Introduction: French Toast Recipe

An easy french toast recipe that will get you eating in minutes, instead of slaving in the kitchen.
Seriously, is there a person on this planet that doesn't like French Toast?
If you are that person, then you need to get the heck out of here right now. This Instructable will blow your mind.
Really, your head will explode. Leave now.

For the rest of us that love the good life, here's an easy recipe that will transform any bread into sweet, eggy magic.
This project won the Burning Questions 6 - French Toast Recipe

Also, check out my recipe for stuffed french toast
Enough talk, let's toast!

Step 1: Ingredients - Raid the Fridge

There are countless variations on this timeless recipe, so go ahead and get messy. Make up your own and share, there's so many different ways to make this simple dish. Just about every recipe will have something similar as what i have for a base, feel free to use it as a guide and modify to make your breakfast super tasty.

    utensils + implements:
  • medium mixing bowl
  • fork
  • spatula
  • large frying pan
  • measuring cup

  • 6 slices of bread (any kind)
  • 2 eggs (brown, white, free range, ostrich, etc.)
  • 2 cups milk (3%, rich milk/cream means thicker batter)
  • dollop of butter
  • spices (cinnamon, nutmeg)

*yields 6 slices

That's it, simple!

Step 2: Preheat

Find a medium frying pan and set it on your range, set the element low-medium heat. If you are using a gas range maybe go a bit lower.

The trickiest part of french toast is the right temperature to use. Always err on the side of caution, in this case a lower temperature is what you need, you can always let it cook a little longer if you need to.

Keep in mind that the only ingredient which will actually needs cooking is the egg. Eggs don't need to be cooked to death, especially in such a thin layer. So keep that heat down!

Step 3: Mix and Dip

Blend eggs, milk and spices in bowl with whisk or fork.

Add a dab of butter into your heated pan, while it's sizzling away dip your bread in the mixture.
Ensure even coating over bread, soaking for about 30 seconds. You may soak for longer, depending on how you like it.

By now your pan should be hot enough, move dipped bread into pan.
Repeat until pan is full or desired number of slices have been consumed.

Step 4: Here's Where It Get's Different

Being a connoisseur of French Toast, I've had the pleasure of dining on this delicious dunked delicacy all over the world. There are variations of the egg mixture which allow for a skirt of the mix all long the outside of the toast, which is quite tasty!

This variation is slightly thicker and the mixture stays in a thin coat on the bread without much excess, to achieve different results you need to change the viscosity of your mixture, so maybe try adding a little more milk, then try leaving your toast in the mix a little longer, or just pour on additional mixture from your bowl directly on the cooking toast.
You can't go wrong with this recipe, so try it all and see what you like best!

Cook your sliced-goodness for about a minute, then flip it over.
Since I haven't let it soak too long in the mixture (you did take it out of the mixture, right?) then you don't need to worry about cooking it too long.

Step 5: Get a Little Cretaceous

So, now you're done...or are you?
All that's left is to find your favourite cookie cutter and start stamping out some friends to eat breakfast with!

Here we have some dinosaurs who wanted to come back 100 million years to enjoy some breakkie with me.
It's a little known fact that almost all dinosaurs favoured french toast above all other forms of flora and fauna, so it's important to note that if you leave the excess on the same plate as the dinosaurs that they are apt to eat them, so maybe you should gobble them first.

Step 6: Show Them Who's Boss!

grab your new friends and show them who's boss!
(dinosaur noises optional, but encouraged)


THEJJRAT made it! (author)2015-05-16

I love toast...

(If I change my profile pic, this comment won't make sense)

cookiecrumbs made it! (author)2013-12-15

This is an easy and short recipe. If yours is turning out soggy or burnt, I found a good idea here how to make the golden crust. It also helped me to choose a good bread. Basically you just need to use more butter, and make sure you don't leave the toast unattended. 

patrickh44 made it! (author)2011-07-12

great recipe and so easy to make.

prc51486 made it! (author)2010-10-25

loved the recipe but i too wound up with too much milk. my solution was to add flower and make pancakes with the left over mixture. i also made a cinnamony syrup made out of cinnamon, sugar, vanilla extract, and water and heated it until it was a syrupy consistency. my breakfast for dinner was splendid. thanks for the recipe. :o)


I used 1/2 cup of milk and it made 5 pieces beautifully.

