Make this easy french toast recipe today! Simple ingredients transform old bread into a decadent and delicious french toast breakfast your family will love!
French toast is one of my all-time favorite breakfasts! I actually love breakfast foods – I would make breakfast for dinner once a week if it were up to me. This easy french toast recipe is actually a combination of how I like to make french toast and Andy’s french toast recipe. He makes really great breakfasts almost every Sunday, I need to share more of the things he makes for us!
The key to all french toast recipes is in the kind of bread you use. Of course, you can use good old sandwich bread and it will turn out fine.
But I love making french toast out of leftover baguettes, artisan loaves, or even croissants. It’s a great way to use up bread that is a bit dry and a few days old. Don’t ever waste it! Just make easy french toast with it instead 🙂 .
The bread that I used in these pictures is actually my homemade bread made from my super popular post, The Best Homemade Bread Recipe.
I used thick slices and it was about a week old, so I actually placed the bread in a 9×13 pan and then poured the egg mixture over the top and let it sit for about 7 minutes.
Actually, Abram helped me make this so the bread got thrown in the egg mixture very enthusiastically whether I was ready for it to be thrown in or not.
There was quite a bit of egg all over the counter by the time we were done, but everything turned out great! I love that he likes to help me cook. It keeps the pre-meal whining at bay, he feels proud when it’s put on the table, and he is excited to eat.
Although he is always excited to eat, he really loves food! Proof he is my child. Ha! I think his ability to eat things like curry and salsa have concerned waiters and waitresses in the past.
What can I say? If he wants to try something, we always let him.This easy and delicious french toast is sure to become a favorite in your family too. Try it this Sunday!
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Easy French Toast
- 8-10 pieces bread preferably day old and slightly stale
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- zest from 1 orange
- In a pie plate, combine eggs, brown sugar, nutmeg, milk, vanilla and orange zest.
- Mix well until the eggs are beaten.
- Heat skillet on low and let it come to temperature.
- Place pieces of bread in egg mixture, coating both sides.
- If the bread is thick and stale, let it sit for up to 7 minutes per side, but don't let it get soggy. Soggy bread won't cook well.
- Butter skillet and cook bread until golden brown on both sides. Cooking it slow is the best way to ensure it is cooked through and not tough.