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Easy to make French Toast

Updated on September 5, 2014
French Toast with raspberry preserves
French Toast with raspberry preserves

French Toast for Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. How about starting off your day with French Toast?

This recipe is so easy! The secret to great french toast is in using tasty bread.

I like to serve this with raspberry preserves.

I updated this page to include a new holiday version of this great breakfast. I call it Egg Nog French Toast. I got the idea from one of the comments that I read. Try this! It is great!

Easy to cook and clean on non stick pans. I have also used cast iron pans. They are great for making french toast!

When using this cookware, be sure to allow the pans to cool before you clean them. I learned the hard way and when I got my glass top stove I had to replace all of my pots and pans because the bottoms of the pans were warped.

Another tip, rinse the empty bowl which contained the egg mixture with cool water. Rinsing with hot water will cause the egg to cook onto the dish and make it harder to clean.

Frying up french toast in my Calphalon pans
Frying up french toast in my Calphalon pans

French Toast

When making french toast, it is important to pick good bread.

I prefer bread from the bakery, or home made, but any bread you love the taste of will be a good choice.

If getting bread from the bakery, ask them not to slice it. Some bakeries will slice it thick, but not many. I take the bread home unsliced. This way I can cut it into thick slices for the best french toast ever!

I like to use day old bread so that it will not absorb too much egg mixture. If using fresh bread, do not leave it in the egg mixture very long. Dip it and remove immediately. Day old bread, or older, is usually used because the fresh bread gets too soggy when dipped into the egg mixture.

I don't usually measure the milk. I gave you the approximate amount to use in the recipe (exact amounts are not required) so you can get the feel for how it will look. Eventually you will be able to make it without a measuring cup. I just crack 2 eggs in a bowl, then pour milk over the eggs until I see the yolks peaking out. Then I poke a fork into the yolks to break them and start to scramble. You only have to mix the eggs and milk enough that they look blended. If there are a few pieces that are not mixed in, that is ok. It will make it look more interesting when they are done because they will have white streaks running through them.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 4 servings

French Toast Ingredients

  • 8 slices Bread, one or more days old
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Butter, or more, to coat pan

French Toast Instructions

  1. Crack 2 eggs in a bowl. Cover the eggs with milk so that you can still see the yolks peaking out. Put you fork into the yolks to break and scramble with the fork.
  2. Dip sliced, day old, bread into the bowl to soak up the egg mixture.
  3. Place frying pan over medium heat until the sides of the pan are hot to touch. Add butter to coat bottom of pan.
  4. Add the bread to the pan and fry until lightly browned. Flip the toast over and fry the other side.
  5. Serve with syrup, powdered sugar, or preserves.

Gather your ingredients

Gather your ingredients
Gather your ingredients

Mix it up!


Fry It!

Fry It!
Fry It!

Eat it! And when done, save the extras for another day by cooling and storing.

Eat it! And when done, save the extras for another day by cooling and storing.
Eat it! And when done, save the extras for another day by cooling and storing.

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Scrambled eggs with milk
Scrambled eggs with milk

Left over egg mixture?

Make scrambled eggs!

If you have any egg mixture left over, fry it up in the pan after you are done frying the toast. It makes a great moist scrambled egg. Season the scrambled egg with salt and pepper to taste and you have an additional treat!

Egg Nog French Toast
Egg Nog French Toast

Egg Nog French Toast

Special treat for a winter breakfast

Winter Egg Nog French Toast. It is good any time of year though.

Winter Egg Nog French Toast is something that even the kids will love! It is easy to make and tastes great!

This recipe was inspired by Susan52 when she commented on my lens. She adds cinnamon and vanilla to her recipe. That made me think of my recipe for Egg Nog. It is similar enough to the french toast mixture, I thought it may make a fantastic treat on a cold winter morning. Or for anytime you would like to try it.

This time I measured my ingredients. I don't normally do that when making french toast, but since I was adding sugar and vanilla, I didn't want either one of them over powering the mixture.

1 C. Milk (I used skim, but use what you like)

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp sugar

1/8 tsp nutmeg

7 pieces of bread. Mine was whole wheat purchased from the neighborhood bakery.

2 pats of butter

Red raspberry preserves

Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix it up real good with a fork. I stab the yolk with the fork to get it started.

Put the pan on the burner to preheat while you start dipping the bread into the egg mixture. When the sides of the pan feels hot to the touch add a pat of butter to coat the bottom of the pan.

Fry the bread for a few minutes on each side until lightly browned.

Serve with Red Raspberry Preserves, or add your topping of choice.

