French toast is a quick weekend morning breakfast that simply cannot be beaten. Everyone absolutely loves this recipe and you will love how easy it is to make!
French toast is one of my favorite breakfast items, especially when it's drenched in butter and drizzled with warm maple syrup! This quick and easy french toast recipe has a ton of flavor with plenty of cinnamon and vanilla, plus whole milk and powdered sugar making it extra rich and perfectly sweet.
What is the Best Bread for French Toast?
- Brioche: Brioche is by far the best bread choice here. It's thick and absorbent so it soaks up a ton of batter compared to other types of bread. You can find it at any grocery store in the bakery section. It's a bit more expensive but totally worth it in my opinion. You can also make your own if you're up for it!
- Challah: Challah is another great option, it's a beautiful braided Jewish bread that can be found near brioche in the bakery section.
- French bread: Fresh or day-old French bread is great because it's very absorbent. Here's my easy recipe for homemade french bread.
- If none of these are available, any sandwich bread you have on hand will still make for a delicious breakfast. Preferably thicker slices, a little less than an inch thick will work best.
How to Make French Toast:
- Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl big enough to soak your bread in.
- Spray a frying pan with non-stick spray and melt the butter in the pan.
- Soak the bread in the batter, making sure each side gets well coated. Don't leave it in the batter for too long, though, because it will get soggy. Fry the bread in batches until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Between batches spray the pan with more non-stick spray, you may need to add more butter between batches as well.
- Top with butter and serve warm drizzled with maple syrup.
More Breakfast Recipes to Try:
- 3 large eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp. butter, for frying
- 5 thick slices bread (I recommend brioche, challah, or French Bread)
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and powdered sugar.
- Spray a frying pan with non-stick cooking spray and melt the butter over medium heat.
- Soak the sliced bread, one at a time, in the egg mixture.
- Fry the bread in batches, about 2 minutes per side. Spray the pan with more non-stick spray between batches and add more butter, if needed.
- Serve warm topped with butter and maple syrup.