French Toast Recipe Easy

This recipe is for super easy French Toast. It is so easy to make, I can get up 20 minutes early to make for the kids before they go to school. Quickly make some scrambled eggs and fried ham or bacon and they have a well-rounded breakfast.

I usually double and tripled this recipe, throw the leftovers in a large Ziploc bag and throw them in the fridge. They are super easy to reheat and perfect for those busy school mornings. The kids even love them for a quick filling snack when they get home from school.

When I am shopping for bread, I usually grab the bread that has been marked down because I can blow through a whole loaf super easy making this recipe. For example, King Soopers marked down a bunch of their Kroger brand sandwich bread this week to 59 cents / per loaf! The bread was still very soft so I grabbed four loaves. The older bread makes fantastic French Toast.

Ingredients for French Toast:

12 slices of bread (regular sandwich bread or Texas Toast)
2 Eggs, beaten
1 Cup milk or 1/2 and 1/2
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon of white sugar
1 Teaspoons of Pure Vanilla

Kitchen Utensils needed:

Electric skillet or frying pan
Spatula (to flip the slices of bread)
Whisk (to beat the eggs and mix the batter)
Shallow dish (roll pan) to mix the batter and dip the bread in
Small bowl to beat the eggs in

Warm up your electric skillet or frying pan:

Preparation time: 5 minutes

I use an electric skillet because there is more room – I can cook 12 slices of French toast at one time
A regular frying pan will be fine though if you prefer or don’t have an electric skillet
Set heat to medium and let it warm up while you prepare your batter

Mix your French Toast batter:

Preparation time: 5 Minutes

In a small bowl, beat the eggs well with the whisk
In the roll pan, whisk the beaten eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla together

Cook the French Toast:

Cook time 8-10 minutes

Take a slice of bread and lay one side flat in the batter
Flip the slice over and soak the other side
Pick up the slice of bread and let the batter drip off
Lay on the skillet and soak the next slice of bread
Quickly soak each slice of bread and lay them on the electric skillet evenly spaced
Let them cook on one side for about 4-5 minutes (for regular bread slices. 5-6 minutes for Texas Toast)
Use a spatula to flip the slices over and let cook another 4-5 minutes (for regular bread slices. 5-6 minutes for Texas Toast)
If the slice of bread is not brown enough, flip it back over and let brown a little longer
Don’t overcook the French Toast, should not need more than 8-10 minutes to cook through
Pull the French Toast off in the same order that you placed them on

Tip: Keep the French Toast warm after you take them off by placing inside tin foil and covering them up

Important notes for you:

Around Christmas time, I switched out the milk for eggnog and it was also a huge hit. The kids won’t drink eggnog but I was able to fry the French Toast with it and they loved it.

My kids love a little powdered sugar sprinkled over the top but here are some other amazing ideas to top your French Toast:

  • Strawberries
  • Syrup
  • Blueberries
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Bananas

What do you like on your French Toast?

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