Classic French Toast

Here it is. Plain and simple. Classic French Toast. My family’s favorite breakfast.

I’ve tried many, many…{oh the many!} breakfast recipes on my children and this one, hands down gets gobbled up the quickest. This past weekend my kidos were so excited to wake up to the smell of this hot off the griddle…theres nothing that gets them out of bed quicker!  Serve with butter, warm syrup, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Mmmmmm…there is a reason this dish is on every breakfast restaurant menu! 

Not only is this delicious….it’s easy to make, great for guests, a use for day- old bread, and it freezes well! Just place individual French Toasts in glad bags, freeze, when ready -pop em right into the toaster! 

I purchase my bread from a restaurant called “Menches” nearby, but any Texas Toast style bread will do! Ohhh how I miss bread, I can smell the yeast through this computer screen. Ahhhh, one of my favorite smells!!!!! Do they bottle that?

So simple…Eggs, milk and vanilla. Pierce each yolk, then whisk.  I use 1 egg per 1 slice of thick bread. If you are using regular sliced bread 1 egg per 2 slices will do.

I use a 9×13 pan.

Lay your bread in the egg mixture and turn to coat both sides.

Butter your skillet or griddle {set on medium to medium/high heat} and lay your french toast out…sprinkle with cinnamon.

Flip and let cook until golden brown on both sides. You really want to have your heat set on a medium-medium/high heat instead of a high heat. Your egg batter is absorbed into the bread and you want to make sure it cooks. If you have your heat on high, you will get crispy french toast on the outside and soggy on the inside {yuck}….so, keep it on med to med/high heat.

Serve with warm syrup, butter and a spindle of powdered sugar!

{you may also serve with cinnamon and sugar, blueberries, bananas, strawberries, etc} 



4.5 from 2 reviews
Classic French Toast
Serves: 6-8
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  • 12 slices Texas-style bread
  • 12 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • butter {for melting in skillet}
  • cinnamon {for sprinkling}
  • {butter, syrup, and powdered sugar for topping}
  1. In a 9x13 pan beat eggs, milk and vanilla together.
  2. Coat both sides of each piece of bread with egg mixture.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet or on a griddle heated to medium-medium/high heat.
  4. Place coated bread on skillet and sprinkle with cinnamon. Let cook for appx 4 mins until golden brown. Flip and repeat.
  5. Serve with butter and warm syrup!



  1. Janelle, I heard Bath & Body Works has a candle scented like fresh baked bread! I haven’t seen it myself, but sounds yummy – although it could make us crave it more!!! Your french toast looks amazing!

  2. Ever try it with banana or raisin bread? It is heavonly!

  3. This is also the favorite breakfast around our house. And — the husband is always the breakfast cook. We have cinnamon raisen bread from the bread machine at our daughter’s home whenever she makes French toast. It’s so yummy!

  4. Ooh, this looks so yummy! It brings back memories when I homeschooled the kids we had this at least once a week. But I haven’t made it in forever! Thanks for sharing!

  5. If you ever try this recipe with gluten free bread, let me know how it turns out!

  6. We just had this for dinner tonight! 5 stars :)!!
    Love ya,

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