Delicious Thick French Toast

Thick French toast with syrup on white plate

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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
250 Calories
18g Fat
12g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 245mg 82%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 10g
Calcium 106mg 8%
*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.)

Because it uses extra thick bread, it's important to make sure that the egg mixture is fully absorbed into the bread; otherwise, you'll just have dry bread at the center of the slices. Also, since it's so thick, the cooking is done in two steps: first we brown the French toast on the griddle, then finish the cooking in the oven to make sure it cooks all the way through.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 slices extra-thick "Texas toast" bread
  • ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 F.

  2. Beat eggs thoroughly. Whisk in sugar, half and half, and vanilla.

  3. Pour the custard mixture into a shallow glass dish. It should be at least two inches deep to ensure the extra-thick bread can be fully submerged.

  4. Heat your griddle to medium-low and melt the butter on it.

  5. Soak a couple of slices of bread (but only as many your griddle can accommodate at once) in the custard while you count to ten. Flip them over and repeat.

  6. Carefully remove the soaked slices from the custard, letting the excess liquid drain into the dish, and transfer the bread to the griddle. Flip when the bottoms are golden brown. When the other sides are also golden brown, remove them from the griddle.

  7. Transfer the browned French toast to the oven and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the custard at the center is fully cooked. Serve right away.