DiligentTom made it! (author)DiligentTom2011-04-03

I agree. Way too much milk, but still good.

BlackcatXIII made it! (author)2008-11-01

since you use cinnamon, egg, and milk. i have a favor to ask you to try for me idk if you have already tried or not but try some egg nog classic with the batter, inform me of how it turns out

omnivaal made it! (author)omnivaal2010-12-20

How come you can't try it yourself and inform us all? It's worth a try and if it works you can post an instructable.

CodeKid1001 made it! (author)CodeKid10012010-11-11

eggnog is the wrong consistency (srry if i misspelled it) it wont cook like an egg.

wat. made it! (author)2010-11-24

Your using un-natural ingredenct.

mattbomb made it! (author)2010-07-28

hey i heard that dinosaur's are fattening

woodelf made it! (author)2010-07-09

ORANGE ZEST! and some fresh orange juice squeezed right in.

daywalker42 made it! (author)2009-04-16

yeah,that's what they all say. *runs away crying like a little girl*

laraferox made it! (author)laraferox2010-03-12


the rural independent made it! (author)2010-01-21

I like to mix in lots of cinnamon and a fair amount of nutmeg.

Here is my "secret.'  Shhhhhh....

I use heated oil instead of butter.  It gives it more of a crunchy surface (fried).  The oil needs to be fairly hot before placing the bread in it so that it does not "soak in." 

For added crunch, I smash something like cheerios into a fairly course mixture (Just place cheerios in a baggie and mash with your hand or something like a coffee mug bottom)  Just whisk the crunchies in with the batter. 

Serve with lots of butter and warmed maple syrup.  Slurp.  Gonna make some right now!

Great Instructable.  Thanks for sharing!

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2010-01-21

the cheerios is a fun idea, I'll have to try that out next time!

Lance Mt. made it! (author)2010-01-21

 Oh god thats nice.. *drools* must have put excessive amounts of cinnamon and vanilla. With a spoon full of ice-cream it could go well.  

eskeele made it! (author)2008-11-06

My kids like it really soaked through and through, and this makes it much healthier. I even take stale, dry bread and soak it overnight. A different meal but oh so yummy.

themonorail made it! (author)themonorail2009-07-26


Lance Mt. made it! (author)Lance Mt.2010-01-21

 Yeah, another use for stale bread which turns out moist huh. Hmmm

Lance Mt. made it! (author)2010-01-21

 Never saw this ible here? Anyways, when i use to do mine i'd go about 2 eggs, splash off milk and a pinch of salt for the most part. 

    -Trying your recipe now, Chris

lutin made it! (author)2009-08-09

This is awesome. My mom used to make me french toast almost exactly like this every Monday before school when I was a kid.

beadydani made it! (author)2009-06-19

Maybe we ought to have a short history page for our American friends. They have different accents (probably more than us) as well, I mean LA accent is different from say Alabama. I am proud to be British & will continue speaking in my South London accent when I am not at work!

steed1172 made it! (author)2009-06-15

i make mine with more then A dash of cinnamon, less milk(1/3 cup) and tablespoon (or just spoonfull) of flour

maybe I'll try making it this way next ....

p.s no dino cutters.... will little chickens do .??

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2009-06-16

Thanks for sharing your recipe, just reading about additional cinnamon is making my mouth water.

p.s no dino cutters.... will little chickens do ??
You sir, need to go out and get yourself a set, immediately! I guess chicken-pancakes are pretty awesome, I mean birds are modern day dinosaurs, right?

steed1172 made it! (author)steed11722009-06-18

raaaarr(rawr) and bwuk bwuk or squaaaaa(rr)wk close enough :P

beadydani made it! (author)2009-06-18

Oh, I eat eggy bread but I prefer the American version which I have not perfected. I still have the English version, I love food & trying reciepes from other parts of the world. But my English fave food will always be bangers & mash tho with lots of gravy & veggies finished with crumble (any fruit) & custard. Oh dear, I am making myself hungry again!!

