A classic French Toast Recipe that is soaked in an egg, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon mixture. Then pan-fried to golden perfection for a great breakfast idea.
This classic French Toast is a delicious and easy recipe to make with only a few ingredients. Top it with a sprinkling of powdered sugar, warm maple syrup, and fresh fruit for a complete breakfast.
What Is French Toast
Even though it’s called French it really isn’t. Legion has it this recipe was created by a man named Joseph French in 1724. If this legion is true then I would like to thank Joseph for this delightful recipe.
French Toast has a way of starting the morning off on a good note. I mean you have this thick bread that is soaked in a yummy custard. Then fried to a golden crispy perfection. Pair this toast with warm maple syrup and fresh fruit for an amazing breakfast.
Growing up we live a few hours away from my grandparent’s house. So when we visited we would stay the night. I can remember my grandma making the best French toast ever for breakfast.
Going off of my memory of how she did it I’m going to share it with you today.
The Best Bread To Use
You can make this recipe with many types of bread. Like sandwich bread, Challah bread, sourdough bread, or Texas Toast. These all are great to use for this recipe. Just as long as they are a thicker sliced bread.
The thicker sliced bread will absorb the custard better. To thin of bread will absorb too much of the custard making it soggy. My favorite bread to use it Texas Toast.
How To Make The Best French Toast
To start you will need to whisk the eggs in a dish that is easy to place the pieces of bread into for dipping. I like to use a pie dish for this part.
Whisking the eggs well to break up the yolks. You can use a whisk or a fork like I do, whichever you prefer.
Once I have that done I will add the milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into the eggs and whisk these all together well.
If you have a milk intolerance then you could substitute the milk for almond milk. For more richer custard you could also use a heavy cream.
The cinnamon adds a little sweet yet spiciness to the toast. However, you can omit this if you like. Since I have a couple of people that don’t like cinnamon, I don’t always add it to my French Toast.
Once you have the custard mixture ready, soak the piece of bread on both sides in the custard. Just enough to get a good coating. Place the custard soaked bread onto a heated fry pan or griddle pan that was sprayed with cooking spray.
Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes or until done. The French Toast will have a nice golden color to it.
Quick and easy breakfast
This is a simple and easy breakfast to have any day of the week or for a special Sunday breakfast. Top the toast with warm maple syrup and fresh fruit for an even more amazing taste.
What I love about this simple recipe is that you can freeze it. I make sure that the toast is completely cooled before I place two pieces into a ziplock baggie.
Place it in the freezer and it will last up to 3 months. Pop the two pieces of toast into the microwave for a few seconds to reheat for a great breakfast any time.
French toast brings back that memory of my grandma making it for me when I was a kid. It’s one of my favorite breakfast recipes.
French toast with sausage links and a nice cup of coffee makes for a great start to a relaxing Sunday morning.
Answering the question “what’s there to eat” ~ Jen
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A classic French Toast Recipe that has been soaked in an egg, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon mixture. Then pan-fried to perfection.
- 6-8 LArge Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tablespoons Milk
- 8 Slices Texas Toast Bread
Crack the eggs into a pie dish or a large enough bowl for the bread to go in. Beat the eggs in a pie dish until the yolks are smooth.
Add the cinnamon, vanilla extra, and milk to the egg mixture. Mix all the ingredients together.
Place a piece of the Texas Toast into the batter and let it soak up the custard. Making sure to coat both sides of the bread with the custard.
Place the custard soaked bread onto a hot griddle pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. You can use whatever type of fry pan you have.
Cook on medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes, flip the bread with the spatula. Cook the other side for 3-4 minutes. The French toast will have a golden color to it.