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How Do You Make French Toast

Updated on June 10, 2016

For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner

We usually squeeze French toast onto our family menu at least once a month. It is a incredibly simple high protein meal to make. It is pretty hard to mess up French toast.

One of the good things about French toast is that it allows you to accommodate many tastes when serving because it can be decorated a variety of ways to individually suit.

French toast is incredibly versatile because it is not just for breakfast anymore. It works for breakfast, lunch or supper.

Leftovers can be individually frozen and reheated in the toaster. This recipe makes six slices of French toast.

Raw Eggs in Bowl credit Moe Wood
Raw Eggs in Bowl credit Moe Wood

What You Need to Make French Toast

The Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 6 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • syrup or jam or other favorite topping

Bread into Raw Eggs credit Moe Wood
Bread into Raw Eggs credit Moe Wood

Making French Toast

The Directions

Use a wide mouthed bowl with bit of a flat base that will fit a full slice of bread. Add eggs to bowl, be sure to remove the white embryos. Add cinnamon. Beat eggs with fork or whisk until a light bubbles form.

Some people use old bread but I think fresh bread tastes so much better. I freeze it a bit so it won't break apart in the egg mixture when I'm trying to coat it.

Heat electric frying pan or griddle to 325 degrees. Add oil and coat evenly with paper towel.

Put one slice in egg mixture at a time. Flip quickly to coat. You don't want it to soak up too much of the eggs. There is exactly enough for six slices of regular size bread. You may have to sprinkle the last two slices with additional cinnamon.

Cook about one to two minutes or until golden brown, flip and cook an additional two minutes.

Serve with additional cinnamon, syrup or jam.

Get Ready to Load 'Em Up!

Get Ready to Load 'Em Up!
Get Ready to Load 'Em Up!

Preparing French Toast in Pictures

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Get cracking!Beat eggs with fork or whisk.Add cinnamon.Add one tbsp of oil to electric frying pan.Spread out oil with paper towel and soak up access.Add bread to egg mixture.Coat each side and drip off excess.Add to frying pan for about two minutes each side until golden brown.Cook four at a time to get done faster. Two on right are flipped while two on left are still "raw".Add your favorite toppings.
Get cracking!
Get cracking!
Beat eggs with fork or whisk.
Beat eggs with fork or whisk.
Add cinnamon.
Add cinnamon.
Add one tbsp of oil to electric frying pan.
Add one tbsp of oil to electric frying pan.
Spread out oil with paper towel and soak up access.
Spread out oil with paper towel and soak up access.
Add bread to egg mixture.
Add bread to egg mixture.
Coat each side and drip off excess.
Coat each side and drip off excess.
Add to frying pan for about two minutes each side until golden brown.
Add to frying pan for about two minutes each side until golden brown.
Cook four at a time to get done faster. Two on right are flipped while two on left are still "raw".
Cook four at a time to get done faster. Two on right are flipped while two on left are still "raw".
Add your favorite toppings.
Add your favorite toppings.

What Do You Like on Your French Toast?

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I am a big fan of French Toast, and I love this lens. Blessed by TonyB.

      TonyB

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      I love french toast... maybe I will make some up this weekend :)

      Happy Thanksgiving :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I usually like mine the "original" way - but I'm always welcome to trying new stuff! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      LaurenIM 5 years ago

      Sometimes i like my french toast with finely chopped macadamia nuts and pureed pineapples or with currant jam.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      French toast is my yummy breakfast treat. I found a way to use the bread loaf ends...convert it to french toast. The more stale it is...the better toast it makes.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Mmmmmmm ... I do love French toast with real butter and real maple syrup.

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      unqedomain 5 years ago

      My daughter loves to eat french toast with syrup and I love it with fresh fruits really yummy!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like strawberries and some jam, with a little of whipped cream

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      I put peanut butter and banana in mine. :)

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      AsianMarketplace 5 years ago

      Points taken. Looking forward to prepare my breakfast

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      Seeking Pearls 6 years ago from Pueblo West

      Mmmmm.... Yummy!

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      Jerrad28 6 years ago

      I've tried to make French toast before but it didn't turn out so well... I think your tips will make all the difference :)

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      I've always wanted to make a great french toast. I would love to give this a try now that i know how to make one. Hope it'll be perfect. Thanks for posting. Great job!

