This easy French Toast recipe is the BEST, with a thicker batter and cinnamon sugar flavors that really set it apart. It’s one of our family’s favorite breakfasts!

Want more breakfast recipes? Try Biscuits and Gravy, Eggs Benedict and Belgian Waffles!

A plate with two slices of french toast cut in half with powdered sugar and syrup drizzled on top, next to two slices of bacon.

If I offered up breakfast options for a family vote, everyone would choose this classic French Toast recipe, served with fresh fruit, syrup and whipped cream! We’ve been making it for decades, and it’s truly the best french toast recipe!

How to Make French Toast:

Combine Ingredients: Add of the ingredients, except the bread, to a blender or shallow dish and mix to combine.

Two images showing an egg based batter being blended in a small blender.

Dip Bread: Dip each bread slice into the egg mixture, dredging on both sides.

Two slices of bread being dipped into a batter.

Cook: Place bread on hot greased griddle or large skillet. Cook for a few minutes on each side, until golden.

Golden homemade French Toast on a griddle.

Serve: I love to serve this easy french toast warm, with homemade syrup and a side of berries!

Two stacked slices of the best French Toast with powdered sugar, syrup, and a side of bacon.

Ingredients Notes:

Bread: I recommend using thick sliced bread, like Sara Lee Artesano, Texas Toast, or leftover homemade bread. It’s nice (but not necessary) if the bread is a few days old, or slightly stale. We also loving using thick slices of cinnamon bread or brioche!

Flour: My Secret Ingredient! The flour helps to make more of a “batter” for dipping the bread, which yields extra fluffy and delicious french toast. If mixing the batter by hand, start by mixing flour and eggs, then add the milk and remaining ingredients.

Milk: Any kind of milk will work (even dairy free), but the the higher fat milk, the creamier the batter will be. Whole milk works great and you could even add a little splash of cream if you want.

All of the ingredients needed for the best French Toast recipe.

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Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To Make Ahead: The batter can be made 1-2 days ahead of time, depending on the freshness of your ingredients. 

To Freeze: Allow french toast to cool completely and store in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Rewarm on a skillet, in the toaster, or for a few seconds in the microwave.

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Recipe

Two slices of the best French Toast cut in half and served with powdered sugar, syrup, and a side of bacon.
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 15 mins
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Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat griddle to 350 degrees F or or heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add all ingredients, except the bread, to a blender or to a shallow dish and whisk well to combine. If whisking by hand, mix flour and eggs together first, then add remaining ingredients.
  • Dip bread slices into the batter, 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.

Notes

Bread: I like to use thick sliced bread, like Sara Lee Artesano, Texas Toast, or leftover homemade bread. It’s nice (but not necessary) if the bread is a few days old, or slightly stale. Even try using cinnamon toast, or brioche!
Flour: My Secret Ingredient! The flour helps to make more of a “batter” for dipping the bread, which yields extra fluffy and delicious french toast. 
Milk: Any kind of milk will work (even dairy free), but the the higher fat milk, the creamier the batter will be. Whole milk works great and you could even add a little splash of cream if you want.
Make Ahead Instructions: The batter can be made 1-2 days ahead of time, depending on the freshness of your ingredients. 
Freezing Instructions: Allow french toast to cool completely and store in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Rewarm on a skillet, in the toaster, or for a few seconds in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 122mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 156IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg

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I originally shared this recipe in February 2015. Updated April 2018, June 2021 and October 2022.

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  1. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe! I used buttermilk this morning, and it was a big hit. Love the addition of flour and the proportions of eggs to milk. Thanks!

  2. I’m going to take this this weekend, but I’ll use sourdough bread. It gives a little bite that blends with the sweetness so well.

  3. Awesome recipe. Tastes fantastic. Recommend using metric weight measurements as measuring 1/3 cups is sort arbitrary

  4. Love the recipe, similar to French Toast made for decades, love the addition of flour. One thing different I do, instead of sugar, add couple tablespoons maple syrup…helps brown it up nicely, and what a great flavor …cut calories since not needing additional syrup. Also, I add freshly rasped nutmeg…so strong a flavor, only need few swipes on the rasp, but what a diff from the pre-packaged stuff.

  5. 5 stars
    As Tony the tiger says, GREEEAAAT! 😋
    We drink 2% milk, so I added 1/4 Cup of Half & Half, along with the 2/3 Cup of 2% milk. I used thick slices of homemade white bread.
    Absolutely the best French Toast I’ve ever eaten!
    Next time I will try adding blueberries with Sara Lee Artesano , thank you berry much!
    By the way, your not a single mom of 4 are you?!

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