There’s nothing more comforting than a warm fluffy french toast with a side of your favourite tea or coffee. Indulge in this wonderful delight loaded with flavor and heavenly aroma, made in just under 10 minutes!
Classic French Toast
This breakfast classic has won the hearts of many – for all the good reasons. It’s one of my favorite breakfast dishes not only because it is incredibly simple to make, but its heavenly aroma and taste that fills your tastebuds.
After many sessions of experimentation, I finally found the best ratio for that perfect fluffy toast – and I’m very excited to share with you all!
The key to making the perfect French Toast is to keep it simple, but aromatic. This recipe only calls for ingredients that are likely available in your kitchen – which is a huge plus! Here are the ingredients you will need:
- Eggs and milk for the custardy base (feel free to substitute with almond milk)
- Vanilla extract and cinnamon for the aroma and a hint of spice
- A pinch of salt for the essential sweet/savory balance
- Thick slices of bread for that extra fluff – most popular types include Brioche and Challah – I’ve used thick slices of classic Italian bread for this recipe
- Butter for the overall coating
- Your choice of syrup to add the drizzle of sweetness – my personal favorite is Maple syrup (hands down the best thing my fellow Canadians have invented)
- And lastly, fresh fruits to top it all off – berries and bananas are complement the toast perfectly!
Some tips to achieve the perfect toast
- Using day-old bread is the best as slightly stale bread will do best when absorbing the custardy batter, but if you don’t have any at hand, day-of bread will just do fine.
- Cut thick slices of bread as the highlight of French toast is cutting through that big fluff of goodness with a fork and knife – and you won’t get the same experience with thin slices of bread. I also personally prefer white bread over whole-grain for this recipe, but it’s definitely up to your preference!
- Set aside the bread for at least 5 minutes before grilling. That way, it gives enough time for the bread to soak up the egg mixture which is the key to extra-custardy French toast. 5 minutes is hard, especially with a growling stomach, but I assure you that it will be worth it!
I hope you enjoy this recipe, and please do leave any comments below or message me on Instagram for any questions!
Other easy Brunch recipes you may like:
- Shakshuka (Eggs in Hell)
- Strawberry Sando (Japanese Fruit Sandwich)
- Classic Eggs Benedict
- Korean Egg Drop Sandwich
- Ultra Moist Banana Bread
Classic French Toast
- 3 large eggs
- 100 ml milk
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
- pinch fine sea salt
- 4 slices bread of your choice
- 2 tbsp butter
- maple syrup and toppings based on preference
- In a medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
- Dip both sides of the bread slices with the egg mixture and set aside for at least 5 minutes.
- In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook bread slices until browned on both sides.
- Serve with syrup and toppings of your choice.