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Easy French Toast Recipe

French toast tastes just like a stack of homemade pancakes without all of the work! This recipe yields toast with a golden crispy crust, and a warm and soft center. It's also perfect for using up day old bread!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • pinch of ground cinnamon (optional) or your desired spices
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • butter for greasing your skillet
  • 6 to 8 slices of bread, sliced 3/4 to 1 inch thick * see notes

Instructions

  • In a wide, shallow bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Whisk to break up the eggs and combine everything together. Set aside to prep your skillet.
  • Heat a large skillet on a stove burner set to medium heat. Add a small knob of butter to the pan and swirl to evenly distribute.
  • Quickly dip one slice of bread into your egg and milk mixture and flip to soak both sides. Place the bread into your skillet and cook over medium-low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes on the first side (or until golden brown). Flip and cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until golden brown on the other side.
  • Transfer the cooked pieces of bread to a cooling rack (if not serving right away - this helps avoid condensation on the bottom), or directly into a plate if serving immediately. Continue the dipping and cooking process until all of your egg mixture and bread are done.

Notes

* The amount of French toast you can get out of this recipe depends on how dense, stale and dry your bread is, as well as how thick cut it is. The denser, staler, drier, and thicker the bread, the less it'll soak in the egg mixture. So you would be able to make more French toasts with the amount of eggs and milk called for in this recipe. I've found the amount of bread I've needed has consistently stayed around 6 to 8 slices.
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