for several seconds so that it can soak up some of the liquid.
What kind of bread should I use for French toast?
We used texas toast bread to make the French toast in this recipe. Texas toast bread is thick slices of white bread that hold up well when making French toast. Other popular choices are French bread, brioche, and cinnamon swirl bread. Most of the breads work best if they are a day old.
Then, flip the slice of bread over so that the second side can soak up the egg mixture as well.
Can I use this French Toast recipe to make other flavors?
Yes this French toast recipe is a great starting point to any other flavors you want to make. Here are a few ideas:
- Pumpkin Spice: Add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the egg batter and top the French toast with pumpkin butter and maple syrup.
- Apple Pie: Increase the ground cinnamon to 1 teaspoon and add 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon of ground allspice. Top with fried apples or apple pie filling.
- Chocolate: Use chocolate milk instead of plain or add cocoa powder to the egg batter. Top with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
Grease the griddle or skillet with butter and then transfer the coated slice of bread from the bowl to the hot griddle. I like to use a slotted turner because it helps keep the wet bread intact while transferring.
Continue coating the remaining slices of bread with the egg mixture and placing them on the griddle.
Cook the French toast on both sides until golden brown.
What toppings go on French toast?
For this French toast recipe, we went with the classic butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar. We also love peanut butter on our French toast. Other toppings include caramel syrup, chocolate sauce, Nutella, whipped cream, sliced strawberries, and sliced bananas.
What should I serve with French toast?
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