How to Make French Toast

Sweet and chewy French toast is the perfect way to say bonjour to your weekend.


A classic weekend favorite, French toast is a great way to use up stale bread. Plus, it's simple and quick to prepare. You can freeze the leftovers and pop them in the toaster or microwave for a fast weekday breakfast. Follow this step-by-step guide to create fantastic French toast every time. 

Step 1

Gather Ingredients


To start, you'll need: 1/3 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup whole milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons canola oil, Butter, syrup and powdered sugar for garnish and 8 slices of Texas toast bread

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Step 2

Make the Batter


In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt until combined. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs.

Step 3

Add Milk


Slowly pour 2/3 cup whole milk into the dry ingredients while whisking.

Step 4

Add Eggs and Vanilla


Stir in the eggs and vanilla. If batter turns lumpy, use a hand mixer, food processor or blender until the mixture is smooth.

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Step 5

Dip Bread in Batter


Heat a large skillet to medium or medium-high heat. If you're using a griddle pan, set it to 325°F to 350°F. Place oil in a skillet or pan, and spread it around to coat the pan. Dip each slice of bread into the batter for 30 seconds on each side.

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Pour the batter into a large baking dish to make soaking go faster. Or just soak one slice at a time in your mixing bowl to save yourself a dish. It's also easier if you soak the bread in batches to prevent it from getting too soggy.

Step 6

Cook the Bread


Let some of the batter drip off a slice, then place it on the skillet or griddle. Cook slice for about 1- 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

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You can use butter instead of canola oil for cooking French toast, just be careful not to burn the butter. If the butter starts smoking, turn the heat down a little.

Step 7

Serve and Enjoy!


Dish up your French toast with real butter, hot syrup and powdered sugar. Or cut it into sticks and serve with a side of syrup for dipping.

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Save leftovers by freezing slices on a baking sheet in a single layer until frozen solid. Place slices in a freezer bag until ready to use. To reheat, pop slices in the toaster or microwave for 1 to 2 minutes. For larger batches, put slices on a cookie sheet and heat in 350°F oven for 10 minutes, flip and bake another 5 minutes or until heated.

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