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Classic French Toast

  • Author: Cindy @mycountrytable
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5-2pc. servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American


This Classic French Toast is so flavorful from warm spices, cream, and vanilla. It will become your favorite French toast for breakfast.


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  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half & half, milk, or mixed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 10 slices of thick-sliced bread, (3/4 to 1-inch thick)*
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, for buttering griddle or skillet
  • Maple syrup and butter for serving


  1. In a shallow dish, (big enough for dipping the bread in), whisk the eggs until well broken up. Add the half & half or milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees or a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and brush it over the bottom as it melts. Allow the butter to start to slightly sizzle before adding the bread.
  3. Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture for about 5 seconds on each side and immediately transfer them to the hot griddle or skillet. Flip the bread slices over after they are golden brown on the bottoms, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Continue to cook until the second side is golden brown. 


  • *The best bread for making French toast is Brioche or Challah. I’ve also used thick-cut Texas toast bread when I don’t have the other two. 

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