Vanilla French Toast

How to make the Perfect French Toast. The BEST classic French Toast Recipe with tips and tricks for making perfect French Toast.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 8 Slices Brioche Challah, Texas Toast, Cinnamon, or French Bread, sliced
  • 6 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Half n Half or Whole Milk or Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Butter for griddle

  • Toppings Ideas:
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Berries
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Whipped Cream


  1. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, make the sweet custard batter by whisking together eggs, half n half, sugar, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. You may even whip it in a blender.
  2. Dip the bread into the custard batter for about 1 minute per side, to fully coat the bread.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Place a pat of butter and let it begin to sizzle. Add french toast slices dipped into custard into the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Watch carefully as you may want to LOWER the heat to medium-low if the bread is browning too quickly.  You want it to be fully cooked on the inside as well so low and slow wins the race.
  4. Remove from skillet and place on a wire rack so the French Toast doesn't become soggy. The air circulation helps keeps any steam from forming underneath the French Toast. You may also keep the French Toast warm by placing in an oven set to 200 degrees.
  5. Repeat by placing another pat of butter in the skillet and continue to cook remaining bread slices.
  6. Top with Butter, Powdered Sugar, Maple Syrup, and Fresh Fruit.