French Toast – Learn to Cook + Video

French Toast is my second recipe from my old home economics book. This recipe is the perfect easy french toast recipe. You can make French toast with crispy edges, In no time at all, you clean learn how to make the best French Toast.

french toast with chopped strawberries on top.

Ingredients in French Toast

French toast is a great way to use up day-old bread. In fact, some bread makes better French toast than others. If you have some old cinnamon raisin bread, Challah, or perhaps even some Texas Toast, you are in business to make French Toast. Heck, you may even want to make it from this delicious French bread recipe.

Essentially old bread (old does not mean moldy, don’t eat moldy bread), is dipped into an egg batter and the bread is cooked with butter in a skillet or in a pan. This batter turns into a lovely concoction of eggy bread that you can serve with almost anything.

French toast ingredients

What to Serve with French Toast

You can serve French Toast with butter, syrup, powdered sugar, or even fruit. I have even had this done Russian style and it was served with smoked fish and white fish spreads. Making up a batch of French Toast is a great way to use up bread that is just past its prime, it is economical and best of all it is a very easy recipe to make.

What should you serve with French Toast?

Are you looking for dishes to serve with this breakfast? Since this is such a starchy food, I suggest that you go for something that is high in protein. Here are some ideas for you.

  • Fresh sliced fruit
  • Eggs – poached, scrambled, fried, etc.
  • Meat – sausage, bacon,
  • Picadillo, Mexican-Style ground beef

What bread is good for French Toast?

The best bread for making French toast is the bread you have at home. Here are some ideas for making your own French toast.

  • Brioche
  • Sourdough
  • Cinnamon bread
  • Raisin bread
  • Banana bread
  • whole wheat french toast
  • Croissants
  • French bread
  • Italian bread

What toppings are good for French Toast?

You can serve all sorts of toppings with this breakfast dish. You are ready only limited by your imagination. Here are some of my favorites. You can go sweet or savory.

  • butter
  • flavored butter
  • maple syrup
  • powdered sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • cinnamon sugar
  • fried bacon and cheese
  • smoked salmon
  • cheese spreads
  • smashed avocado

Why is my French toast soggy

There can be two reasons that French toast is soggy. It could have soaked up too much of the egg batter, and it is undercooked, it may remain soggy, after cooking. You should not allow the bread to soak in the egg batter for too long. So to stop this, you need to place the bread into the egg batter press it down lightly and then flip it over and then place it into the skillet. You should take care to cook to cook the bread until it is firm.

French toast with syrup, chopped strawberries, and orange slices

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Homemade French Toast

French toast is super easy to make. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: French Toast, Homemade French Toast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 260kcal


  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices stale bread
  • 2 teaspoons butter to grease the skillet or griddle


  • Combine beaten egg, milk, sugar, and salt in a bowl.
  • Melt butter in warmed skillet and make sure the bottom is covered with melted butter.
  • Dip slices of bread into the egg mixture. Don't soak, simply dip and remove.
  • Place the dipped bread in a preheated skillet or on a griddle.
  • Cook until it is browned on the underside. This should only take a minute or two.
  • Use a spatula to flip over the bread and cook the other side until browned.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 516mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Sm.

    5 stars
    Let’s just say I’m a 13 year old. I like making simple recipes and this channel has helped me learn many ways and this way is one of my favorite ones. Thank you, Stephanie Manley. 😀

  2. Rosalina Villarruel

    5 stars
    I’ve been looking for a go to method to make french toast for a while now. Then I stumbled on this post. It must have been fate!

    Thanks for posting 🙂

  3. Sabrina

    5 stars
    I know this is technically for breakfast but it was great at 12 am when I was hungry and had almost nothing in the fridge except bread, eggs, and milk. Thanks for the recipe!! I’ll definitely be saving it for later.

  4. kevin1

    I like to use day old challah or brioche for mine. I soak the slices until the eggy milk goes right through to the core of them before sauteing them in unsalted butter infused with vanilla. Sometimes I bake them instead, the perfume that fills my kitchen is well worth the wait.

    • Domenik

      I like to put banana slices that are lightly coated in sugar and cinnamon on to my French toast it gives it another good taste

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