Easy French Toast covered with maple syrup and powdered sugar on a white plate next to a bowl of strawberry yogurt parfait and a glass of milk (with logo overlay)

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.

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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 comes from my dad. He always made it when we were growing up. I don’t think we’ve changed it at all since then, either!

When I had sleepovers, my dad would be making a loaf of French Toast in the morning. My friends always knew this! 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!

Two young boys helping prepare french toast

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.

Easy French Toast Step by Step


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


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.

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 toast warm with maple syrup. You can also garnish with a dusting of powdered sugar, and fresh fruit goes well with the meal.

French toast slices covered with syrup and powdered sugar on a white and grey plate with yogurt parfait behind and a glass of milk


Originally Published On: March 5, 2017

Last Updated On: August 23, 2019

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
Servings: 4 servings
5 from 6 votes


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

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  • 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.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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38 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.

    1. I never thought about making that mixture as scrambled eggs. It makes sense, though, since it’s so good on the bread! I’ll have to do that with the leftovers next time instead of just throwing it out.

  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.

  7. 5 stars
    I have always loved french toast. When my boys were younger, they loved anything sweet. I would put bananas and strawberries on it just to get them to enjoy it even more. That looks simply delicious and is making me hungry just looking at it. Great recipe for any day.

  8. Wow this looks beautiful!! I love a good slice or two of french toast and not made any in years. I am going to try this out on friday xx

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