You’ll love how tasty, fast and easy this French toast recipe is!
There’s a reason this is one of the top 10 breakfast foods to enjoy on weekends! It’s quick, it tastes amazing and is made with few cheap ingredients most of us have at home.
So, if you’re looking for quick breakfast dishes to make for the family, for friends or for yourself, tomorrow morning try this classic sweet breakfast idea. All you need for this simple French toast are 10 minutes, bread, milk, eggs, cinnamon and some butter or coconut oil. It tastes absolutely amazing!
The reason I wanted to keep things pretty simple with this recipe, is so that anyone can make this wonderful meal for breakfast or even dessert. Well, also, because whole milk, leftover bread, cinnamon, and coconut oil were all the things I had at home in the morning. And, I’m definitely not rushing at 7am to the grocery store just to buy a different bread or butter. Seriously. This is the best French toast recipe you can make spontaneously using whatever you have!
Simple French Toast Ingredients
Bread: I used a day-old, okay, 2-day old bread as I don’t like my French toast to be too soft and be falling apart once dipped in the batter. Other types of bread that would be great for French toast are brioche or even sandwich bread. The last time when I was updating the pictures, I actually used hot dog buns to make French toast. It was SO good! You do want to go for thicker slices if you’re using fresh bread.
Milk: Use whole or skim milk for this, some French toast variations even involve heavy cream. Ha. We’re not going there. If you want to make this recipe dairy-free use almond milk or coconut milk. Or do like I did when making the hot dog French toast recipe and just double the eggs and leave out the milk completely. It was amazing!
Eggs: Well, sometimes you can definitely skip the milk, but you cannot skip the eggs for this recipe! Make sure to keep your eggs clear of shells and to beat them really well.
Butter/Oil: You can use butter or coconut oil to fry the bread. In this recipe, I used coconut oil and I loved the taste and smell even better. The great thing about using coconut oil for frying was that it did not burn (unlike butter). And also, French toast that smells like coconut? Come on.
Cinnamon: Because it makes any breakfast recipe a lot better. You need to mix in just a little bit into the batter and you need to whisk it really well.
Optionally: You can also optionally add vanilla extract to make the flavor more intense.
How To Make French Toast
Making this delicious sweet breakfast is ultra-easy.
The first thing you want to start with is cutting the bread into slices or into pieces of your desired size.
Next, whisk the eggs with milk, cinnamon and vanilla, if you’ve decided to add some. To do this, use a bowl with a flat bottom – this is better when you start dipping the bread.
Now it’s time to dip and flip each piece of bread in the egg and milk batter. Make sure to cover each side evenly and avoid soaking the bread for longer periods. If you soak the bread in the batter your toast will end up soggy!
Heat some oil in a nonstick pan and fry the bread until golden brown on both sides! Repeat for as many slices of bread as you have and if needed, add a bit more coconut oil for the second batch.
Your tasty simple French toast is ready! Enjoy as is or serve with your favorite toppings!
How To Serve
I like French toast pretty plain. I’d basically just put some honey or maple syrup on it and that is it. That’s enough for me.
Other toppings you might enjoy can be whipped cream, berries, and fruit…or even powdered sugar.
What else…OMG, what if you top it with some vanilla ice cream? I know this is more of a dessert option, but still absolutely divine!
More Easy Breakfast Ideas:
I hope you enjoy this tasty quick and easy French toast recipe – whenever you decide to make it. Be it for a family breakfast, brunch with friends or whenever you’re craving something sweet, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. And if you’re always looking for new easy breakfast ideas, check out these recipes:
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 4 slices of bread
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- coconut oil
- honey or maple syrup
- fruit or jam
- Whisk milk, egg and cinnamon together.
- Melt coconut oil in a non-stick pan. at medium to medium-high heat.
- Dip bread slices in the egg batter, covering one side and then flipping to the other, making sure both sides are covered with the eggs, but not soaked through.*
- Once you have the first slice ready - put it in the pan and let it fry. Do this for the rest of the bread.
- Fry until golden brown, then flip. If needed add coconut oil.
- Serve with honey, maple syrup, powdered sugar or fruit! Enjoy!
You can use sandwich bread, brioche bread, baguette - really any type of white bread you have at home.
*Oversoaking can make the toast mushy on the inside and can cause it to fall apart.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 362mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 4gSugar: 31gProtein: 10g
Update Dec 4th: Very unusual, but we actually had some hot dog buns at home, so I made this recipe for the family with hot dog buns. It’s delicious and I took some pictures for the world to see. Hey, look I’m French now, call me Chanel! Or was it channel? FIY this was originally published way back in May 2019…nostalgia won’t get you anywhere. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this tasty classic breakfast.