Start your mornings off with this classic french toast recipe! It’s delicious, easy to make, and perfect for breakfast or brunch or just a sweet treat! This week’s dish features eggs, ground cinnamon, sugar, and brioche bread. With a few ingredients, this dish is great for utilizing pantry staples and can be even prepared and stored in advance. Pair with some fresh berries, bacon, or maple syrup for a delightful meal.
4 eggs or ¾ cup of liquid egg substitute
2 tablespoons of cup sugar
1/2 cup of milk (optional, but recommended)
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)
1 half loaf brioche – 8 slices
Vegetable or olive oil for frying
- In a shallow pan or bowl, mix together eggs, sugar, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract with a whisk. Stir well until everything is smooth.
- Place bread slices into the egg mixture and soak for about 30 seconds to a minute. Make sure that the slice is completely saturated/soaked.
- Heat a skillet over medium-heat heat and add some oil (a tablespoon or so) for frying.
- Carefully place an egg-soaked brioche slice into the skillet and reduce stove heat to medium-low.
- Fry for a few minutes on each side. You want the french toast to brown on one side before flipping, and then only flip once.
- Once golden brown on both sides, remove from skillet. Repeat the frying steps for the remaining pieces of the brioche.
- Serve while warm.
TIPS & TRICKS
COOKING THE FRENCH TOAST
You want to cook french toast on medium or medium-low heat. This allows the egg custard mixture to cook all the way through without burning the exterior. Cooking it too high will yield a cooked crust and raw inside.
For an extra creamy egg custard mixture, use whole cow milk! You can also use alternative milk, such as almond, soy, coconut, and oat milk (I personally love this recipe with oat milk!). Just be careful not to add too much milk, as it can make the egg custard will make it soggy.
FRENCH TOAST TOPPINGS
Here are some ideas you can try as toppings for your french toast: whipped cream, maple syrup, fresh fruits or berries, chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter, Nutella, powdered sugar, and chocolate sauce.
VARIATIONS YOU MAY ENJOY
Try replacing the ground cinnamon with other spices, like pumpkin spice mix, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground ginger, apple pie spice mix, etc!
HOW TO STORE
Place in an air-tight container and store in the fridge for 3-4 days or place in the freezer (place parchment between each slice if you’re going to stack them) for up to 3 months.