A plate of fresh French toast covered in maple syrup

Easy French Toast

Enjoy our quick and easy French Toast recipe for a fuss-free breakfast during busy mornings. This French toast recipe soaks thick slices of bread in a mixture of milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and an egg before tossing each slice in a frying pan. Fluffy and tender on the i... Enjoy our quick and easy French Toast recipe for a fuss-free breakfast during busy mornings. This French toast recipe soaks thick slices of bread in a mixture of milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and an egg before tossing each slice in a frying pan. Fluffy and tender on the inside and perfectly golden-brown on the outside, you'll get the perfect French Toast with this recipe every time. You can use any leftover bread or use sourdough, challah, or brioche if you feel fancy. For more elevated options, explore our stuffed French toast, overnight French toast, and cinnamon French toast recipes, ideal for a weekend or Easter brunch. Read More Read Less
5m
PREP TIME
5m
COOK TIME
95
CALORIES
5
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Servings: 4

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 To make this easy French toast recipe:
    Whisk egg, vanilla and cinnamon in shallow dish. Stir in milk.
  • 2 Dip bread slices in egg mixture, turning to coat evenly on both sides.
  • 3 Cook bread slices on lightly greased nonstick griddle or skillet on medium heat until cooked through and browned on both sides. Serve with Easy Spiced Syrup (recipe follows), if desired. Voila, easy French toast.
  • 4 Easy Spiced Syrup: Add 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon to 1 cup pancake syrup; stir well to mix. Serve warm, if desired.

Recipe Tips & FAQ's

How to make french toast without milk?

Any plant-based milk can be used as a substitute for regular milk (or cream) to make a custard. If you don't have any of these, then use a very small amount of water (about 1 tablespoon per 2 eggs). If using water, note that you will end up with an eggier French toast--we recommend mixing in some ground cinnamon, vanilla, and a pinch of salt to add flavor and cut the "scrambled egg" flavor.

What is the trick to perfect French toast?

Use higher fat milk; follow the milk to egg ratio provided in the recipe; use thick slices of bread and soak on both sides until well saturated; use a large enough pan and preheat on medium heat; cook French toast in melted butter for richer flavor, but keep an eye on the butter and heat level so as not to over-brown or burn the milk solid in the butter. You can also use day old or stale bread.

Why add milk to eggs for French toast?

French toast needs liquid to soften the bread, as well as something to 'bind' the ingredients. The milk is part of the batter or custard for soaking the bread slices--whole milk and eggs are the key ingredients for a rich custard. Adding milk, as well as vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, also helps to avoid 'scrambled egg' flavor.

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