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Everyone needs a great go to Basic French Toast recipe!

Basic French Toast

Everyone needs a great go to Basic French Toast recipe.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 7
Author Quinn Caudill


  • 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.


  1. Beat eggs in large flat bowl.
  2. Stir in milk, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
  3. Heat griddle or pan over medium heat. Grease with butter.
  4. Dip slices of bread in egg/milk mixture. Soak both sides. Drain off excess. Do not soak until bread falls apart.
  5. Cook slices for approximately 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  6. Keep warm on a baking pan in preheated 200° oven.
  7. Serve with powdered sugar, syrup and fruit.

Cinnamon-Sugar Blend:

  1. 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.

Recipe Notes

Everyone needs a great go to Basic French Toast recipe!-First published by Quinn Caudill for Dadwhats4dinner.com © February 2015.
-Updated March 2016.