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A plate full of sliced french toast sprinkled with syrup and powdered sugar, berries on the side and a towel in the background.
Classic French Toast
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

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! 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Unit: cup, large, teaspoon, thick slice
Servings: 8
Calories: 159 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 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
  1. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees F or or heat a skillet over medium heat. Grease well with butter.

  2. 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. 

  3. Dip bread slices into the egg mixture, dredging them well on both sides, and place on hot, greased griddle or skillet.

  4. 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. 

  5. Remove to a plate. Serve warm, with syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Find my tips for perfect French toast, above in the post. 


Next time try overnight french toast!

Nutrition Facts
Classic French Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 108mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 3%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.