Basic French Toast

Course: Breakfast


  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar optional
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices bread
  • butter to grease pan


  • Heat skillet over medium-low heat or 375°
  • Grease if necessary.
  • Beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth.
  • Dip bread into egg mixture.
  • Transfer the egg-coated bread slices to the hot skillet or griddle. Heat slowly until the bottom is golden brown. Turn and brown the other side.


If you're serving the French toast all at once, keep slices warm in the oven set on the 200 F or "warm" setting while you make subsequent batches.
Recipe Variations
Use raisin cinnamon bread.
Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the egg mixture for cinnamon-spiced French toast.
Use part light cream, half-and-half, or heavy cream to create a silkier, richer egg batter.
Up your French toast game and make pain perdu. Meaning "lost bread," this French-influenced New Orleans recipe uses allspice, cinnamon, and vanilla, with thick French baguette slices.