French Toast recipes you're sure to love
An easy comfort food recipe.
French toast is a breakfast favorite in households all over the world. It's no wonder it's so popular; it's a quick and easy breakfast idea that requires very little preparation or cooking ability. French toast is inexpensive to make, even when feeding large crowds. The best part is that it requires very ingredients. Although there are many recipes for French Toast, the basic recipe is as follows:Credit: rieh [on flickr]
- 6 slices of bread (Texas toast works best.)
- 3 eggs (For a healthier alternative use egg substitute.)
- 2/3 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Butter or vegetable oil
- Powdered sugar to taste
(This recipe makes 2 servings but can be double, tripled, and so-on as needed.)
Tools and Utensils
- Mixing bowl
- Shallow dish for dipping bread slices
- Skillet or griddle
1. Combine Eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in large bowl. Whisk ingredients together until well blended.
2. Transfer mixture to shallow dish for dipping.
3. Turn on stove or electric griddle to medium high heat.
4. If using fresh bread quickly dip each slice of bread on each side. Take care not to let bread become to soggy to handle. If using day-old bread allow each piece of bread to briefly soak in mixture on each side.
5. Melt butter in skillet or on griddle. (For a healthier alternative use vegetable oil.) Add slices of bread to cooking surface. Cook each side until brown and then flip with spatula.
6. Transfer French Toast to plate and dust with powdered sugar.
Once you have your French toast on your plate you can try some of these delicious ideas:
- Traditional French toast – Keep with tradition and top slices with slabs of butter and warm maple syrup.
- Fruity French toast – For a lite alternative add seasonal fruit like strawberries or other seasonal berries and cool whip cream
- Prailine Crunch French toast - Similar to traditional French toast but topped with candied pecans.
- Banana’s Foster French toast – For a decadent spin on this classic add slices of banana and drizzle with caramel topping.
- Double Chocolate French toast – Kids love to top their French toast with chocolate chips, chocolate sauce, and whip cream. For even more fun make funny faces.
- Apple Crisp French toast – Add spiced apples and granola for a fun variation on this favorite.
- French Toast Casserole - Chunks of bread soaked in a sea of traditional French toast fixin's and baked to perfection in the oven. This variation on the classic recipe is best when prepared the night before, chilled and baked the next morning.
As you can see there are so many possible variations to this simple and easy breakfast treat; there's sure to be one you'll love!