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Best French Toast Recipe

The best french toast recipe with warm undertones of vanilla, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg, fluffy, browned and toasted with soft creamy custard-like insides. This best french toast recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Delicious french toast that is easy to make, always fluffy and never eggy or soggy.  This is the technique that I use to get foolproof golden toasted french toast every time.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast in bed food, brunch food, mothers day food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 301kcal
Author April Boller Wright


  • cup milk warm heat milk in the microwave for about 35 seconds
  • 2 tbsp melted butter for the custard
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 small pinches nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ plus 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extra
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 7 slices sandwich bread I used wheat bread
  • 1-2 tbsp unsalted butter for the skillet


  • To make the french toast. To a large bowl add the sugar and eggs and whisk well until combined. Add the melted butter, warmed milk and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well until most of the clumps from the cinnamon and flour clumps are gone. The warmed milk will help prevent the flour and cinnamon from clumping. 
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  • Set the oven to warm. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter. Dip the bread into the custard mixture*See notes. Place the bread in the hot skillet. Cook each side for about 3-4 minutes or until golden and browned. Place french toast on baking sheet then place it in the oven to keep warm until the rest of the french toast is done.
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  • Add your choice of fruit, powdered sugar or syrup. Serve this best french toast with bacon and eggs. 
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For this recipe I used LA BOULANGERIE  croissant toast. 
For fresh bread: place up to two slices of bread in the french toast batter and immediately flip it over.  Flip the bread over and repeat the same steps.
For stale bread: place up to two slices of bread in the french toast batter and let it soak for a few seconds. Flip the bread over and repeat the same steps. 
Do not let the bread sit in the mixture too long or it will fall apart or get too soggy. 
This is the baking pan and griddle I used.


Calories: 301kcal