French Toast With Vanilla

French toast with vanilla
Diana Rattray
Prep: 8 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 18 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
192 Calories
9g Fat
14g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 192
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 238mg 79%
Sodium 276mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 12g
Calcium 152mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This vanilla French toast recipe is wonderful with thicker slices of bread, such as Texas toast. Other ideal bread options include brioche or challah.

Serve this French toast with fresh berries, sausages, or bacon for a full, hearty breakfast. Sprinkle with some ground cinnamon or cinnamon sugar, or drizzle with maple syrup or golden cane syrup.

Feel free to swap out the vanilla extract with some vanilla bean paste, as well. You can also add a little cinnamon to the egg mixture.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 to 8 slices bread

Steps to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt.

  2. Dip bread slices in the mixture, turning to coat both sides.

  3. Grease a griddle or skillet or spray with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat.

  4. Cook the French toast slices for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.

  5. Serve this French toast with butter and maple syrup, cane syrup, or a fruit syrup.


  • Challah, brioche, French bread, and Italian bread are excellent choices for French toast. Feel free to consider raisin bread, cinnamon bread, and other flavored bread for an interesting flavor twist.
  • To keep the French toast warm while making more, keep it in a preheated 200 F oven until all of the French toast is ready.
  • Make several batches and freeze it for convenient breakfasts throughout the month. Spread the cooled French toast out on a baking sheet and place the pan in the freezer. When the pieces are frozen, place them in containers or freezer bags, separated by pieces of wax paper. Reheat frozen French toast in a skillet or pop it in the toaster.

Recipe Variations

  • For lighter French toast, use 1/4 cup of egg substitute for each whole egg, or replace one or all of the eggs with 3 egg whites per egg.
  • For maple flavor, replace half of the milk with pure maple syrup.