How to Make French Toast

Picture of french toast
Image via Wikipedia

What is better on Sunday morning than French toast? It takes advantage of leftover bread from Saturday night’s dinner, and everybody loves it. It is also probably the easiest breakfast to make, next to cereal and milk.

Do you really need a recipe for French toast? Maybe the first time you make it. After that, you’ll probably have the recipe memorized, and you can play with flavor variations. I like to add vanilla extract and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. A little orange juice is also tasty.

French Toast

Yields: 2 servings

  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup milk or half-and-half
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg to taste (optional)
  • 4 thick slices of day-old bread — French and Italian bread work well
  • 1 tbsp. butter

Beat together the eggs and milk. Whisk in the vanilla and seasonings. Melt the butter in a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Dip the bread slices in the batter. Fry the bread in the butter until browned on each side. Serve with syrup or powdered sugar.

For a fancier breakfast, make a French toast sandwich. Put cream cheese and jam, broiled banana slices or sauteed apple slices between 2 slices of battered bread. Cook like a grilled cheese sandwich.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Tagged: , ,

69 thoughts on “How to Make French Toast

  1. shaye3 23 February 2009 at 10:01 am

    We always joke about making French Toast when we get snowed in because everyone runs to the store for milk, eggs and bread as soon as they hear a storm is coming.
    We haven’t had a good storm in a while, so I might have to break out the French Toast for breakfast this weekend! Yum!

  2. Shannon 23 February 2009 at 10:19 am

    Ha ha, that always happens here too. Personally, I’d rather stock up on wine and cheese.

  3. […] How to Make French Toast ( Share and Enjoy: […]

  4. […] How to Make French Toast ( […]

  5. How to make french toast 9 May 2011 at 10:46 am

    Stuffed French Toast is the way forward! Tasty whatever the weather!

  6. burningorgan 14 June 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Hmm, I may have to consider this recipe.

  7. H.D.Penepacker 31 July 2011 at 11:40 am


  8. Hibiscus Tea Fiend 22 August 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Excellent, this was just the recipe I was looking for — I didn’t think of adding banana, but I have some ripe ones lying around, so I’ll use them in breakfast tomorrow. I also add a bit of sugar to the milk/egg mixture.

  9. bal 8 October 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for the French Toast Recipe. I will make this to surprise my family.

  10. Leana 28 October 2011 at 10:19 am

    it tasted yummy with not only white bread but you guys have to try potato bread!!! you wont regret it!

  11. Question 15 January 2012 at 11:35 pm

    is it okto make french toast with raisin bread

  12. Shannon 16 January 2012 at 8:26 am

    Sure, I think you can make french toast with just about any bread you like. Raisin bread would probably be very good.

  13. Lala babygirl 17 January 2012 at 9:57 pm

    This looks good and I made this and it’s really good u should really follow this

  14. mj&js23 21 January 2012 at 1:36 pm

    i made andd it was spectactar de-lish
    i love it so good

  15. kaiden 26 January 2012 at 8:03 pm

    their so good i like it with a ham burger.

  16. jean 30 January 2012 at 3:48 pm


  17. johnathan 30 January 2012 at 9:02 pm


  18. Frank 3 February 2012 at 11:35 am

    Thank you for this recipe, this is the easiest, basic, tastiest one I have sound so far.
    For a new father trying to change up morning breakfast for my 16 month old son, this was great, and he seemed to love it too.

  19. matthew 25 February 2012 at 5:28 am

    I have always loved to cook. I still do now, I’m 15. I have cooked almost everything but French Toast. Wierd?

  20. kate onwuka 7 March 2012 at 6:26 am

    I really want to learn more and more. Thank u

  21. […] So this inspired me to make some French toast which I found a great recipe for at Simply Cooking blog. […]

  22. Mark H. Nudelman 14 March 2012 at 6:02 pm

    If you like Cinnamon I have a tip. Buy the best, freshest Cinnamon in whole sticks or pieces. go to a reputable spice shop that imports. Use a simple electric spice or nut grinder and grind the spice up fresh. it is like nothing you have tasted. The already powdered stuff in bottles tastes like sawdust by comparison. In general, once you powder any spice it exposes the area to air and the vital oils begin to oxidize immediately. If you are like me an most others, there are bottled spices in my rack older than my family members! Try fresh Cinnamon!

  23. jordan 3 April 2012 at 12:10 pm

    i havent tried it but im urging my familiy to let
    me cook it im ten

  24. andressolano 6 April 2012 at 12:27 pm

    this is perfect. im only 14 and i wanted to be able to make something for a really boring friday morning anyway. thankyou!!!

  25. andrewharshbarger 13 April 2012 at 9:35 am

    i added 1/3 cup of brown suger it made it alot better

  26. Shannon 13 April 2012 at 9:38 am

    It sounds good, although that’s probably more sugar than I’d care to eat. I bet it gave the toast a bit of a crust.

  27. rose 14 April 2012 at 4:39 am

    this recipe sounds weird

  28. jarrett 18 April 2012 at 1:11 pm

    how hould it look cause mine is yellowish brown is that safe to eat

  29. nakedhombres 18 April 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Does it also have a bitter taste? The color may be because you have the heat too high! it shouldn’t smoke or brown the butter (or oil) too fast. Turn down the heat to medium or lower and turn frequently.

