Vanilla French Toast Recipe
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Vanilla French Toast Recipe

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We discovered this recipe in Mexico. We couldn't figure out what made the French toast so delicious until we learned the secret was vanilla—one of Mexico's most popular flavorings. Since then, we've added a touch of vanilla to our waffle and pancake recipes, and it makes all the difference. —Joe and Bobbi Schott, Castroville, Texas
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 12 slices day-old sandwich bread
  • Optional toppings: butter, maple syrup, fresh berries and confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 slices: 218 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 376mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat.


  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together first five ingredients. Preheat a greased griddle over medium heat.
  2. Dip bread in egg mixture, allowing to soak 30 seconds on each side. Cook on griddle until golden brown on both sides. Serve with toppings as desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Vanilla French Toast in Reminisce November/December 1997, p45

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 264676
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2017

"Perfect recipe to teach my son to make french toast! We used whole milk instead of skim, next time we'll add a bit of cinnamon to the egg mixture."

amsm User ID: 8302234 257847
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2016

"This recipe gives you a basic french toast. It is a good recipe if you want something simple to try. The sugar gives the toast some sweetness while the vanilla adds a nice mellow vanilla flavor. I did add cinnamon and sugar to the top of mine for added flavor."

Ham_Sammich User ID: 8473184 249826
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"Delicious and simple! Only thing I mixed up was using skim milk instead of 2%. My young daughters are picky eaters and were hesitant to try it, so I cut it into french toast sticks and they gobbled it right up. Will definitely be making this one again!!!"

hkpepin User ID: 3030797 249298
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2016

"Simple and easily adaptable to a larger family. I used vanilla almond milk in lieu of regular milk in order to get a more vanilla flavor. I also used a chocolate chip bread for fun and my kids loved it. Each ate at least 2 slices and my 2 year old labelled it Super Awesome and cleaned his plate. Love an easy meal where no one complains. A keeper!"

eminsol User ID: 4077674 247194
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2016

"I've been using vanilla extract for years, but try maple along with the vanilla extract. I did this when my daughter was small and we had to leave early, she could have her french toast in the car with no mess. I made bunches and just froze them, worked well just dropping them into the toaster. Also, I've been using Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste recently and it is an improvement over the extract. Enjoy!"

[email protected] User ID: 3864962 245003
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"Loved the flavor the vanilla gives it."

[email protected] User ID: 193450 243088
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"Delicious. Used a tad less sugar, but doubled the vanilla extract. Try almond extract sometime!"

pinkcottoncandysparkle User ID: 8668691 239765
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"" I added evaporated milk instead of regular milk and added cinnamon sugar instead of white sugar" It was to die for!! ;)"

Sunshinebakerpa User ID: 7360500 237917
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"I followed the recipe and added a bit of cinnamon to the batter. Very easy to make."

Shoes58 User ID: 2519954 233332
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"This is the french toast of my childhood! So that means it was perfect in every way. Simple to make and oh so satisfying. Change nothing and you will have a "happy meal"."

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