Basic French Toast

Basic French Toast

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 10 to 12 slices white bread - preferably day-old (absorbs more egg mixture)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar - optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • butter - for frying
  • maple syrup or other topping
Break eggs into a wide, shallow bowl or pie plate; beat lightly with a fork. Stir in sugar, salt, and milk.

Over medium-low heat, heat griddle or skillet coated with a thin layer of butter or margarine.

Place the bread slices, one at a time, into the bowl or plate, letting slices soak up egg mixture for a few seconds, then carefully turn to coat the other side. Soak/coat only as many slices as you will be cooking at one time.

Transfer bread slices to griddle or skillet, heating slowly until bottom is golden brown. Turn and brown the other side. Serve French toast hot with butter and syrup.

Check out our article about toppings for French toast besides maple syrup.

This is a great basic French toast recipe submitted to our message board by a fantastic breakfast lover named HELLINOIS.

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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
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From Lorrie
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Tasted great! I used vanilla instead of sugar.

Comment submitted: 2/9/2020 (#20913)

From Lou USA
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Comment submitted: 6/20/2018 (#20583)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom CarolynnGriffin (Team Breakfast Member)
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Comment submitted: 9/23/2017 (#20410)

From cassandra
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Just what I was looking for.

Comment submitted: 9/20/2016 (#20054)

From Elvin
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Yum! So good. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 4/15/2016 (#19874)

From Aiden
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Try this without the sugar, a touch less salt and eat with Mr Heinz's ketchup on the side for a savory treat.

Comment submitted: 8/16/2015 (#19511)

From Simon14
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Just tried it and it was great.

Comment submitted: 2/14/2015 (#19266)

From Sky4
Rating (out of 5):  

So good!!

Comment submitted: 2/26/2014 (#17328)

From GetLucky
Rating (out of 5):  

Add a teaspoon of vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and this is how I've made it for decades. Get day-old bread on Friday for the best French toast on Sunday.

Comment submitted: 1/27/2014 (#17278)

From April M.
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Made it for Christmas breakfast and everyone loved it. Thanks guys!

Comment submitted: 12/25/2013 (#17222)

From reverse31
Rating (out of 5):  

I put cocoa, vanilla, and cinnamon in mine and everyone loved it! I also found out you can use one egg per slice of bread and that using evaporated milk can make it lighter and taste better. Overall, I think it was a good recipe but, it needed more spice. 3 EGGS :)

Comment submitted: 12/14/2013 (#17208)

From love101

I love this. It came out great.

Comment submitted: 7/12/2013 (#16151)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom rimgam1020 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

We made this and then used the blueberry compote from your Red, White and Blueberry Pancake recipe for the topping. It was a match made in heaven! Thanks Mr. B!

Comment submitted: 7/2/2013 (#16100)

From BreakfastLover88
Rating (out of 5):  

So yummy! If you haven't tried this yet, you should!

Comment submitted: 5/18/2013 (#15887)

From donnie j.

I make french toast all the time myself except with wheat bread and a little bit of powdered cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar all mixed in the bowel along with the basic milk and egg(s).

Comment submitted: 12/9/2012 (#14948)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom PatChugs (Team Breakfast Member)
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I added cinnamon sprinkles and vanilla in the egg mixture... DELICIOUS!! Great way to start your day!

Comment submitted: 10/11/2012 (#14589)

From Jasper3
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Was great with just cinnamon sprinkled on top!

Comment submitted: 9/30/2012 (#14477)

From Mark Funk
Rating (out of 5):  

Very good. For the bread, you really don't need to use white bread - wheat bread works great.

Comment submitted: 9/22/2012 (#14454)

From eb dogg
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Thank you. This was an excellent dish to make for my French assignment and so easy to make.

Comment submitted: 8/30/2012 (#14327)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom chachi rojo (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I'm also eleven and made them. Everyone loved them and for a bit more flavor I added vanilla extract. Thanks!

Comment submitted: 7/26/2012 (#14190)

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