French Toast for One


No need to resort to cold cereal when you can make this easy French toast for one. And once you know how to make French toast for one, you can change it up with our savory herbed or citrus variations.

plated french toast with syrup, fresh strawberries and blueberries

BHG / Crystal Hughes

Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

  • ¼ cup milk, light cream, or half-and-half

  • 2 slices bread

  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter

  • Maple-flavored syrup

  • Fresh fruit (optional)


  1. In a shallow flat dish beat together egg and milk with a fork until combined. Dip bread slices in egg mixture. In a medium skillet melt margarine over medium-low heat.

  2. Cook dipped bread slices in margarine for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with maple-flavored syrup. Garnish with fresh fruit, if desired. Makes 1 serving.

Savory French Toast:

Prepare French Toast for One as directed above, except add 1 teaspoon chopped onion, 1/8 teaspoon dried dillweed, and dash pepper to egg mixture. If desired, top cooked slices with shredded cheese.

Orange Dessert Toast:

Prepare French Toast for One as directed above, except add 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/4 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel, and a few drops of vanilla to the egg mixture. If desired, sift powdered sugar over cooked slices.


Place bread slices in egg mixture, cover tightly, and refrigerate overnight. Or, dip bread slices in egg mixture, wrap individually in moisture- and vaporproof material, and freeze for up to 1 week. Prepare as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
19g Fat
43g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 2.5mg 14%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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