Easy French Toast

Easy french toast topped with syrup, fresh berries, and dusted with powdered sugar is a much-loved classic breakfast recipe!

Scrambled eggs and bacon make the perfect sides for french toast. You could also have a smoothie (like our Strawberry Banana, Peach, or Kale smoothies).

Classic French Toast Recipe with berries on plate

Fluffy + Delish

French toast is one of my favorite sweet breakfast meals. I love how easy it is to make and it is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser. You can make a ton of it to feed a crowd, or enough for just two.

Sometimes we’ll even get a loaf of cinnamon swirl bread, or apple crumble to change this up a bit and make extra fancy french toast.

My family loves to have a little station with french toast toppings so we can customize our own plate just the way we want it!

Egg batter in a white bowl

French Toast batter

The batter for french toast is the most important part. Good thing making it is the easiest part too! 

Our batter has just enough cinnamon, sugar and vanilla to make it sweet and delicious. I like to add more cinnamon than it calls for but feel free to add as much or as little as you want.

BATTER. Whisk the milk, eggs and egg yolks together. Add cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar. Whisk until smooth.

Note: I like to use a fork to help flip the bread from side to side when soaking it in the egg mixture. Don’t worry if your bread breaks a little bit when flipping- you can use your clean fingers to grab the bread if that’s easier!

Bread dipped in egg batter.

How to Make French Toast

PREP. Heat up a frying pan over medium heat. Butter the pan once it’s hot.

COOK. After you have dipped the slice of bread into the egg batter (soaking each bread slice in the mixture until it is saturated – about 10-15 second per side), put it on the pan and cook each side until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes per side).

SERVE french toast hot with your favorite toppings.

Here are some of our favorites:

Best French Toast Recipe cooking on skillet

RECIPE Tips + FAQ

There are so many different kinds of bread you can use for making french toast—regular sliced bread works great!

If you want to kick it up a notch, try using thick slices of french bread. I love using slices of sourdough bread, Texas Toast, or even cinnamon bread – so yummy and a different taste! We’ve also done croissants and have even made pound cake french toast!

How to make ahead of time? Just wrap a few slices in plastic wrap and FREEZE them in a freezer bag in the freezer. Eat within 1-2 months for best quality.

How to reheat? Place frozen toast on a foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. You can also use a toaster.

This recipe is a family favorite! I just know you’re going to love it. If you try it, leave a comment below with how you like it and any tips for other readers.

Easy French Toast recipe with berries on plate

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Easy French Toast Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Is there anything better than fluffy french toast topped with syrup, fresh berries, and dusted with powdered sugar? You are going to love this classic breakfast recipe!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 367 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 slices brioche bread toasted or slightly stale
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Toppings

  • fruit, powdered sugar, whipped cream, buttermilk syrup

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl or cake pan, whisk milk, eggs and egg yolks together. Add sugar, cinnamon, salt and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
  • Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated, 10–15 seconds per side.
  • Heat butter on a griddle or in a frying pan over medium heat. Add bread slices and cook until golden brown, 2–3 minutes per side.
  • Serve hot with your favorite toppings.

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Notes

Make Ahead: Wrap a few slices individually in plastic wrap and freeze them in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Eat within 1–2 months for best quality. 
To reheat: Place frozen toast on a foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8–10 minutes. You can also use a toaster.
Kick it up a notch: Try using thick slices of French bread, sourdough or even cinnamon bread.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love French toast! I would much rather have it over pancakes or waffles. This was a super easy recipe & so good! My family loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    My grandkids will take french toaSt for breakfast, dinner or any time of the day. For a quick meal this is one of there top choices.

  3. 5 stars
    My family Loves breakfast, I am not a huge breakfast person… but when french toast is on the menu, you can count me in. Great recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    ThIs recipe was a hit with my kids. Next time ill make a double batch to freeze for busy school mornings.