This recipe made 7 slices of french toast. I ate 4 slices. It was so good I couldn't stop at 2. Since I didn't have any company for breakfast, I have 3 slices left over. I think that is good! ha ha! I get to eat it for breakfast tomorrow.

What to do with left over french toast:

Let left over slices of toast cool on a wire rack.

Place in a plastic bag or other container in the refrigerator or freezer.

To serve, just thaw if necessary and pop into the toaster. It reheats like a dream!

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

You'll want to use Pure Vanilla Extract - Taste the difference between artificial and pure vanilla

Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract
Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract

When I make my french toast, I always use pure vanilla extract.

It give a slight, but distinctive flavor advantage over the artificial kinds.


Calphalon Unison - Made in USA

I bought mine at Macy's. The Unison pans are made in the USA. Not all Calphalon pans are, so if this is important to you, then you might want to know this.

I love my pans. Clean up has never been easier. I couldn't find a 13 inch frying pan on Amazon, but that is my favorite!

I used a Calphalon non stick pan. I love my pans!

Wearing Aprons

Do you wear an apron? I always try to remember to wear an apron. Keeps my clothes from being spoiled.

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Cooking is more enjoyable when you are wearing a cute apron. - They help keep the spills off you clothes too!

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What do you eat for breakfast?

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      My dear! I too have tried eggnog french toast -- haven't really made it since I have been divorced -- used to make it a lot for the now ex-hubby. You've tickled my tastebuds -- I'll have to get a couple of ingredients that I don't usually stock and make some. Yumm.

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      steadytracker lm 4 years ago

      I love French toast. A very informational lens. Thank you for taking the time to share it.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I LOVE French toast and I like all your tips. I never miss breakfast. It's the most important meal of the day.

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      ChroniclesofaWa 5 years ago

      Now, you just made me hungry. :)

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Yes, always eat breakfast. Thanks for sharing your french toast recipe. I must try making it with eggnog like you suggest. My family always enjoyed french toast with apple butter. Yummy. Blessings**

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice lens

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      The egg nog french toast sounds like a winner. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      All depends really I try not to get out just Biscuits. Your recipe sounds very yummy though.

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      June Nash 5 years ago

      @lewisgirl: Mmmm! Fresh syrup! Sounds delicious!

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      lewisgirl 5 years ago

      Very nice! The only thing I do differently is add lots of cinnamon. We have easy access to pure maple syrup. So I warm the syrup. You are right, good bread is the first step.

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      Mamabyrd 5 years ago

      My daughters love french toast. I usually make up a big batch and feeze it for later. I will have to try the eggnog french toast. I think my husband would really enjoy it.

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      June Nash 5 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: Your welcome. It is basically scrambled eggs. I hate throwing away the left overs. :)

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Mmm, this french toast looks good! I've never thought of cooking up the leftover mixture, thanks for the good idea!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very good info - sounds tasty to me! :) Also, I do eat breakfast, having a cup of yogurt right now!

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      Bellezza-Decor 6 years ago from Canada

      I know what I'm having for breakfast ~ French Toast!

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      SecondHandJoe LM 6 years ago

      Oh Yea! Eggnog french toast after Christmas!! Again, WOW!

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I've been experimenting with challah bread lately, that's made an incredible french toast. However it needs to be cut thin or it takes forever to cook. Nice photos and tips!

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      JohnMichael2 6 years ago

      waffles! and oatmeal and cold cereal .. eggs & sausage on weekends with hash browns

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Hubby would eat French toast every day if I didn't complain. We alternate and have oatmeal every other day. My secret for yummy French toast: add 1 tsp. vanilla and a shake or 3 of cinammon ... mmmmmmmmmmmmm. And of course start with great bread.

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      Jackie Block 6 years ago from SE Michigan

      @JuneNash: Eggnogg French Toast sounds intriguing. Let us know how it turns out!

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      krakensquid 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      June Nash 6 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: As a child we always used strawberry preserves. When I got married, my husband introduced me to the raspberry preserves and I haven't gone back to strawberry since! I'm glad I was able to stir up some good memories.

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      June Nash 6 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Sounds like a nice addition. Maybe add a little sugar with the vanilla and nutmeg instead of the cinnamon. It will be an eggnog french toast. Mmmm. I think I may try it!

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      French toast was always served at slumber parties when I was growing up. Just the smell of French toast brings back memories of those times whenever I get a chance to enjoy it for breakfast. Raspberry preserves sound like a winner too.

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love French toast for breakfast! We add cinnamon and a little bit of vanilla to ours.