Best French Toast Recipe

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Discover the secrets to creating the most amazing French toast ever! It’s all about finding the right balance of ingredients and using the perfect ratios. I’ll guide you through the art of making French toast, sharing tips and tricks to achieve that ideal combination of buttery, crispy edges and custardy centers. Get ready to elevate your homemade French toast with these simple steps!

Best French Toast Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 6


  • 1 loaf of Challah or Brioche Bread sliced thick
  • 2 cups Half-and-Half or Heavy Cream
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Salted Butter for cooking


  • Start by cutting the Challah or Brioche Bread into thick slices. If possible, use stale or day-old bread for a sturdier texture that can soak up the custard mixture.
  • Make the custard mixture by whisking together half-and-half or cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until well combined. You can use an immersion blender or a regular blender to ensure the cinnamon is fully mixed into the custard.
  • Dip each slice of bread into the custard mixture, allowing both sides to soak for about 20 seconds. Carefully remove the bread, letting the excess custard drain off.
  • Cook low and slow on medium-low heat to ensure the center cooks through without the exterior browning too quickly. Add a generous amount of butter to create a perfect golden-brown crust.
  • Cook each side for 3-5 minutes, adjusting the heat if needed to prevent excessive browning.
  • Serve immediately with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, salted butter, and real maple syrup.


Enhance your French toast experience with delightful toppings:
  • Maple Syrup + Butter: Sweet cream butter, real maple syrup, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
  • Strawberries + Cream: Fresh strawberries and homemade sweet whipped cream.
  • Chocolate + Cream: Dark chocolate shavings and whipped cream.
  • Ricotta + Pistachio + Orange: Sweetened ricotta cream, fresh orange zest, and pistachios (you can also add chocolate shavings).
  • Mascarpone + Berries: Sweetened mascarpone with fresh berries or berry syrup.

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