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      I've always wanted to make a great french toast. I would love to give this a try now that i know how to make one. Hope it'll be perfect. Thanks for posting. Great job!

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      archibaldpike 6 years ago

      This is a great lens - I really like how interactive it is!

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      jolou 6 years ago

      I love french toast but haven't had it in ages. You've given me an idea for breakfast tomorrow.

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      Ok not had in ages so guess what's for dinner tomorrow :-)

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      Positivevibestechnician 6 years ago

      it all starts with the bread i guess and adding a little cinnamon isn't bad either

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      clemency lm 6 years ago

      Haven't had french toast for years - brings back great memories of holidays to Florida - yours looks delicious!

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always order this in my favourite breakfast restaurant. Maybe I'll try to make it. I think I can follow your instructions here.

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      dismantlerepair 6 years ago

      Being from the UK, I have heard of, but never tried french toast. Sounds good though! Will try this very soon. ...again another "lens like"! Keep up the good work

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I only fix french toast occasionally...not because I don't like it...but because I do like it, way too much. I make mine from french bread loaves. I buy a long loaf, slice it up and freeze it. Then I take out one of two at a time to cook. It's a good breakfast treat.

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      I'm a little red in the face here.... I have a confession to make: I eat French toast for breakfast almost every morning! I LOVE IT!!! I use a whole wheat bread, and usually only one slice. I use one large egg, liquid eggs and lowfat milk, so it's not fattening or too high in carbs. I use a low-sugar syrup sparingly with lowfat butter. I'm trying to be good, really I am!! Can't you tell? Yup, I gotta have that French toast (almost) every morning. :-}

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      YUMMY!!!!!!!! I LOVE French Toast!

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      I seriously LOVE making french toast hungarian style, methinks ... and if there is any left-over Christmas eggnog, I'll add that! YUMM.

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      My husband makes breakfast. If he had his way we'd eat French Toast every weekday. We compromised when we got married; he makes oatmeal every other day, and omelets on the weekend. I love to put a bit of vanilla into the mixture before I cook mine...

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      Indigo Janson 6 years ago from UK

      You've just made me very hungry.... I'll forgive you as your French Toast recipe sounds delicious.

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      glenbrook 6 years ago

      I use ciabata bread... probably not as healthy as whole wheat but it sure tastes good.

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      TriviaChamp 6 years ago

      I will have to try the OJ idea. Sounds like it could be good. Kudos on another fine lens.

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      Love step-by-step lenses! Lensrolled to How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs Without a Nonstick Pan.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      I love French toast. We often have it for Sunday morning breakfast.

      Thanks for sharing

      Lizzy

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      If french toast are supposed to looks like these, none for me please.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      That's how I make my french toast too! We love it our house and have it about once a month. Great lens with your own photos!

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      Cynthia Davis 7 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I make french toast at least once a week. My daughter likes it sprinkled with powdered sugar. Hubby likes maple syrup. I prefer my french toast with apple butter. Yummy lens. Five stars!

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Nice work! I can never get past the syrup, it's too good, or I'd try putting fresh fruit on french toast.

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      We have French Toast 3 times a week - it's my hubby's favorite dish, and he cooks breakfast. I add a bit of vanilla to the egg and milk when I make it. Yum!

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      Lizblueberry 8 years ago

      Great lens!! As a matter of fact, I am going to have french toast tomorrow. There goes my diet:)

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      WritingforYourW 8 years ago

      Yummy. I need to try this with gluten free bread sometime (since I'm supposed to be avoiding wheat these days). :)

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      LanaBoom 8 years ago

      French toast use to be such a family treat in our family. Lots of good memories surround it.

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      Delia 8 years ago

      great lens and info! I sometimes use raisin bread to make french toast, from me the SunMaid girl...5*s

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      Evelyn Saenz 8 years ago from Royalton

      What a great lens!

      5 stars, Favored and joined your Fan Club!

      White Foot the Wood Mouse scurried over for a visit and left you some virtual maple syrup made by Garner Rix to pour on your waffles and pancakes.

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      Deborah LM 8 years ago

      Great lens! I love French Toast! I add vanilla in the batter and garnish with orange zest and bit of powdered sugar for a gourmet touch when company's coming. Oh, and a nice loaf of sourdough makes a tasty French toast, too. And, a restaurant I worked at made if from cinnamon rolls sliced in half.

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