Make this easy French toast recipe for breakfast or a fun brunch. It’s so easy the kids can make it! This is a classic breakfast recipe anyone can make.
Plain white bread is transformed into this delicious breakfast staple in just a few quick and easy steps. Quick and easy french toast is a breakfast classic recipe that everyone should have in their repertoire.
Many folks hear “french” and are quickly intimidated that the recipe must be incredibly complicated and difficult. Nothing could be further from the truth. When you make it once you’ll realize just how easy french toast is to make you’ll never be intimidated at the prospect again.
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This is one of those recipes that you make and feel like you are splurging! In fact, if you want to make a really fun brunch or breakfast, serve it with some fluffy Nutella crepes and some red velvet pancakes.
How To Make Easy French Toast
This french toast is so quick and easy you just may start making it every morning. A quick dredge in an egg batter and a hot griddle is all you need to prepare this family favorite.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
Tips for Quick and Easy French Toast
Do I Need to Use White Bread?
No, you do not need to use white bread. One of the great things about this recipe is its versatility. Feel free to substitute whole wheat bread. A special occasion? Use a thick-sliced challah bread or brioche. Almost any bread will work for this recipe. The only caveat is the thicker the bread is sliced the longer you should allow the bread to soak in your egg mixture.
My Bread has Gone Stale. Can I Still Use It?
YES! In fact the staler the bread, the better the french toast. If your bread is stale you are in luck however, just make sure the bread hasn’t gone moldy and you are good to go. Can I still use fresh bread? Absolutely. If your bread is fresh, just dredge for less time in the egg mixture. Just keep in mind, if the bread is stale it may need a hair longer in the egg mixture.
Fun fact. French toast actually originated in France. Shocker, right? In France it is called “pain perdu” which translates to “lost bread” because they use leftover stale bread to make it.
How Can I Dress Up Quick and Easy French Toast for a Special Occasion?
The easiest way to dress up your quick and easy french toast is with toppings. Top your easy french toast with sliced strawberries or bananas or walnuts. Chocolate chips and whipped cream. Get crazy. Play around with different topping combinations.
Make a topping bar. Have fun. The real question is why wait for a special occasion to dress up your french toast? Life is short. Have fully loaded french toast on a Tuesday!
Easy French Toast Recipe
- Large bowl
- Frying Pan or Skillet
- Liquid Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- 4-6 slices white bread thick if you’ve got it
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- powdered sugar
- In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Be sure to whisk well.
- Preheat a frying pan, skillet or griddle on medium heat. Use cooking spray or a pat of butter.
- Dunk bread slices in egg mixture. If using regularly sliced bread, don’t soak the bread – just a quick dunk.
- Place bread on griddle and cook on both sides until golden brown. It should take about 2 minutes per side but be SURE to check.
- Place on plate and sprinkle on some of the powdered sugar.
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