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Very Vanilla French Toast Recipe

Very Vanilla French Toast Recipe

"These French toast slices have creamy vanilla flavor from convenient pudding mix, plus a hint of cinnamon," relates Linda Bernhagen of Plainfield, Illinois. "We like to top them with syrup or powdered sugar and fresh berries." TIP: As a change of pace, try butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Very Vanilla French Toast

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JaneneMarie 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 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 142988
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"Pudding gives it a subtle vanilla taste."

sdaly 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 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 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 63555
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2012

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

love2cook64 63551
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

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

jdconlin 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!"

Taynah 136371
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"Made this for my 7 yr old daughter, her thoughts is that is was kinda plain tasting and mushy, the bread didn't really get any type of toasting to it.

Will not make again...."

linsvin 112855
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"I will try making this again even though it stuck to the pan too. I DID use the cook n serve but had the same results. Maybe some Pam?"

jdconlin 55514
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"This has become a weekend staple in our house! We all LOVE it! I am diabetic and use the sugar free cook and serve pudding and it is just as good as the regular cook and serve!"

baerjen 206313
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"I also had the same problem with the pudding sticking to the pan. Will try again with the cook-and-serve pudding, hopefully with better results."

Kausy21 63542
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"Its AWESOME... my son loved it and also his friends"

T.M.K. 59427
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"Do NOT use instant pudding!!all I had on hand was the instant pudding, the flavor was great but it stuck to the pan so bad that you could not flip them.I will definately buy the cook and serve pudding and try this again, it is a great recipe!!!"

T.M.K. 136138
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"Do NOT use instant pudding !!! I did not have the cook and serve pudding on hand , only the instant pudding. The flavor was great but they stuck to the pan and I had a real mess.I cannot wait to get the cook and serve pudding and make it again...This is a very good recipe."

BEVERLY8162 142984
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"Easy and VERY GooD recipe!!! I made this at my daughters house she didnt have any cinnamon so I made them without cinnamon making them again in the morning but this time I am gonna use cinnamon.... :)"

vballgrl11 142974
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"very delicious and the vanilla pudding mix adds an exquisite vanilla taste to it"

Ashaline 85731
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"My kids loved this! I made it with the tropical smoothies and cheesy scrambled eggs. It was a great breakfast for supper or "lupper" (instead of brunch) as they so sweetly call it!"

katlaydee3 55527
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"Excellent recipe. I increased the cinammon to 1 teaspoon."

ldwatters 148839
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"Our family really liked this. Tasty and easy."

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