French toast, a timeless breakfast classic loved by many, is not just about soaking bread in eggs and milk. Whether enjoyed as a leisurely weekend treat or a quick weekday indulgence, French toast holds a special place in our hearts. If you are looking for more sweet breakfast ideas, make sure to check out our Breakfast Blueberry Crisp.

A plate of french toast from the side, topped with berries and being drizzled in maple syrup.

Tips for Perfect French Toast

  • Bread Selection: Opt for thick slices of bread like Texas toast, sourdough, brioche, or challah, which will absorb the egg mixture without becoming soggy.
  • Soaking Time: Dip the bread into the egg mixture slightly (without soaking), just long enough to ensure thorough flavor infusion and moist texture.
  • Cooking Temperature: Use a medium-low heat in your griddle. This will prevent burning and ensure even cooking.

Substitutions and Add-Ons

Elevate your French toast with a variety of toppings such as:

  • fresh fruits
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • whipped cream
  • confectioners sugar.


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To freeze place individual slices on a baking sheet until frozen, then transfer to a freezer bag. Reheat in a toaster or oven for a quick breakfast. Revive leftovers by reheating in a toaster, oven, or skillet until warmed through. Avoid microwaving to prevent sogginess.

A plate of french toast from the side, topped with berries and being drizzled in maple syrup.

French Toast

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
French toast: A classic breakfast dish of bread soaked in egg mixture, fried until golden, and topped with syrup or fruit.


French Toast

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 10-12 slices thick bread, such as Texas toast, or brioche


  • unsalted butter (softened), for topping
  • maple syrup, for topping
  • fresh fruit, for topping


  • Heat a griddle to 350°F, and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon with wire whisk until smooth.
  • Dip bread into egg mixture, adequately coating all sides. Place the coated bread on the hot griddle and cook for 2-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  • Serve, topped with butter, syrup, and fresh fruit.

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