What is your go-to splurge breakfast? Waffles, pancakes, or French toast? I will admit that I love all 3 but I have been on a French Toast kick for a while now! It is not an easy task to get the perfect French Toast, no one likes a soggy breakfast! I have finally found the perfect combination and I am sharing it with you today, the best & easiest French Toast recipe!
I love cinnamon, and if you put that in almost anything, it will taste even better! After all, that is one of my “secret” ingredients in my Banana Bread! If you haven’t made that yet you can find that recipe here. But my recipe for French Toast combines ease, cinnamon, and no more soggy bread that you will love!
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There are all kinds of recommendations out there for what type of bread to use for your French Toast. I have tried a lot of them. This is where I am a little different from the rest! Most will recommend you use brioche, baguettes, or ciabatta. I use Pepperidge Farm thick slice Brown Sugar Cinnamon bread. Some may say this is “cheating”, but it has been the best & easiest French Toast I have made yet! I have tried it several ways and I do not get soggy toast using this bread. And the amount of cinnamon is perfect! Lol!
I like to use my electric griddle instead of a skillet. I can cook at least 6 slices of French Toast at once and it’s a consistent heat. That is up to you, it’s a personal preference!
Julie’s French Toast Recipe
The Best & Easiest French Toast Recipe
- Pepperidge Farm Thick Sliced Brown Sugar Cinnamon Bread
- 4 Eggs
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- In a medium-sized bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
- Turn on your griddle to medium heat (325-350) and melt butter.
- Dip your bread into the egg mixture. I like to use tongs. I do not let them sit in there. I flip each one 4-5 times and place it on the griddle.
- Cook on each side until golden brown. It usually takes 2-3minutes on each side.
- I like to use lite syrup; I don’t notice a difference in the taste, and you save a few calories! Lol.
Chances are you will not have leftovers but if you do you have a few options!
If you are tight on time, I would recommend throwing it in the microwave with a damp paper towel, at 15-second intervals until heated through. Unfortunately, this will not give you crispy French Toast, but it will still be good. Another quick possibility is to put it in the toaster, for 1-2 minutes. It will give you a little more crispiness than the microwave.
Now if you have a few extra minutes in your morning the ideal way to reheat is in your air fryer! That’s right! Heat your air fryer to 350 and place it in there for 3-4 minutes. Don’t layer them on top of each other though. This will give you a nice crispy reheat! You can also reheat it in your oven if you don’t have an air fryer. The same thing, preheat to 350 and cover with foil. You will need to cook it for about 5-10 minutes and uncover it for the last 2 minutes. This takes a little longer, but your results should be pretty good!
Your final option is always to heat your skillet with a little bit of butter and fry it again for a few minutes. It will be as good as new!
So, are you a French Toast kind of person? If you are still looking for the perfect recipe this one is worth a try!
Please share your thoughts in the comments!