Basic French Toast

"Just a nice basic french toast recipe. Nothing fancy. This actually works better with stale bread, go figure."
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  • Beat eggs in a shallow bowl. Add milk, vanilla, and cinammon sugar, and beat until frothy.
  • Soak each slice of bread in the egg mixture, first on one side, then the other.
  • Cook both sides in a greased non-stick skillet until golden.

Questions & Replies

  1. What should I use as a shallow dish


  1. I’m a 12 year old and love cooking and this recipe was the best except I used whole wheat bread.
  2. Excellent and simple! Exactly what I was looking for. Made some with real eggs and some with egg substitute and I couldn't taste a difference. Served with just a little powdered sugar on top and syrup.
  3. How very cute to receive a post from Guadalupe E. I wish more young people would be interested in cooking. Hopefully we have a budding Gordon Ramsay in our midst. Good luck and keep it up Robert
  4. Tried as posted (except I used fresh sourdough) and it was great! Terrific recipe that you can easily add to or take away from depending on your taste. Gotta say I love nutmeg in there. I also did it on a small cookie sheet in a toaster oven (no stove or hot plate here).
  5. Loved it!! This will be my go-to recipe. I followed the directions almost to a t, except I used frozen (thawed) Italian sandwich bread I needed to use up. It was easy and delicious. Ate with fresh strawberries & syrup


  1. I have been making this for years, I add a 1/2 teaspoon of maple flavoring as well as a tablespoon of vanilla and a tablespoon of sugar.


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