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French toast with blueberries and mandarins and maple syrup being poured on top.
Basic French Toast
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
French toast is a fantastic way to kick off a weekend. Use stale bread and the right technique to get it crispy on the outside and custard-like on the inside.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Brunch, Kid Friendly, weekend breakfast, Eggs, Bread, Leftover bread, Breakfast/Brunch, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 501 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 to 10 thick slices French or Italian bread ¾-inch thick slices
  • butter to grease the pan
  1. In a wide and shallow bowl, beat the eggs, milk, salt, sugar and vanilla extract together until well combined.
  2. Pre-heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. While the pan is heating up, soak the first batch of bread slices. The bread should soak in the batter for about 20 to 30 seconds per side.
  3. Add about 2 teaspoons of butter to the skillet and let it melt. Transfer the bread slices from the batter to the skillet, and cook each side until it is golden brown – about 1 to 2 minutes per side. While each batch of bread is finishing, soak the next batch of bread in the batter, and repeat this step until all the bread has been cooked.
  4. You can hold the finished French toast warm in a 200˚ F oven, but it is better to serve it immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Basic French Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 1018mg42%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 86g29%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 172mg17%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.