  30. Chibudom 21 April 2012 at 7:02 am

    About to make it now!! 😀 Wish me luck! ,xx

  31. Liz 25 April 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I woke up this morning and wanted to make something new. This was my first time making French toast. This recipe was quick and easy! 🙂 thank you.

  32. […] loaf of bread.I’m never stingy with the vanilla in any recipe. I used this one… topped our french toast with cinnamon and real maple syrup!On Earth day I made Leek soup with […]

  33. Jenn 8 May 2012 at 9:38 am

    I’ve never made french toast until now, and after I did make it, it didn’t look very yummy.. But when I actually age it, it was the best french toast ever.<3

  34. violin 10 May 2012 at 3:54 pm

    This recipe sounds like my moms except she leaves out the cinnamon and once both sides are no longer soggy she spreads butter then sprinkles cinnamon one side then serves with syrup.

  35. PandoraD 13 May 2012 at 3:37 am

    My mom loves French toast so I am up making it for Mothers Day today! Thanks!

  36. Ellie 13 May 2012 at 8:23 am

    I am making this for my mother. It’s a great mother’s day treat!

  37. Adam 1 June 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Loks good and tastes terrific this is awesome

  38. Gabriel 4 June 2012 at 4:38 am

    thanks,, this saves a lot of stress

  39. Ale 10 June 2012 at 3:28 pm

    it’s easy to prepare and it’s also a great breakfast! 100% recomended 😉

  40. jible 11 June 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you for this recipe, this is the easiest, basic, tastiest one I have sound so far.

  41. Malmal 13 June 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Mmmm…………im loveing it

  42. cash marks 15 June 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I think that simply cooking is a good website for recipes for any part of your day.GOOD JOB simply cooking!

  43. quadri moderni 26 June 2012 at 3:13 am

    This looks yummy! thanks for the recipe! (:

  44. Cass 3 July 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I’m 14 and eating this at 2 AM in the morning. So easy to make, thanks!

  45. ryan 17 July 2012 at 9:02 am

    if i double the recipe will it make four?…

  46. Shannon 17 July 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Ryan, Yes, you can easily double or triple this recipe.

  47. americanlocer 22 July 2012 at 10:13 am

    I had tov try it out when I seen it on a tv show and it’s delicious nommmmmm thanks to this recipe 🙂

  48. Toyin K 24 July 2012 at 4:18 am

    Great. I used to eat this in hotels when I went on trainings and love it. So i googled to find how to make it. Thanks Shannon. I am an ok but really boring cook. My seven year old goes.. Not again mum. We had that yesterday! So I have a new take on bread for Sunday mornings. Many thanks.

  49. harnie 5 September 2012 at 5:21 am

    I made it ds morning n it ws great………uuulah lah

  50. djking 2 November 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you for the nice recipe (: i tried and made scrambled eggs with it was a nice breakfast! 🙂

  51. Jadie 2 November 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Send me the recipi

  52. selena 18 December 2012 at 8:24 pm

    omg french toast is so good. My dad makes it and his french toast is REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im not telling the recipe. He has his own. Reason im not telling is because i dont want nobody copying it down. Or making it the way my dad does.

  53. selena 19 December 2012 at 7:07 pm

    hello everybody if u want to make french toast like french people do than copy this recipe down on a sheet of paper?

    cinnamon,eggs,dirt,milk,olive oil,2 slices of bread,pecans,nuts,cashews,and last but not least soil for flowers

  54. Dinner Prompts | Abbey Lynn Langley 28 May 2013 at 12:00 am

    […] French Toast […]

  55. isabella 31 May 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Im 11 and im going to make this for my 8 year old brother 14 month old sister today!! ♡♥♡♥♡♥♡

  56. Lauren 19 July 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I suggest not putting vanilla.. Maybe a smaller amount than i calls for.. It just seemed to vanilla-y to me. And a lower heat; low-medium not medium, it seemed too high and it burnt my french toast/: Im 16 and LOVE to cook, and this was a new experience and kinda fun.. I’d do it again, but change it up a bit.(:

  57. […] (Recipe adapted from Simply Cooking) […]

  58. bukola 31 July 2013 at 7:19 am

    Thanks for the recipe my kids is gonna like this.

  59. […] (Recipe adapted from Simply Cooking) […]

  60. sabahat 8 September 2013 at 8:40 am

    I tried this one and its really tasty you can check it yourself.

  61. arlene james 8 September 2013 at 5:03 pm

    It was really good i can make this every Sunday.

  62. Octavia 13 November 2013 at 11:44 am

    The food is good

  63. french toast 15 December 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Another good recipe. Thanks for posting.

  64. French Toast | Princess glo's blog 13 January 2014 at 5:37 pm

    […] INGREDIENTS: […]

  65. […] […]

  66. dotheboot 30 April 2014 at 12:27 pm

    There great! i love them i,m making them right now.

  67. jessica 16 May 2014 at 7:27 am

    very nice:) you can find more info about this delicious specialite on

  68. […] How to Make French Toast | Simply Cooking – How to Make French Toast ( […] How to make french toast 9 May 2011 at 10:46 am . Stuffed French Toast is the way forward! […]

  69. Anggrainy 16 January 2017 at 4:45 am

    simple and great ! thanks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: