Easy French Toast

Easy French Toast- this recipe is a classic and a staple weekend breakfast in our house! The whole family loves it!

Have I ever told you about my bright purple front door? When we moved into our new house, the door was a faded red color and seeing as it fit so perfectly with the look of the house, I naturally needed to change it.

First I tried a light turquoise-y color that looks like it belongs on the front of a beach house. I think that would have worked okay with the house BUT it totally clashed with the trim and I wasn’t about to repaint ALL the trim. Then I decided on a darker blue color that’s somewhere between baby blue and royal blue. I looked online at paint colors, picked one out and then bought it at the store.

As we were painting the first coat, Stephen and I both noticed that the color had a strong purple tone to it. I thought that maybe once it dried it would be the right color. I was very wrong. Long story short: never look at paint colors online and then just go buy it sight unseen. You’ll end up with a purple front door. That very same weekend, I went and bought a NEW new color (that I think is the right color) and it’s been sitting in a spare room for months. I’m sure we’ll get around to painting it eventually.

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Easy French Toast- this recipe is a classic and a staple weekend breakfast in our house! The whole family loves it!

That has nothing to do with this Yummy & Easy French Toast Recipes with the exception that the new gallon of paint lives in the room that I most commonly set up for my food photography. It stares at me while I take photos, reminding me that my front door is still a funky shade of purple. I digress.

Let’s talk French Toast bread. I grew up eating French toast made with store bought white or wheat bread. I think that my mom would often buy “Texas toast” type bread to make French toast with. In my adult years of making French toast, I’ve experimented with quite a few different kinds of bread. My favorites include French bread, Italian bread, and challah. These are all best at around the 3-4 day old mark.

For today’s French toast, we’re using challah. I don’t have a lot of bread options in the stores around my house BUT there are a lot of great stores in the Nashville area and I happened to drive past one of them on Saturday morning and ran in just to see if they had this bread.

Easy French Toast- this recipe is a classic and a staple weekend breakfast in our house! The whole family loves it!

French toast puts on a pretty good front; it thinks it’s fancy but we know better. It’s easier than pretty much anything that you could make at breakfast besides a bowl of cereal.

All we do is whisk together some milk and eggs and then throw in a bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. I actually never measure these things out when I make it but I HAVE been measuring it lately just so that I would have a coherent recipe to share with you.

Easy French Toast- this recipe is a classic and a staple weekend breakfast in our house! The whole family loves it!

Then we let the bread take a brief bath in the egg mixture.

Easy French Toast- this recipe is a classic and a staple weekend breakfast in our house! The whole family loves it!

On both sides.

Sometimes I sprinkle a little extra cinnamon across the slices of bread because I’m a bit obsessed and is there such thing as too much cinnamon?

Easy French Toast- this recipe is a classic and a staple weekend breakfast in our house! The whole family loves it!

Then we just throw the bread in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes on each side. And that’s it.

Easy French Toast- this recipe is a classic and a staple weekend breakfast in our house! The whole family loves it!

The fruit, while yummy, is totally optional. Syrup is a must. I’m a big fan of simple, classic maple syrup. Stephen often opts for a blueberry syrup.

Easy French Toast- this recipe is a classic and a staple weekend breakfast in our house! The whole family loves it!

If you don’t make French Toast on the regular, I highly suggest that you add it to your arsenal of go to weekend breakfasts.

pro-tip: this is a super easy recipe to adapt. You could substitute the vanilla extract for almond or peppermint. You could add in a tablespoon of pumpkin puree or switch out the milk for a non-dairy milk. Have fun with it!

Easy French Toast- this recipe is a classic and a staple weekend breakfast in our house! The whole family loves it!

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Easy French Toast


  • Author: B. Britnell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 6 thickly cut slices of bread (I used challah)
  • cooking spray
  • optional for topping: syrup, powdered sugar, fruit

Instructions

  1. In a large shallow dish, whisk together the eggs and milk. Add in the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk lightly until fully combined.
  2. Over medium heat, spray a large skillet with cooking spray.
  3. Place the slices of bread in the egg mixture and let soak on each side for a good few seconds.
  4. Cook the bread in the skillet for ~4 minutes on each side or until a nice golden brown.
  5. Once done, top with syrup, fruit, and a dusting of powdered sugar and ENJOY!!

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16 comments on “Easy French Toast”

  1. Ok, now I really want to see a picture of your door. Purple actually sounds like a fun color :)

    And yeah, I have a can of a nice green paint that is supposed to go on the walls of our bedroom just sitting in the garage waiting to be used. But our bedroom is still bright blue… So annoying!

    This french toast looks AMAZING. French toast is probably #3 on my list of favorite breakfasts ever (following cinnamon rolls and breakfast burritos) but we don’t have it often enough!

  2. Just to say, purple is my favorite color :-) . Your french toast looks sooo good and delicious! I love your pictures, they’re bright, sunny and cheerful. My husband makes french toast for me and I love it, but not as much as scones, waffles and pancakes (so I guess they’re #4 on my list :-) ). Great fan of organic, classic maple syrup, over here, too.

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  12. I love this recipe! Going to use it now!

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