Basic recipe for french toast

Basic recipe for french toast

Basic recipe for french toast
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Servings: 4
amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 6g31%
204 mg68%
563 mg24%
dietary fiber 2g7%
total sugar 8g
Vitamin C 0 mg0%
Calcium 218 mg17%
iron 4 mg21%
Potassium 260 mg6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) indicates how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories per day is used for general nutritional advice.

(Nutritional information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a delicious easy french toast recipe made with eggs, milk and bread. Serve this popular breakfast dish with butter and maple syrup. Round off a delicious savory and sweet brunch menu with bacon or sausage. Fruit and berries are also tasty alternatives.

French toast is easy: soak thick slices of bread in an egg and milk batter, then fry until crisp on the outside and cook the custard in the middle. It cooks quickly and is a great way to use up stale bread. This recipe uses just a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen, and it freezes incredibly well, so it's economical too.

Add a little sugar if you like to sweeten the batter, or add cinnamon and vanilla extract for a comforting touch. For a richer French toast, use thick slices of brioche bread or challah along with whole milk, light cream, or half. Or make a French toast dessert with hearty chunks of pound cake.

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“This French Toast recipe is perfect for Sunday brunch. You can use whatever bread you have left over from the week for this breakfast treat. Feel free to tweak the recipe with different toppings or just keep it in your fridge with the ingredients you already have.” – Tracy Wilk

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 Cup milk

  • 1 hyphen Salt

  • 1 teaspoon SugarOptional

  • 2 tablespoon butterfor the pan

  • 8 to 10 slices breadpreferably stale bread or stale bread from the day before

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    The spruce eats / Julia Hartbeck

  2. In a wide, shallow bowl or pie plate, crack the eggs and lightly beat them with a fork or whisk.

    The spruce eats / Julia Hartbeck

  3. Stir the milk, sugar and salt into the beaten eggs.

    The spruce eats / Julia Hartbeck

  4. Lightly grease a pan or griddle with butter. Set it on medium-low heat.

    The spruce eats / Julia Hartbeck

  5. Place the bread slices individually in the bowl or plate. Let the bread soak up the egg mixture for a few seconds, then gently turn it over to brush the other side. Coat only as many slices as you are baking at a time to avoid soggy French toast.

    The spruce eats / Julia Hartbeck

  6. Transfer the egg-brushed bread slices to the hot skillet or griddle. Heat slowly until the underside is golden brown. Flip and brown on the other side.

    The spruce eats / Julia Hartbeck

  7. Serve French Toast hot with butter and syrup or your favorite toppings. Enjoy.

    The spruce eats / Julia Hartbeck


  • Take thick slices of bread and let them soak just long enough to absorb the egg mixture, but not so long that it gets soggy.
  • Shortening or oil can also be used instead of butter when preparing the French toast. The amount needed depends on the size of the pan; Use just enough to cover the floor.
  • If you're serving the French toast all at once, keep the slices warm in the oven, set to 200 F or “Warm” setting, while you prepare additional batches.

recipe variations

  • Add an additional teaspoon or two of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and a teaspoon of cinnamon to the egg mixture for cinnamon-spiced French toast.
  • Use 1 part light cream, 1/2 part heavy cream or heavy cream for a silkier, richer batter.
  • For a change, you can use toppings instead of syrup for your French toast. Powdered sugar, chocolate chips or nuts, berries or a crumble mix or fruit compote are just a few delicious alternatives.
  • Improve your french toast game and make it French toast. Meaning “lost bread,” this French-influenced recipe from New Orleans uses allspice, cinnamon, and vanilla along with thick slices of French baguette.

Why Does French Toast Taste Too Eggy?

To create the classic custard flavor that makes French toast great, the egg-to-milk ratio is important. If the balance is off and you add too many eggs or too little milk, the finished French toast will have a scrambled egg-like flavor. As you expand or scale down this recipe, keep in mind that you will need 1/4 cup of milk for each egg.

Why is stale bread best for french toast?

Aside from adding the soaked bread to the pan right away, using dry, stale bread is key to avoiding soggy French toast. Fresh bread already has a lot of moisture, but the drier a bread is, the more room it has to soak up the custard. If you only have fresh bread that is still soft, dry it out before soaking it in the batter. However, you don't want to toast it. Instead, place the slices on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 275 F for about 10 minutes, or until the center is dry.

How to Freeze French Toast

Did you know you can freeze french toast? Make Bulk and Freeze French Toast for an Easy Breakfast: Place cooked and cooled French toast on a baking sheet, freeze for 1 hour, then place in freezer bags and seal. It has a shelf life of up to two months. Reheat the French toast in the toaster or skillet.

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