Here is a simple French toast recipe you can have ready to serve in minutes. Have you ever wondered how to make the perfect French toast? I've always enjoyed making my version of it, so much so that quite a few of my friends started asking for an easy how-to for this classic breakfast dish. There are a lot of renditions of French toast, but the classic way is always the most desired. Whip up a beautiful breakfast now with this simple and straightforward French toast recipe!
A Quick and Easy Classic French Toast Recipe
(recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine)
Ingredients You Will Need:
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 slices challah, brioche, or white bread
- 1/2 cup maple syrup, warmed
Step 1. Heat and Oil Pan
Place the pan over medium-high heat. Add non-stick spray, olive oil, or butter to the pan so that the bread won't stick..
Step 2. Crack Eggs
Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk.
Note: If you want a lighter take, you can opt to use only the egg whites instead. You can also use egg white substitute.
Step 3. Whisk
Add in milk, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon and beat the mixture with a fork or whisk.
Step 4. Dip Bread Slice
Coat a slice of the bread with the mixture on both sides. Dip the bread into the egg mixture until each side is soaked and well-coated.
Step 5. Toast Bread
Place each slice onto the pan and cook the toast until golden on both sides. ( Approximately 45 seconds per side.) Sprinkle sugar over the bread while it's in the pan before flipping it – this will create a crunchy layer of caramelized sugar.
Step 6. Serve and Enjoy!
Put the toast on a plate, then serve immediately with maple syrup or topped with berries or banana slices. You can also sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Enjoy them with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee for a filling and satisfying breakfast. Enjoy!
How about this vanilla custard French toast recipe? Check out the recipe in this video from Pottery Barn and give it a try today:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What better way to enjoy it than with some classic homemade French toast. Making some homemade French toast is really as easy as one, two, three; so why go store-bought when you can cook them at home and know where your food is coming from. Use your imagination to create a variety of serving ideas for French toast and never miss breakfast again.
How do you like our easy French toast recipe? Will you give this simple recipe a try? Or do you have your own version of this classic breakfast recipe? We'd love to know all about it in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published 0n April 22, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.