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6 slices of french toast sitting on a white plate topped with maple syrup, side of fresh strawberries and blackberries.
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5 from 11 votes

Easy French Toast

A classic french toast recipe that's easy to make and perfect for breakfast or brunch! Thick slices of Texas toast soaked in an egg mixture with cinnamon and vanilla, and then grilled and oven baked to perfection!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Amanda Mason

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk, 2% or whole
  • 2 Tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, salted
  • 1 loaf Texas Toast

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Slice the Texas toast into 3 columns so you have "sticks".
  • Next, place the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix together with a handheld whisk until well combined.
  • Place a large skillet on the stove top and set the heat to medium-high. Melt the butter in the skillet until completely melted.
  • In batches, take 3-4 slices of bread and dip them into the egg mixture, one at a time. Soak for about 3-4 seconds each until they're slightly saturated. Place each slice in the skillet where the butter has melted.
  • Let each piece cook for about 4-5 minutes and then flip using a spatula. Each piece should look like this when flipped over. If you don't have that golden brown glow on each piece, you flipped them over too soon. Once you turn the toast over, cook until the other side is browned. Repeat with the remaining slices.
  • Once all the slices have been browned, place them on a cookie sheet. Bake each piece for 7-10 minutes. The goal is to get the each piece of bread to a slight crisp.
  • Remove from the oven, serve on a plate, and add butter and syrup.

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Notes

  • The best bread for French toast is Texas Toast. Other good bread options include sourdough bread, brioche bread, and white country loaf. Using a bread that is a day old and a little dry works amazingly well.
  • Any type of milk works well with this recipe (1%, 2%, whole, etc.). Heavy cream also works!
  • Don't skip the baking part. This method is what makes this recipe so good!
  • You can freeze this recipe by putting leftover slices in a freezer safe container.
  • To reheat, bake them in the oven at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
  • If you're gluten free, you can very easily turn this into a gluten free recipe. All you need to do is switch out regular Texas Toast with a gluten free loaf of bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 4slices | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 8.5mg