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).
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!
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!
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:
- fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), strawberry sauce
- powdered sugar
- whipped cream
- Buttermilk syrup, Cinnamon Buttermilk Syrup, maple syrup
- Nutella, peanut butter, cookie butter
- bacon bits
- lemon curd
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.
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Easy French Toast Recipe
- 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
- fruit, powdered sugar, whipped cream, buttermilk syrup
- 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.
We LOVE to make french toast on the weekends! One of my favorite breakfasts!
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!
Such a yummy looking breakfast, loVE it!
This french toast looks like perfection! I bet it’s scrumptious!
This recipe is king around here. So failproof ans delicious.
This looks like a delicious easter morning breakfast!! My family would love it!!
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.
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!
ThIs recipe was a hit with my kids. Next time ill make a double batch to freeze for busy school mornings.