An easy classic French Toast recipe that is so easy to make and ready in no time. With our detailed instructions and tips, you’ll learn how to make the BEST French Toast.

French toast stacked on top of each other topped with whipped cream and fresh berries.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. From this French toast to easy pancakes to a hearty casserole, get yourself filled for the day!

HOMEMADE FRENCH TOAST-

Have this classic homemade French toast recipe ready in under 20 minutes! Thick slices of bread dipped into a sweetened egg mixture and cooked in butter until golden and brown on the outside yet fluffy on the inside.

French toast stacked on top of each other drizzled with maple syrup and topped berries and powdered sugar.

INGREDIENTS FOR FRENCH TOAST-

Making this recipe requires very basic ingredients that you most likely already have, this is why we love this EASY recipe!

  • BREAD– you want a nice thick bread for the best results
  • EGGS– eggs are the binding factor in this recipe
  • MILK– any milk will work
  • EXTRAS– we add cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla for added flavor
  • BUTTER– the butter not only greases gives you the golden, buttery and crispy french toast crust
French toast laid out on a white plate topped with powdered sugar and fresh berries.

BEST BREAD FOR FRENCH TOAST?

The type of bread you use is the key to achieve the perfect toast slices. We always suggest using bread that isn’t fresh (a few days old is best). Here are some great breads you can use:

  • TEXAS TOAST– The thickness of texas toast is what you want for French toast!
  • BRIOCHE BREAD– This is our go-to bread for this recipe and it’s a classic. Brioche bread is dense and great for soaking.
  • FRENCH BREAD– If you want to use french bread and slice it into thick slices.
  • CHALLAH BREAD– Also works great, just slice into about 1-inch thick slices.
  • HOMEMADE BREAD– You can also use our homemade braided bread or Russian bread for this recipe if you have any leftover bread.
  • BASIC SANDWICH BREAD– You may even use a classic sandwich bread just dip quickly.
Up close picture of a stack of French toast sliced and drizzled with maple syrup.

HOW TO MAKE FRENCH TOAST-

This recipe is really quick to make and you want to make sure your sides are ready for the French toast so you can serve immediately once cooked.

  1. Whisk together: In a bowl, whisk the eggs then add the milk, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk until creamy and combined. (TIP: We love using a pie dish for easier dipping.)
  2. Dip bread: Using tongs, dip a slice of bread into the egg mixture and flip, making sure the entire slice is fully soaked, add to a plate. Repeat with all bread slices.
  3. Heat skillet: Preheat skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.
  4. Cook bread: Add dredged bread slices into the skillet and fry until browned. Flip and cook the other side until golden (about 3-4 minutes per side).
  5. Serve: Serve immediately with desired toppings.
Chef’s tip: When dipping, dip quickly and remove. If you keep the bread in the egg and milk mixture too long, the French toast will be soggy.
Step by step collage on how to make homemade french toast.

ADD ONS-

The best part of this recipe is that you can add your favorite extras to the egg and milk batter. Here are some of our favorite options.

  • PUMPKIN SPICE– Check out our recipe for the best pumpkin-flavored toast.
  • FRUIT– Instead of adding vanilla extract, try using orange, almond, or banana extract.
  • STUFFED– Elevate your French toast but making our Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Toast.
  • FLAVORED CREAMER– Instead of milk use your favorite flavored coffee creams, such as hazelnut, caramel, peppermint mocha, or any other flavor.
French toast slices in a skillet with butter.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-

Can I substitute milk?

Yes! Instead of milk, you can use creamer (for a richer crust), almond milk, or coconut milk.

Can I make French toast sticks out of this recipe?

This recipe works great for toast sticks! Just cut the bread slices into about 1 ½” thick strips and you want to make double the egg batter. Cooking time will be slightly less.
NOTE: You can also just cook the French toast then cut it into strips!

Why is my French toast soggy?

The reason for getting soggy French toast is because you over soaked the bread.

Why is my French toast dry?

You did not soak the bread enough, you want to submerge the bread fully and then flip and submerge again.

Can I freeze French toast?

YES! You can freeze the French toast once cooled and freeze for up to 2 months.

Why is my toast burnt on the outside but uncooked inside?

The heat you are cooking on is too high. The perfect heat is medium. It gives the toast enough time to cook fully through without burning the outside.

How do I reheat French toast?

You can reheat your toast in the oven, toaster oven, classic toaster or even air fryer. Cook until reheated.

Can I prepare ahead of time?

Since this recipe is so simple and the bread can get soggy we do not recommend preparing it ahead of time. You can prepare the soaking mixture ahead if you’d like, and store in the fridge overnight.

Layered French toast pieces on a plate topped with fresh fruit, powdered sugar and maple syrup.

Serving options-

There are so many different toppings for French toast. Here are some of our favorites:

  • CLASSIC– Butter with syrup and powdered sugar for a classic option.
  • FRUITS– Add your favorite fruits with powdered sugar.
  • WHIPPED CREAM– Add whipped cream.
  • SAUCES– Top with Nutella, chocolate, peanut butter, or caramel sauce.
  • SYRUP– Branch out of the basic maple syrup and try coconut or fruit syrup.
  • CHOCOLATE– Chocolate in any form: chocolate chips, mint chips, or white chocolate chips. 
  • BACON– Be adventurous and add bacon bits.
  • OTHER– You can also top with sprinkles, coconut flakes, chopped pecans, cereal, crushed graham crackers, streusel topping, and so much more!
A plate of stacked French toast next to another plate and a jar of orange juice and syrup.

You can serve this recipe like we do our Breakfast Board for the ultimate breakfast for special occasions and holidays.

OTHER BREAKFAST RECIPE-

Easy French Toast Recipe

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5 from 4 votes
A classic French Toast recipe that is so easy to make. With our detailed instructions and tips, you’ll learn how to make the BEST French Toast the whole family will enjoy for breakfast or brunch.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add the eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla and with a whisk mix until creamy and well combined.
  • Using tongs, dip a slice of bread into the egg mixture and flip, making sure the entire slice is fully coated. Add to a plate.
  • Preheat skillet over medium heat, turn down to medium and add butter.
  • Add bread slices into the skillet and fry until golden brown then flip and cook the other side.(about 3-4 minutes per side).
  • Serve immediately with desired toppings.
  • Enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 13gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 371mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 308IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 3mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)