Learn how to make the best French toast in 10 minutes with this easy French toast recipe, even when you don’t have all the extra ingredients! Some cinnamon, white bread, milk and eggs will do for this tasty classic breakfast.
I wanted to keep things pretty simple so that anyone can make this simple French toast. Also, because whole milk, leftover bread, cinnamon, and coconut oil were all the things I had at home. I’m not rushing to the grocery store just to buy a different bread or butter, because a classic recipe told me to. Seriously. This is the best French toast recipe you can make when you’re as spontaneous as I am.
Now, you might be thinking: But umm, you’re posting so many healthier recipes? WTF are you doing eating French toast? It’s bad for you.
You think so? French toast is bad for you? I personally, don’t believe in restricting myself. I don’t react well to that kind of pressure. If I really want French toast and think about it for hours, I’m either going to have it, or have something different that I don’t quite like and I’ll make the French toast later as well. See, better just make the French toast, when you crave it. I also trust that a piece of French toast every now and then didn’t hurt anyone.
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. You might 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 (that last one sounds divine).
Eggs: Sometimes you can even skip the milk, but you cannot skip the eggs when you’re making French toast. Make sure to keep your eggs (or egg in our case) clear of shells and to beat it really well.
Butter/Oil: You can use butter or any vegetable oil to fry the French toast. 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 is much healthier than most vegetable oils. And also as I mentioned: A 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.
Preparing French toast is very easy – my grandma taught me how to make it when I was a child.
How To Make French Toast
- Whisk, egg, milk, and cinnamon together in a large and flat bowl
- Dip and flip each slice of bread in the batter, making sure to cover each side evenly without soaking.
- Heating the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the bread until golden brown, then flip.
- Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
What To Serve On French Toast
I like French toast pretty plain. I’d basically just put some honey on it and that is it. That’s enough for me.
But you might also enjoy some whipped cream, some berries, and fruit, most people add powdered sugar on it.
And let’s not forget maple syrup.
What else…OMG, what if you top it with some vanilla ice cream? Isn’t that a nourishing breakfast? Or, or… If you want, go chocolate: chop up some chocolate and let it melt on top. Or you know, Nutella.
This is getting out of hand. Let’s keep things simple, right? Honey it is.
Update 2021: Very unusual, but we actually had some white bread at home, because my son just discovered it exists and is of course obsessed with it. I made this French toast again. 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 2019…nostalgia won’t get you anywhere. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this tasty classic breakfast.
- 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