Easiest French Toast

French toast with caramel sauce, fresh blueberries, and a slice of butter, served on a white plate with a fork.

Nothing kickstarts the day better than French toast for breakfast. Picture golden slices of bread, lovingly soaked in a rich mixture of eggs, milk, and spices, then crisped to perfection on a sizzling griddle. Each bite reveals a symphony of flavors: a delicate balance of sweetness, warmth, and subtle hints of vanilla. It’s a morning ritual, a culinary hug that soothes the soul and awakens the senses. French toast is a timeless breakfast classic that effortlessly bridges lazy weekend mornings and hectic weekday routines, bringing families together around the breakfast table.


You can use many different types of bread for French toast, the most classic being sliced white bread.

The eggs should be fresh and from free-range hens.

It is recommended to use a vanilla bean instead of extract for a more intense flavor.

Easiest French Toast

Nothing kickstarts the day better than French toast for breakfast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, French, Italian, Japanese
Keyword butter, eggs, french toast, vanilla
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 6 slices of white sandwich bread
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 10 gr sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 5 eggs
  • 150 ml milk
  • 1 pinch salt
Servings 4 people


  • In a large bowl, crack the eggs.
  • Add a pinch of salt.
  • Whisk the eggs until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the sugar.
  • While still whisking, add the milk.
  • Using a knife, split the vanilla bean in half.
  • Scrape the vanilla seeds with the help of a knife.
  • Add the vanilla seeds to the mixture.
  • Let the mixture rest for 5/10 minutes.
  • In a non-stick skillet, melt a teaspoon of butter over medium heat.
  • Dip the bread slices into the mixture until they absorb a good amount of it.
  • Cook the well-soaked bread slices for 3/4 minutes on each side.
  • Do not add too many slices of bread to the skillet at once.
  • Serve the French toast on a large serving plate, adding fresh berries and your favorite topping.
Plate of french toast topped with caramel sauce, a slice of butter, and fresh blueberries, with a fork on the side.

How to Store

French toast can be stored for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

Tips and Tricks

Add the vanilla bean to your egg mixture to intensify the vanilla flavor.

Once you’ve prepared the egg, milk, and vanilla mixture, let it rest for about ten minutes. This allows the vanilla to release all its flavor.

Cinnamon pairs very well with vanilla in French toast.

Use a small amount of butter for each slice of bread. If the butter in the pan becomes too dark, wash the pan and start with fresh butter. The taste of burnt butter will make your French toast bitter.

The best combinations for a perfect breakfast are adding maple syrup and Nutella to complete the dish.

French toast can also be savory; just don’t add sugar and replace the vanilla with a spice of your choice, such as chili and aromatic herbs.

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