This Classic French Toast recipe is easy, uses simple pantry ingredients, and has a secret ingredient that makes a thicker batter with cinnamon sugar flavors that really set it apart. One of our family’s favorite breakfasts!
Classic French Toast
Saturday mornings are for breakfast: yummy, fancy, but easy breakfast! Now that I have little ones, “sleeping in” no longer happens. Scratch that; sleeping in no longer exists in my world! So in order to drag myself out of bed on the weekend I’ve got to envision something delicious to make for breakfast.
If I offered it up for a family vote, everyone would choose this classic french toast, or buttermilk pancakes, both of which I could enjoy on a weekly basis. 🙂
What are the ingredients for French Toast?
To make french toast, the ingredients you need are eggs, milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and thick slices of bread. This recipe also calls for flour – the secret ingredient that makes this french toast better than all the rest!
How to make easy French toast:
- Add of the ingredients, except the bread, to a blender or shallow dish and whisk well to combine.
- Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture, dredging them on both sides
- Place bread on the griddle
- Cook for a few minutes on each side
- Serve warm with syrup!
What is the best bread for french toast?
I love to use thick bread, like Texas toast or this Sara Lee Artesano bread when I make french toast. It’s also nice if the bread is a few days old, or slightly stale, (although that’s not a requirement).
For perfect French Toast, add flour to the batter.
I know, I know, most people do a double take when they see flour in this recipe. The flour helps to make the liquid more of a “batter” which will yield extra fluffy and delicious french toast. Flour is the secret ingredients!
You can whisk the batter by hand–you wont be able to get it completely smooth, but the small lumps of flour really wont matter when you cook it. You could also add all of the ingredients to a blender if you want, but don’t over-mix it.
What type of milk to use for French Toast:
When choosing what type of milk to use in your french toast, remember that milk with a higher fat content will make the batter creamier. Whole milk works great and you could even add a little splash of cream if you want. In the end, use whatever milk you have on hand (it’s not worth a trip to the grocery store!)
Equipment for French Toast:
I’ve found that an 11×7” baking pan or a deep dish pie pan work great to whisk the batter in and to soak two pieces of bread at once. Any shallow dish with sides will work.
I also use a griddle for cooking french toast. Heck, I use that thing for everything from pancakes and bacon to cooking tortillas.
What to serve on French Toast:
I love my French toast topped with fresh fruit, powdered sugar and good ol’ fashioned Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup! You could add a dollop of whipped cream, a sprinkle of coconut, or a drizzle of nutella.
You could sandwich the french toast together with something delicious in the middle, like this peanut butter banana stuffed french toast. Or, try rolling the bread around a sausage link to make these French toast sausage roll-ups.
Consider trying these breakfast favorites:
Easy Classic French Toast recipe that uses simple pantry ingredients, and has a secret ingredient that makes a thicker batter with cinnamon sugar flavors that really set it apart. One of our family's favorite breakfasts!
- 4 large eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 thick slices bread
Preheat griddle to 350 degrees F or or heat a skillet over medium heat. Grease well with butter.
Add all ingredients, except the bread, to a blender or to a shallow dish and whisk well to combine. If whisking by hand, it's okay if the flour doesn't mix in completely smooth.
Dip bread slices into the egg mixture, dredging them well on both sides, and place on hot, greased griddle or skillet.
Cook for a few minutes, until the bottom of the breads starts to get golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side the same.
Remove to a plate. Serve warm, with syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
*Find my tips for perfect French toast, above in the post.
Next time try overnight french toast!
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I originally shared this recipe in February 2015. Updated April 2018.
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