camb00 made it! (author)2008-10-12

cockney* is an accent
Rhyming slang is a form of slang in which a word is replaced either by another word or phrase that rhymes with it, or by the first word of such a phrase, in which case the association of the original word and the slang rhyming phrase is not obvious to the uninitiated. For example, in Cockney speech "ball" means walk, for reasons that will be explained below. Rhyming slang exists to some extent in many languages. In English, rhyming slang is strongly associated with Cockney speech from the East End of London.

beadydani made it! (author)beadydani2009-06-18

Why do people assume all English are cockney or speak posh. We all have different accents depending on the parts of the country. For example, I am from South London, my accent is not the same as someone from East London, though we can all speak 'proper' English when we want to, I do when I am at work but as soon as I am out of the office, I am a South Londoner.

camb00 made it! (author)camb002008-10-12

Ball of chalk Chalk=walk

beadydani made it! (author)2009-06-18

RM12, can you please stop being so horrible. What difference does it make it if he wants to write mom & not mum, I am British & don't really care how people want to spell as I long as I know what they are trying to say, besides the spelling is correct. We are talking about a receipe not people's command of English, let's stick to the topic please. Besides I like the French ( I go to France almost every year) especially their food & lifestyle.

beadydani made it! (author)2009-06-18

Sorry but French toast is not eaten or known all over the world especially here in England. I had my first taste (heard/read about it before) when I went to New York several years ago, loved it so much I started searching online for receipes. Now I have it every saturday (in place of my English breakfast) morning or as a Sunday lunch. Yes, it is very good with cinnamon. Thanks for sharing this anyway. I may post an English receipe at some point.

rawknexstuff made it! (author)2009-06-14

Haha- T-rex says MOOOO!

jacoby308 made it! (author)2008-10-09

of course, the dinosaurs went "RAWR", not "RAARR". You should've known that. Very nice instructable, thanks a lot and eat lots of dinos :D

Maple_syrup made it! (author)Maple_syrup2009-05-07

But the mini ones would go mew! =)

twocvbloke made it! (author)2009-05-07

I like French toast (or eggy bread as I call it), though I have never had it sweet with vanilla and cinnamon, I prefer it savoury with a pinch of salt and some black pepper in the mix, and when cooked served with tomato ketchup, and if to hand, some pigmeat (normally Bacon and/or sausages) too... :D

mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2009-05-07

I've talked it over with the dinosaurs and they prefer sweet to savoury, but what do they know? Their brains are tiny, and mine is mighty! I enjoy both types, and I'm sure I could convince those stubborn dinos. Having them sweet isn't everyone's favourite, and this recipe works well with savoury as well as sweet. I'm also a huge fan of pepper and ham rolled together, really the possibilities are endless and no matter what the combination it's usually a success. As for the name, this instructable was originally called eggy bread (it had to be changed to meet Burning Questions criteria, you can still see the name in the url of your browser).

DREDGONRED made it! (author)2008-10-13

omg... sooo hungry for french toast dinos....

babook made it! (author)babook2009-04-29

i `m too much hungry ...........

Akiro made it! (author)2009-04-12

looks taste i wanna try this

daywalker42 made it! (author)2009-04-05

OM NOM NOM NOM NOM is good, ya! I had no dino buddies, alas I have NO friends whatsoever. -_-' but these were tasty......very very tasty XD good job

firefletcher made it! (author)2009-03-30

Very nice! sitting here eating it now. the vanilla is a greath ingredient ans it does definetly need sugar! mine turnd out more of a large pancake as the peices of bread broke up. tastes greath anyway! thanks!

imrobot made it! (author)2009-02-03

two words
powdered sugar

Azayles made it! (author)Azayles2009-03-16

Isn't most sugar powdered? :-P

imrobot made it! (author)imrobot2009-03-17

powdered sugar = the yummy stuff on jelly donuts..... *drool* mmmm donuts.....

ReCreate made it! (author)2009-03-15

shesh...someone takes things too seriously

ReCreate made it! (author)2009-03-15

for their size and what they are...i disagree

Mr. Brownie made it! (author)2009-01-29

What's good is If you make Two slices, then put a slice of Kraft Singles to one, then stack the other on the cheese and add syrup. YUMMY! =)

ren7624 made it! (author)2009-01-18

haha moo and cluck are on the yellow squares in the pic over the eggs and milk!

Noodle93 made it! (author)2009-01-04

French Toast happens to be one of the best breakfast foods.

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