Admittedly, I’ve only made french toast twice in my life – the first time was years ago and the second, more recently, was too much of a flop than I’d like to admit. But I had some pretty decent cinnamon swirl bread that I picked up from my favorite apple orchard last weekend that needed to be used up quickly before it started growing your biggest bread enemy and mine: mold. So yes, as much of a huge fan I am of french toast, it’s never been a major player in my breakfast repetoire. However, after this attempt, I think I might see what I can do with it in the future…maybe adding fruit? or chocolate?? or fruit and chocolate together????

This recipe is pretty simple and I figured I would jot it down here so that I can use it in the future and if anyone else out there is as inept at making french toast as I have been, there is now a simple recipe for you to use too. 🙂 Considering my lack of french toast making skills, I didn’t actually use a recipe, but kinda made it up as I went along…that IS what cooking is about sometimes, isn’t it?

French Toast
source: Smells Like Home

  • 8 thick slices of bread, preferably a few days old, about 1″ thick each
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 tbsp half n half
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • butter, cinnamon-sugar mixture (2 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon) for serving, and maple syrup
  1. Heat a griddle or large non-stick frying pan to medium heat. Meanwhile, beat eggs, milk, half n half, vanilla, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  2. When griddle is hot, soak bread in egg mixture until softened and place on griddle. Repeat for remaining slices of bread. Flip after about 3 or 4 minutes (bottom will be browned) and then move cooked french toast to a warmed plate in a warm oven until all the bread is cooked.
  3. Top each piece with a small pat of butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture, and serve with maple syrup, if desired.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 8-10 minutes

Serves: 4

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  • Ally
    November 8, 2007 at 4:07 AM

    Your toast looks fabulous! I haven’t made it many times either. It must have been 2 years since I’ve made it. Until last Sunday for dh. He loves the stuff. I’ll be sure to try your recipe the next time!