Very Vanilla French Toast Recipe
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Very Vanilla French Toast Recipe

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These French toast slices have creamy vanilla flavor from convenient pudding mix, plus a hint of cinnamon. We like to top them with syrup or powdered sugar and fresh berries.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 slices Texas toast
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Nutritional Facts

2 slices: 336 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 562mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the milk, pudding mix, egg and cinnamon for 2 minutes or until well blended. Dip toast in pudding mixture, coating both sides.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook bread on both sides until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Very Vanilla French Toast in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p56

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Robby1 User ID: 1478802 263686
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2017

"We love French Toast and this is the best recipe I have found. I used French bread and cooked until it got a little crispy. I cut down on the cinnamon as some people said 1/2 tsp was too much, but I will increase the amount I used next time to get the amount right for our liking. Excellent recipe."

JaneneMarie User ID: 2544958 232923
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Best French Toast I have ever tasted! I've made it with both Texas toast bread and sliced French bread. Both were great! Now I make sure I always have a package of Cook and Serve Vanilla Pudding mix in my cupboard:)"

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 107819
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"My boys loved this french toast. As several others also mentioned, do not, I repeat, do not, use instant pudding. It does not work, at all!"

khegeman User ID: 2379383 142988
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"Pudding gives it a subtle vanilla taste."

sdaly User ID: 7011199 55523
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"Oh and first time I mistakenly used instant pudding so it was really mushy and soft..... So make sure you use cook and serve pudding mix.

Also, I put 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon as the recipe said, even though I love cinnamon I would say it's a bit too much. I would halve the cinnamon next time and also lower the heat but toast it longer to get a more crunchy feeling:D Generally I like my second trial it delicious and a wonderful sensation~~"

sdaly User ID: 7011199 206314
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"It's really good with Texas Toast, but if you use bread of thinner slices, it would turn out too soft.~"

tarabug User ID: 2938571 119310
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"Wait, I just realized I used instant pudding instead of cook and serve. That probably makes a big difference :) Maybe I'll try it again with the right ingredients."

tarabug User ID: 2938571 63555
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

"This was an epic fail for me. It never really toasted. The bread was mushy. Not good."

love2cook64 User ID: 3015147 63551
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"very tasty. i doubled everything but cinnamon. family loved it"

jdconlin User ID: 3932105 59540
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"I have had this recipe in my weekend breakfast rotation for about a year now, and my family LOVES it! So easy and quick to whip up, and it doesn't take many ingredients... perfect!"

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