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How Do You Make French Toast? Why Simple Homemade Food is Better

Updated on November 21, 2012

So How Do You Make French Toast Anyway?

I hope you have had the wonderful experience of enjoying homemade food - that's food prepared at home, from a few simple basic ingredients. There seems to be a sort of magic associated with food that is prepared at home.

When I was younger and still living at home, I can remember being warmly bundled under the covers in bed on a bitterly cold Colorado winter morning and waking to the wondrous aroma of coffee and French Toast being prepared by my mother.

These days, with so much pre-cooked, prepared and processed foods, homemade cooking is becoming increasingly rare. It doesn't have to be for you - making homemade food is easy is you know how and if the process is simple. Basic French Toast is just such a recipe - it's easy to make at home and just about everyone loves it.

So - Just how do you make homemade French Toast? Follow these simple instructions and make breakfast special for your loved ones...


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  • 4 eggs, (medium size, farm fresh if possible)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, (any milk will do - skim, low fat, etc.)
  • 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 10-12 slices of bread, (thick bread or "Texas Toast")
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered or confectioners sugar

It only Takes a Few Minutes to Prepare

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 10-12 French Toast slices; Serves 4 to 6


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 slices
Calories 356
Calories from Fat162
% Daily Value *
Fat 18 g28%
Saturated fat 39 g195%
Carbohydrates 36 g12%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 116 mg39%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Easy-to-Follow Instructions

Step 1:

Start by getting a bowl for mixing ingredients, any medium or large mixing bowl will do. Carefully crack four eggs into the bowl.


Step 2:

Next, gently beat the eggs together until they are thoroughly mixed. You can use a whisk or just a simple fork will work.


Step 3:

Add the milk, brown sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon to the egg mixture. Using your whisk or fork, mix thoroughly until all ingredients are blended together.


Step 4:

Add a light coating of cooking oil into a pan, skillet or griddle. Set the heat for medium-high. You can also use a non-stick spray like PamĀ® to coat the pan/skillet/griddle.


Step 5:

If you're using cooking oil, carefully spread the oil all around the hot cooking surface. Be very careful - remember the pan/skillet/griddle is hot.


Step 6:

Place the bowl with the egg mixture close to the pan/skillet/griddle. Using a fork, carefully lay the bread slice into the egg mixture. Use the fork to turn the bread slice over and coat the other side. Both sides of the bread should now be coated.


Step 7:

Next, use the fork to transfer the coated bread slices to the pan/skillet/griddle. Carefully lay the soaked bread slices on the cooking surface as shown.


Step 8:

Depending upon the size of your pan/skillet.griddle, you should be able to get a few pieces of bread to cook at the same time. Let the bread slices cook for about 2 minutes and then turn them over using a spatula allowing about 2 more minutes to cook the other side. The finished French Toast should appear golden brown in color.


Step 9:

Using a spatula, carefully remove the French Toast pieces and place them on a serving plate or platter. They are ready to eat right out of the pan/skillet/griddle and should be served hot. Add a sprinkle of powdered sugar to each piece.

All you need now is your favorite syrup and you're done - Congratulations, you have just made homemade French Toast!


The Magic of Cooking at Home

While I was at the market a few weeks back, I was waiting in line to check out. I noticed the gentleman and his wife standing next to me. This gentleman was closely inspecting all the items I had spread out on the conveyor. It was obvious by my selection of items that I prepared my meals at home. He then made a comment to his wife about cooking more homemade dishes. I won't repeat what she said to him next.

There is some sort of magic with food that is prepared by loving hands in the home. If you have had the pleasure of partaking of homemade cooking, you know what I'm talking about. There is some sort of connection between home cooking and love.

I wanted to share this simple and easy-to-prepare French Toast recipe for those folks who would like to cook at home some times but just don't have the time or the patience.

Don't forget to add a bit of love!


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      MKayo 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the read and compliment, savingkathy!

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      Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a nice easy recipe, and I like how you've laid it out with the photos for each step. :)

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      MKayo 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the read and vote up, kashmir56!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub and awesome french toast recipe ! Well done !

      Vote up and more !

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      MKayo 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for the read, Phoebe!

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      Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

      Those look awesome. I also add nutmeg to mine.