Making French Toast for your family is an easy and fantastic way to start the day! Follow my easy tips and tricks to make sure your French Toast is perfect, every time! Don’t miss my amazing Breakfast Strata, Apple Fritters, and Homemade Monkey Bread if you are looking for other amazing breakfast options!

Best French Toast Being Drizzled with Syrup.
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How to Make French Toast

This easy recipe will be your go-to for perfect French toast! It uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Topped with organic maple syrup (this is a must in our house) and you have the perfect breakfast!

Plate of French Toast Covered in Syrup and Butter.

What Kind of Bread is Used in French Toast?

I find that the easiest option is regular store-bought bread. No muss, no fuss. Just grab a loaf of your favorite white or whole wheat bread and get started! However, there are a few other options that I will use when I am feeling fancy:

  • Baguette
  • Challah
  • Brioche
  • 12-Grain 

It has been said that the optimum size for French toast is between 3/4 inch and 1 inch thick. I have found that the thicker the bread, the longer it needs to soak and therefore you run the risk of soggy French Toast. A loaf of bread from the grocery store is anywhere from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch thick and seems to work perfectly for this recipe.

And now, I even have French toast made with bread bowls! Check out my Air Fryer French Toast Bowls and Bananas Foster French Toast Bread Bowls!

How to Make French Toast and then stack and serve French Toast.

How do You Cook French Toast?

We prefer to make ours on a griddle set to 375°F. However, we have also made it in a skillet and found that they have a beautiful dark crust that can add some texture to any French Toast recipe. One trick is to add a pad of butter directly under each piece of bread as you cook it. I also have Air Fryer French Toast Sticks as another delicious way to cook breakfast.

No-Fail French Toast Stacked and Covered in Blueberries.

How to Serve French Toast

By far our favorite way to enjoy French toast is with butter and syrup! Occasionally I will sprinkle a little confectioners sugar on top. Other amazing options:

We have made french toast many times before, but this version is really, really, really good.  I have never added vanilla or sugar to the milk mixture before… such a ‘UFF-DA’ moment! (Sorry, I am part Norwegian.) And so easy!

Seriously… try it!  You will not be disappointed. This truly is the BEST French Toast!

Stacked French Toast Cut Into Showing Inside.

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4.88 from 8 votes

Best French Toast

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
A tried and true recipe, we love this no-fail French Toast!

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups (306 g) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, you can add more or less to your tastes
  • 10-12 slices bread
  • pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • Heat a griddle to 350°F to 375°F, greasing it if necessary.
  • Beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon with wire whisk until smooth.
  • Dip bread into egg mixture (do not soak it). Then place on griddle. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  • Serve with room-temperature butter, syrup, and fresh fruit.

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Reader Comments

  1. Great recipe! I didn’t have whole milk so I used half skim and half heavy cream. And, I used challah bread. Best french toast I’ve ever made!

  2. Cinnamon French toast is how we’ve made French toast as long as I can remember. I don’t order French toast in a restaurant because they don’t put cinnamon in the milk and eggs. Another recipe that isn’t the same without cinnamon is Texas sheet cake. ⚾️🍰.

  3. I, too, am diabetic. I do wish that you had had the courtesy of addressing Miki and Pat’s comments. Something would have been better than totally ignoring them. I do enjoy reading your recipes and occasionally making one.

    1. I am not diabetic. I do not, and will not, be offering options for diabetics because that is a serious health issue that requires expert advice as well as nutritional training. There are MANY diabetic-friendly websites that cater to folks with diabetes.

  4. I add to my egg mixture a flavored coffee creamer instead of milk…YUM! Also brown sugar and syrup!

  5. Hello. I made French toast for my very first time last week and I am 59 years old. 😊 I used briouch bread. Made it for 1. That 1 is me!
    I was in heaven. 💋 I’m generally a pancake gurl. I can’t wait to try out more of your Recipes. Thank you.
    Cynthia California 7/1/21

  6. I love french toast. I use 1/2&1/2 and seperate my eggs … I add the cinnamon,and vanilla to the yolks and beat the whites and sugar til foamy then mix every thing together. All your recipes are wonderful and love to riff off of them

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