Every now and then we have a loaf of bread that is starting to get old, so we use it all up by making French Toast for breakfast. My recipe for French Toast comes from my dad and the way he always made it when we were growing up. I don’t think we’ve changed it at all since then, either!
My friends always knew, when I had sleepovers, my dad would be making a loaf of French Toast in the morning. He would wake before everyone else and get it started, then come wake us up as he was setting it all on the table. It was a perfect sleepover breakfast!
The boys enjoy a sweet breakfast, and Tyler would probably eat 4 or 5 pieces of this on his own if we let him! It’s also a recipe that is easy for them to help with. Tyler has been learning how to crack an egg without getting it all over the place or shell in the recipe. Ryan just likes to help stir.
French Toast is a very easy recipe and only takes a few minutes to throw together. Every Sunday we have “Big Breakfast Sunday” and this is one of our go-to recipes when we didn’t have anything planned. Another favorite is Bisquick Pancakes if you are looking for easy breakfast ideas.
Step by Step
Heat a flat skillet over medium heat. You can use a regular rounded skillet, but the flat pan allows you to cook more at once, and is easier to flip the toast. If you aren’t using sandwich bread, slice the bread.
In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla. I find that our square leftover container works well for this since it’s about the size of a slice of bread.
Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture. Make sure each side of the bread is generously coated with the eggs and let any excess drip off.
Place the bread on your skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
Flip the bread and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Make sure both sides are browned and the egg mixture has cooked and is no longer moist on the bread. If you have to, flip back over for another minute or two.
Serve the French Toast warm with maple syrup. You can also garnish with a dusting of powdered sugar, and fresh fruit goes well with the meal.
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 slices bread
- Heat a flat pan over medium heat
- In a wide shallow bowl combine the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract
- Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides and place on the skillet for 2-3 minutes
- Once the bread has browned on the bottom, flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes
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