Easy French Toast Recipe Homemade- is delicious, perfectly cooked and deliciously sweet. With a tasty browned outside and a tender (and not soggy!) inside- you will want to make this French toast every morning!
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French Toast is a Sunday morning staple. It is perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any Christmas morning. Serve with some crunchy oven baked bacon and fresh orange juice and oooh my!
It is one of my favorite items to order when I go out for brunch and I knew I had to share my go-to homemade recipe with you all!
There are many different ways to cook French toast, with various ingredients and cooking methods, but I want to share my tried-and-true recipe today!
Why I love this simple french toast recipe
There are no soggy centers! I hate when you spend all that time cooking your French toast to be perfectly browned and not burned only to have the center a mushy mess!
This recipe only needs a handful of ingredients and you can use a variety of different breads- so use what you have!
These are so easy to make that your family will want them over and over again!
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What ingredients do you need?
- Bread- brioche, Texas toast, sourdough, artisan, or white bread!
- Heavy Cream (if you don’t have this just use more milk!)
- Brown Sugar (you can use white sugar if that’s all you have!)
- Butter for frying
How to make simple French toast?
- Lightly toast your bread on both sides (I recommend broiling in the oven)- just enough to dry the outside of the bread but not brown it.
- Combine all the custard ingredients (heavy cream, milk, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt)
- Preheat your pan- I like to spray with non-stick cooking spray and then add butter to prevent butter from burning
- Dip your toasted bread in the custard mix for 10-20 seconds on each side depending on bread thickness.
- Fry your French toast over medium low heat until browned on each side then place on a lined baking sheet in a warm oven until the rest are done cooking!
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#1: Light toast the bread in the oven to dry out the outside. You don’t want the bread browned (like when you pop it in the toaster), just firm to the touch. I recommend preheating your oven to broil on high, then place the bread on a baking sheet.
Broil for 1-2 minutes- watching the bread carefully to make sure you don’t brown it, then flip and repeat.
Drying out the bread keeps the bread from becoming over saturated in the custard when it soaks and prevents from a soggy center.
#2: Spray your fry pan with cooking spray then add your butter. This will keep your butter from burning!
#3: Keep your cooked French toast in a warm oven on a baking sheet so it will stay warm while you cooking the entire batch.
I love using a brioche or Texas toast, but I’ve used the Sara Lee artesano bread without any trouble too!
The thickness of the bread will determine how long it should soak in the custard mixture. I like to do 10 seconds each side for everyday white bread or up to 20 seconds each side for thicker pieces like brioche
Lightly toast the bread before soaking and don’t soak the bread too long in the custard.
Once cooked to perfection, place on a baking sheet in a warm oven. I recommend preheating the oven to the lowest temp then turning off, or if you broiled the bread before cooking simply turn the broiler off and the oven should stay warm.
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Watch how to make this recipe!
Easy French Toast Recipe Homemade
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 4 large eggs
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp salt
- Non-Stick Cooking spray*
- Butter for frying*
- 12-16 slices bread depends on the thickness
- Place bread on a baking sheet and preheat your oven to a high broil. Lightly toast your bread on each side so that it is just dried out but not browned at all. Flip and repeat with the other side of the bread.
- Whisk heavy cream, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt until fully combined. (½ cup heavy cream, 1 cup milk, 4 large eggs, 2 tbs brown sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla, ¼ tsp salt)
- Spray a frying pan with non-stick cooking spray (like pam) and preheat over medium heat.
- Soak the bread pieces* right before your cook them in the egg and milk mixture. Depending on the thickness of the bread I recommend between 10-20 seconds on each side.
- Once the pan is hot add butter and move around to coat the surface of the pan. (1 tsp butter)
- Place your dipped bread into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and repeat. Make sure to watch the bread so it doesn’t burn.*
- Once cooked place back on the baking sheet and in the oven with the oven off. It should still be warm from toasting the bread and will keep your French toast warm as you cook the rest.
- When ready to serve top with your favorite syrup, berries, and a little whipped cream!
- *I recommend spraying the pan with non-stick cooking spray to help prevent your butter from burning.
- *I use about 1 tsp for every two pieces of French toast I make.
- *Respray with non-stick cooking spray and add more butter for each new French toast you cook. So for me I typically cook two in a pan then will respray and add more butter before the next two are cooked.
- * Don’t soak the pieces all at once and then have them sitting in a wet pile- this will make them soggy and potentially not cook all the way through.
- *Check your French toast at the 1 minute mark and every 30 seconds thereafter to prevent burning.