The Best French Toast

The recipe I've been using for many, many years - my famous homemade French toast is sure to please.

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French Toast is one of my favourite breakfast foods. I’ve made it a million times by now, to the point where I’ve come up with a recipe that has been no-fail for many years. This is my recipe, which I’m sure you’ll find to be super delicious and hopefully you’ll love it too!

If you love breakfast like I do, give our The BEST Homemade Pancake Recipe From Scratch a try too!

And hey, if you are in a hurry you can always make Frozen French toast sticks in your air fryer!

French Toast on a plate
French Toast

What is French Toast?

French Toast is bread dipped into an egg mixture and then browned on either side. In my case, I use a number of additional ingredients along with the egg to enhance the flavour. I find that this recipe is one of the best ways to make it and our family loves them.

How to Make French Toast

To make this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  1. White Bread
  2. Eggs
  3. Vanilla Extract
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Cream (half and half)
  6. Blueberries (to top, if desired)

Time needed: 10 minutes

Here’s how you make French toast in the best possible way with the most flavour you can.

  1. Gather your ingredients.

    You will need vanilla extract, eggs, white bread, cinnamon, half and half cream and, in my case, a griddle.Homemade French Toast Ingredients

  2. Add ingredients to a container.

    Add vanilla, cinnamon and eggs in a container that is large enough to fit a slice of bread so you can dip and thoroughly cover each slice.Homemade French Toast Ingredients Step two

  3. Pour in the cream.

    Add the cream to the ingredients and whisk until blended well.Homemade French Toast Ingredients Step three

  4. Dip each slice of bread.

    Dip each slice of bread into the French toast egg mixture, being sure to cover completely.Homemade French Toast Ingredients Step Four

  5. Add to griddle.

    Add the coated slices of bread to the griddle or your frying pan and brown on each side, then remove.Homemade French Toast Ingredients Step Five

  6. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

    Serve with icing sugar, blueberries and syrup (if desired).

Changing up your French Toast

There are many ways to serve your French toast. I like to use icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar for some of you) and blueberries but you can modify as much as you like. Some people enjoy eating them plain as well.

Another item you can substitute our is the type of bread. While the most common bread of choice is white bread, some people prefer sourdough or wheat bread and of course, if this is your preference, I can promise you that it tastes great regardless of the type of bread.

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French Toast

The recipe I've been using for many, many years – my famous homemade French toast is sure to please.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 4 slices Texas style bread (thick sliced type)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cream half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon ground


  • Combine the ingredients (except the bread) in a bowl and whisk.
  • Dip each slice of bread into the mixture and coat thoroughly.
  • Place on a griddle or frying pan and brown on each side on medium heat.
  • Dust with icing sugar and blueberries (if desired) and serve with syrup.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 64kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 128mg, Sodium: 48mg, Potassium: 52mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 235IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Jillian says

    I have had the fabulous luck to have had this French Toast made by non other than Mike himself and it is literally the best French toast I have EVER had. I make it at home as well and it’s easy to make, the kids love it and is the perfect breakfast for Christmas or any holiday for that matter. HIGHLY recommend. Thanks Mike!!!5 stars

  2. Jen says

    Thanks for the recipe!! We love French toast at our house. My dad taught us to make it when we were young and his recipe is like yours but with nutmeg added. 😋

  3. Joni says

    French Toast has been my favorite since I was a little girl. I have been adding the same ingredients as your recipe for 20 years and it is the Best. However, I use thicker Bread.
    Van de Kamp’s has a French Toast bread that is thick (like Texas toast) and perfect. ENJOY!

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