How to Make French Toast




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My boyfriend makes fantastic french toast. Super fantastic! I've tried making french toast lots of times, and it never turns out like I want it to, so I made him document french toast with me. :D

So I'll show you how Tyler makes his french toast, but I'll also simplify the ingredients list a bit. He likes getting fancy and using every sugar we have in the house. I basically stood next to him and demanding to know timing and how much of each thing he used all morning. I'm happy he still likes me!

I'll also go over how to make yummy french toast toppings. You can never have too many toppings.

Just be aware this version of french toast is more like a dessert than a breakfast. :D

(We also had a food porn face-off and each plated our french toast the way we wanted and photographed it... mine has maple syrup, strawberries and powdered sugar, and his has a cream cheese sauce and strawberries.)

Step 1: Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/8-1/4 cup sugar of choice
  • 1/2 cup of milk/soy milk
  • six slices of hearty bread (we like sourdough)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • cinnamon to taste - we used about 1/4 tsp
Tyler uses white sugar, brown sugar and powdered sugar in the milk/egg mixture. He mostly used powdered sugar, which is a good idea because it keeps the mixture from being clumpy. :)

For topping:
  • macerated strawberries are super yummy! slice the strawberries before you begin the french toast and sprinkle with a few tablespoons of sugar. mix it all together and then let it sit. :)
  • Tyler makes a cream cheese topping too - whisk together a bit of cream cheese, a little sugar, some milk and vanilla, and BAM!
  • powdered sugar
  • maple syrup

Step 2: Combine the Milk and Eggs

Beat the eggs and then add the milk and whisk a little more. You'll know that it's good and mixed when it's a nice cream color. :)

Step 3: Add Sugar and Vanilla

Add whatever sugar you like, some cinnamon and a bit of vanilla. Whisk it together so you don't have any clumps of sugar or cinnamon floating around.

Tyler says "If it smells good, it will be good."

At this point Tyler asked if I was getting photos of him. So here we go. :D

Step 4: Soak the Slices

Pour the egg/milk/awesome mixture into a shallow, wide pan.

You don't want to soak the bread very long, otherwise your french toast will be soggy. About 30 seconds per side should do it. You just don't want to see any dry spots on the bread.

Place the soaked slices of bread on a plate and let them rest while you warm up a pan on the stove. :)

Step 5: Cook the Toast!

Heat a nonstick pan (or something nonstick with a little butter in it) over medium heat.

Once the pan is nice and hot, drop in your first slices. Don't overcrowd the pan or they won't cook properly - we're doing two slices at a time. :D

You'll cook them for about two minutes per side, depending on how dark you like them. I like mine to be pretty dark.

Either serve the slices right away or set them on a plate so they can mingle and keep each other warm.

Step 6: Serve!

While it's amazing on its own, it's even better with toppings!

I like maple syrup on mine and powdered sugar, Tyler loves the cream cheese sauce and claim it's not as good without it. :D

It's also good cold from the fridge later so you can subject yourself yourself to two sugar comas if you like!

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21 Discussions


4 years ago on Introduction

Delicious I've made this exactly as instructed and its a crowd pleaser


4 years ago on Introduction

Can I just make french toast with the eggs and milk? (And bread obviously)


Hello, I was just wondering, what temperature should the stove be at? (mine is electric) thanks :)

You don't have to - you can sub in nut or soy milks instead. It might not be as rich though, if you use something really watery or low in fat.


Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

What about almond milk?

I dident have any REAL milk, just almond milk.

Oh and i substituted the vanilla extract ( GOSH, wish i had some ;_; )

for almond oil. Is that bad or good? It be awesome if you could awnser (c:


gosh ur boyfriend is a good cook. i just want to eat the screen



Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

Yup! I've made it using both nut and soy milks - it doesn't come out quite as rich but it's still good. And I think the almond oil will work well to add flavor :D


4 years ago

These were so good! Thank you!


5 years ago on Introduction

I loved the photos and the simple recipe. I also found the importance of using the right kind of bread when making a french toast. It can either make it or break it. This article was helpful in finding the right bread how to make french toast. And another tip is... toast your bread first, before dipping it into the egg/milk mix. This gives it a good solid base and prevents a soggy toast. Hope this helps.


6 years ago on Introduction

Awesome french toast! It made a nice breakfast. Thanks for the topping ideas, too!


6 years ago on Introduction

I made this today, complete with cream cheese topping and a raspberry/strawberry mix topping. Delicious! Though I need to have a little lie down now ;) I reduced the sugar slightly and it's just as good without toppings too - I made enough to keep in the fridge, as per your advice. This was my first ever attempt at French Toast and I'm really pleased with the results. Thanks for the recipe :)

Umer Ayaan

6 years ago on Introduction

I love you jessy :)
I was searching for it and found many recipes but they include some fruits n nuts so i wasn't able to make it correctly. . . but now i did :)


6 years ago on Introduction

I was reminded some time ago how similar "French toast" is to "bread pudding"; very similar ingredients, with the main difference being degree of sweetness, and cooking technique.

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6 years ago on Introduction

Thanks for sharing! Next time I make French toast I will make it this way!