I have been known to spoil my kids with food. They all have exceptional palates. Many mornings, before school, I will fix them a hot breakfast. I also like to make a nice breakfast on the weekends, when they have a sleepover with friends. All kids love a Basic French Toast with syrup or the way we serve it with strawberries and confectioner’s sugar.
Everyone needs a basic go to Basic French Toast recipe. I add a little more vanilla and cinnamon than most recipes. If i’m out of cinnamon sometimes I will substitute pumpkin spice. I like to use Texas Toast in my recipe because the thicker slice bread holds together better. Cook it on a slightly lower temperature and a little longer to firm up the bread. This keeps the toast from becoming soggy in the middle.
(TIP: Be sure to butter your griddle or pan before each batch.)
I fix a whole loaf of bread when I make Basic French Toast. It freezes well and can be reheated in the toaster straight from the freezer. (To make a smaller quantity just cut the recipe in 1/3rds. See bottom of post for recipe.)
This Basic French Toast recipes makes 15 slices of French Toast.
Gather up your ingredients:
Beat your eggs in large flat bowl.
To your eggs, stir in milk, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
Heat griddle or pan over medium heat and grease with butter.
Dip slices of bread in egg/milk mixture. Soak both sides. Drain off excess. Do not soak until bread falls apart.
Cook slices for approximately 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Keep warm on a baking pan in preheated 200° oven.
Serve with powdered sugar, syrup and fruit.
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- 1 loaf Texas toast about 15 slices. Our local Kroger keeps this on the shelves.
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk. I use 1% low-fat milk.
- 1 tsp. cinnamon. Sometimes I will also use a cinnamon sugar mix I keep on hand to make cinnamon toast. I keep this in a shaker. See recipe below. (optional)
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract. Buy a good quality pure vanilla extract. I use Rodelle. (optional)
- 1/2 tsp. salt.
- Butter to grease the pan or griddle.
- Beat eggs in large flat bowl.
- Stir in milk, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
- Heat griddle or pan over medium heat. Grease with butter.
- Dip slices of bread in egg/milk mixture. Soak both sides. Drain off excess. Do not soak until bread falls apart.
- Cook slices for approximately 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
- Keep warm on a baking pan in preheated 200° oven.
- Serve with powdered sugar, syrup and fruit.
- Combine 1/4 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon cinnamon in a small bowl, using a fork or small whisk to thoroughly blend the two together. Store in an air-tight container.
I also will be bringing my Basic French Toast to Freedom Fridays, Friday Favorites, Fiesta Friday, Weekend Potluck, What’s Cooking Wednesdays. Checkout my Link Parties Page for other great places to find new recipes.
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