Canadian French Toast Recipe

Golden Bread French Toast - Pain Dore. Flickr user snowpea&bokchoi
  • 23 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Yield: 3 to 6 servings
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This Canadian French toast recipe, alternately known as golden bread or pain dore, is an easy preparation of thickly sliced bread soaked in sweetened, cinnamon custard and then sautéed in butter to golden perfection. The origin of the whimsical name "golden bread" is from the delicate hue the bread takes on after it is fried and drizzled with amber maple syrup.

What You'll Need

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 slices bread (day old)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Garnish: maple syrup

How to Make It

Cook's note: While softer breads may be used, this French toast recipe produces great results with a drier, more substantial bread, like a country loaf or baguettes.

How to make Canadian French toast:

Beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together until the mixture is completely blended and smooth. Stir the milk into the egg mixture until it is fully incorporated. Place the slices of bread into the egg mixture, turn them over to coat all the surfaces, and allow the bread to soak for 5 minutes.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet set over medium heat. Cook 2 slices of soaked bread in the melted butter for 3 minutes. Turn the slices of French toast over and cook them for an additional 3 minutes, until they are golden brown and lightly crispy on each side. Repeat with the remaining butter and soaked bread.

This golden bread recipe makes 3 to 6 servings.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 180
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 132 mg
Sodium 132 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 7 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)