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French Toast

French Toast

French Toast is a great way to use up day old bread and a great way to feed a bunch of hungry mouths when you’re low on eggs.

Cinnamon is a must in this simple French Toast recipe!  Most recipes will use sugar in the egg mixture to add a little sweetness, but I’m using maple syrup because it doesn’t need time to dissolve like sugar does.

Try serving French Toast with something salty – like bacon or sausage.  It’s that salty/sweet combo that is oh-so-satisfying!

French Toast

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6

French Toast


8 – 10 slices of bread, about ½ inch thick slices
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Place a baking sheet in the oven and heat oven to 200°F.
  2. In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt until well blended.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in nonstick frying pan over medium-low heat.
  4. Dip 2 slices of bread into the egg mixture, turning each slice a few times until well soaked, but not falling apart. Add to frying pan and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until the second side is golden. Transfer to baking sheet in oven. Repeat with remaining bread.
  5. Serve French toast with maple syrup and butter.

French Toast Tips:

  • Keep an eye on the heat. Lower it if the bread it cooking too quickly.
  • Serve with maple syrup and butter, jam, or fresh fruit.
  • Wipe out the frying pan if the butter starts to burn and add fresh butter.
  • You can use a French or Italian loaf, good quality white bread, challah, brioche, even croissants work perfectly! Regardless of what bread you use, it’s always best to use day-old.


  1. Kary, I substitute orange juice and a little Grand Marnier :) to the adult portions. Great flavor.

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