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The BEST French Toast

This French Toast is incredibly easy to make with just a few ingredients and turns out perfect every single time. Serve it with some pure maple syrup or fresh fruit for a simple breakfast or brunch! 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, French toast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Danielle

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup (120 ml) whole milk
  • ½ cup (120 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8-10 slices day-old Texas toast

Instructions

  • Preheat a griddle to medium heat, or place a skillet over medium heat, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a shallow baking dish, whisk together the eggs, whole milk, heavy whipping cream, and pure vanilla extract until fully combined.
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Add the cinnamon sugar mixture to the egg mixture and whisk until fully combined.
  • Soak each slice of bread in the egg mixture for 30 seconds on each side and allow any excess to drip off in the dish. Place the soaked bread on the griddle or skillet and cook until golden brown on each side.
  • Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit, or your toppings of choice.

Notes

This is best served right after it's prepared. You may wrap leftover French toast tightly and store it in the refrigerator for 1-2 days, then reheat before serving. 
Heavy Whipping Cream & Whole Milk: You my replace both of these with 1 cup (240 ml) of half and half.
Bread: I really love to use Texas toast in this recipe, but regular bread works fine too. Some other great options are French, challah, or brioche bread. If you're using a bread that's not as thick, like regular sandwich bread, you'll only need to soak each side for about 20 seconds.