Easy French Toast

Easy French Toast

French Toast is an easy recipe to make for breakfast and doesn't take too many ingredients. It's a great way to use any almost-stale bread.

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.

Easy French Toast

Recipe

Easy French Toast

French Toast

French Toast is an easy recipe to make for breakfast and doesn’t take too many ingredients. It’s a great way to use any almost-stale bread.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, toast
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 slices bread

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts
French Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 175mg5%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 thoughts on “Easy French Toast”

  1. I love love love french toast and so does everyone in my house! This is exactly how I make it too! Not gonna lie, I prefer breakfast foods for every meal, especially french toast! Lol

  2. My dad always did crepes or waffles when I had sleepovers. I think it’s awesome when dads have a reputation with your friends. This sounds so delicious and french toast is one of my breakfast favs!

  3. French toast is definitley one of our favorites when it comes to breakfast food. This looks like it would be so simple and delicious.

  4. I love French Toast! Using the square container is a genius idea. I have lots of those around and will put the to use this weekend when I try this recipe.

  5. French toast is one of my favorite breakfast foods. I love cooking it for my kiddos and adding bananas or powdered sugar.

  6. YES! This is pretty much exactly how I make French toast. My girls’ favorite bread options are rainbow bread (which is hunks of colored dough put together in a loaf pan – bakery special at our local store) and cinnamon-raisin bread.

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