French Toast – Fluffy brioche bread dipped in a vanilla and cinnamon mixture to make perfectly golden french toast. Top with powdered sugar, fresh berries and syrup for the ultimate breakfast. Say goodbye to soggy french toast for good with this easy recipe!
We can’t get enough breakfast food at my house! We even eat breakfast for dinner a couple times a month. This homemade french toast is always a go-to recipe, as well as German pancakes, crepes, biscuits and gravy and cinnamon rolls.
Easy french toast
French toast is one of my family’s favorites to make on the weekend. Sometimes we’ll even make breakfast for dinner and add some bacon and eggs to serve along side it. Everyone eats it right up!
I’ve perfected the french toast recipe over the years and love the ratio of ingredients in this recipe. If you follow my tips below, you can say goodbye to soggy french toast for good! It turns out perfectly crispy and delicious every time.
How to make french toast
Find the printable recipe below.
- Preheat griddle or skillet to 350°F. Butter before placing the bread on.
- Whisk together the milk, eggs, flour, cinnamon and vanilla. Or place in a blender to make it even easier and to remove any clumps.
- Dip the bread into the egg mixture and flip to evenly coat. Then place the bread on the griddle and cook 2 minutes per side.
- Top with your favorite toppings!
Best bread for french toast
The perfect french toast really starts with the bread. If you use a sandwich bread, you definitely wont get the same flavor. Below are my favorite breads to use.
- Brioche – I love using brioche because it is thick and soft. It also holds the shape very well and doesn’t get soggy.
- Challah – This is another great option and gives more of a buttery flavor. It will hold it’s shape while staying soft inside.
- French bread – Day old french bread also works great for french toast.
- Sourdough bread – The tartness in this bread gives a nice flavor.
- Texas toast – These thick slices of bread make a nice base.
Toppings for french toast
There are so many different toppings that can be added to this french toast recipe. Below are a few of our favorites!
- Syrup (such as maple or buttermilk)
- Fresh berries or fruit
- Powdered sugar
- Chocolate chips
- Chopped nuts
- Whipped cream
Can you soak french toast overnight?
Sure. If planning on making this recipe the day before, I’d recommend using a bread that’s more thick and hard so that it doesn’t get too soggy when sitting overnight. Just place bread pieces in a large dish, then pour egg mixture over top (make sure to evenly coat). Cover dish with lid or plastic wrap and stick in the fridge overnight. Warm on buttered skillet the next day.
If I’m making french toast the night before, I usually turn it into a bake/casserole, such as my overnight french toast with berries or eggnog french toast bake. These recipes are especially great for holidays or if you’re hosting a big brunch!
Can you freeze french toast?
You can freeze french toast once it’s cooked. Let cool and then place flat in a large zip top bag. Store in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to eat, reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds, or until warm. You could also warm in the oven at 200°F.
French Toast Recipe
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 12 slices thick bread (I prefer brioche)
Optional toppings: berries, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, nutella, whipped cream, jam, syrup
- Place the milk, flour, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Alternatively place in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
- Preheat a griddle to 350°F or a skillet over medium-high heat. Butter before placing the bread on.
- Dip the bread into the egg mixture and flip to evenly coat. Then place the bread on the griddle and cook 2 minutes per side (or until lightly golden brown). Whisk the egg mixture as needed.
- Serve immediately or place on a baking sheet in the oven at 175°F to keep it warm. Top with your favorite toppings.