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French Toast

Best French Toast Recipe

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Here’s how to make French toast! This recipe really is the best: caramelized on the outside with a sweet custardy interior.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole or 2%*)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 slices bread from Italian or French loaf, sourdough, challah, or brioche loaf (cut 3/4” thick)**
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for cooking


  1. In a wide shallow bowl or container, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and kosher salt.
  2. Preheat a griddle over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Soak each side of 4 slices of bread in the egg mixture until it becomes saturated (about 10 to 15 seconds per side for an artisan or sourdough bread**). Place the bread on the hot skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, until browned.
  3. Repeat with the remaining butter and 4 slices bread. Serve immediately with maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar.


*Use whole milk for the best rich flavor. For a decadent twist, use half milk and half heavy cream.

**If you’re using a bread with more structure like sourdough, you can soak it in the egg mixture slightly longer if you like. If you’re using a sandwich bread with a flimsier structure, you may want to toast it first before soaking, otherwise it can become very mushy. 

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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