Classic Homemade French Toast


This classic breakfast recipe is so easy, and oh-so tasty. Keep it handy for a special weekend breakfast, a yummy brunch recipe, or even a delicious breakfast-for-dinner treat.

Classic Homemade French Toast Topped with Butter and Syrup
Photo: Joe Crimmings
Total Time:
20 mins
8 slices


  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

  • ½ teaspoon orange zest (optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

  • 8 slices Texas toast or 1/2-inch slices country Italian bread or rich egg bread (challah or brioche)

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • Maple-flavor syrup (optional)


  1. In a shallow bowl whisk together first seven ingredients (through nutmeg). Dip bread slices into egg mixture, turning to coat (let soak in egg mixture 10 seconds per side).

  2. In a skillet or on a griddle melt 1 Tbsp. of the butter over medium heat. Add half of the bread slices; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining butter and bread slices. Serve warm. If desired, serve with syrup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

410 Calories
17g Fat
48g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 410
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 272mg 91%
Sodium 530mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 16g

*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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