2 slices of French toast on a white plate on a table.

Easy French Toast

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I absolutely love breakfast recipes and food. Breakfast is probably my favorite meal or at least the food that is commonly eaten for breakfast. This easy French toast is so yummy and easy to make.

In this recipe, I will show you how to make amazing homemade easy French toast. Maybe you are more of a pancake fan? Maybe you like waffles the best? Or maybe you like to get a bit more classy with some yummy sweet crepes?

Either way, you should definitely give this french toast recipe a try. Who knows they may become your new favorite. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

We only need a few ingredients for this easy French toast recipe. You will need the following:

  • Bread – I like to use the thick “Texas Toast” style white bread, but this will work with any kind of bread.
  • Egg – The egg is the main ingredient for the French toast.
  • Milk – The milk thins out the batter, you can add a bit more or less depending on your tastes.
  • Vanilla extract – The vanilla adds so much flavor and enhances the flavor of the other ingredients.
  • Butter – Butter adds flavor.
  • Cinnamon – This optional ingredient can be added to the batter to give it another depth of flavor.

Step 2: How to make this easy French toast recipe

Begin by adding the egg, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon (optional) in a bowl. Mix the ingredients together with a fork until well combined. If you like a little less egg taste to you French toast add a bit more milk, up to 4 total tablespoons.

Step 3: Soak bread in batter

Hand dipping a piece of white bread in French toast batter.

Now using clean hands, tongs, or gloves dip your bread into the batter on both sides and allow it to soak some of that batter up. I usually do this right next to the burner on the stove.

Step 4: Cook that yummy French toast

Hand dropping a piece of battered bread into a hot skillet

Take a skillet and heat it with medium heat on the stovetop. A nice flat griddle pan works great for these. Add some butter to the pan and allow it to coat the bottom. Then place the battered pieces of bread on the pan.

Allow the French toast to cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side until they get nice and golden brown. Use a spatula to flip them over. I like to add extra butter on the tops while they are still in the pan. Then remove them from the pan and put them on a plate.

Step 5: Finish them off with toppings

Two slices of French toast on a white plate topped with maple syrup.

Now all you need to do is finish them with your favorite toppings. Some of my favorite toppings are maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, strawberries, and other fruit, etc. Enjoy! See I told you they were easy to make.

2 slices of French toast on a white plate on a table.
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5 from 12 votes

Easy French Toast

If you love breakfast and you love French toast, this recipe is for you. It is so easy to make using very few ingredients. Breakfast foods are some of my favorite foods to eat, and French toast is so high up on my list!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: bread, butter, easy, eggs
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • skillet or griddle
  • Spatula
  • Fork
  • Bowl
  • Shallow bowl/pie pan
  • tongs or gloves


  • 1 egg
  • 2 pieces of thick sliced bread whatever bread you like
  • 2 – 4 tbsp of Milk 30ml
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract 1ml
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon optional


  • In a bowl mix together the egg, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon (optional). Pour the batter into a shallow pie plate, it just makes it a little easier to soak the bread.
  • Soak the two slices of bread on both sides and sop up that batter. Use clean hands, tongs or gloves.
  • Heat a skillet or griddle on medium heat and then coat the bottom with butter. Place the soaked bread onto the skillet or griddle and cook each side for a minute or two until golden brown. You can add more butter to the tops of the French toast while still in the pan.
  • Once done, remove from the pan and serve topped with things like maple syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, nutella, powdered sugar, etc. Enjoy!


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Note: These nutritional facts only pertain to the plain cooked French toast and does not include any toppings. That will vary even more depending on the toppings you use.
Easy French toast nutritional facts
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Calories: 266kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    This is really good, I try finding the best french toast recipes, but they are either to sweet or have no taste at all! Thanks Matt! #DefinitelyRecommend!!!

  2. katrina Kroeplin

    french toast is just a great go to recipe. a fam fav here!

  3. This is the easiest french toast recipe I have come across! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I love your Easy French Toast! It’s so easy to prepare!

  5. 5 stars
    I used to love making french toast before I went vegan. Your recipe still looks great though and will make this for my friends for brunch this weekend when they come over. Yum

  6. Honestly, I haven’t made french toast for years. This is easy enough to make me want to give it a go.

  7. 5 stars
    This looks so amazing to me! I think I will have french toast tomorrow for breakfast.

  8. 5 stars
    It looks tasty and very easy to make,Thanks for sharing.

  9. 5 stars
    This looks easy to make, I would love to try this out, Thanks for sharing!

  10. Bright snow Loveland

    Very yummy bread toast. Good for morning tea. Thanks for sharing

  11. Thanks for the tips! I always feel like the toast burns to the pan, so it is nice to have some guidance.

  12. clever thinking using the texas toast. i will have to try that next time i make french toast.

  13. Oh my goodness, this recipe looks so good! I’ll have to try it at some point in the next week or so.

  14. Gervin Khan

    It looks tasty and easy, gonna make one tommorow.

  15. 5 stars
    Nnnniiiiccceeeeee….is it safe to say that I can use non-dairy products for the actual dairy ones? Will the taste come out the same or similar?

  16. 5 stars
    There is nothing to do, I find French cuisine the best of goodness … breakfasts and snacks, to taste!

  17. 5 stars
    That looks so good! I love making French toast for the family. It’s one of our favorite breakfasts.

  18. 5 stars
    This french toast was amazing!! We all loved it and can’t wait to make more! So good!

  19. 5 stars
    Everyone loves french toast – this is going to be a great addition to my breakfast recipe box.

  20. 5 stars
    Starting my day off right with these tomorrow; looks too good to pass up and easy too!

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