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Vanilla French Toast

We discovered this easy French toast recipe in Mexico. We couldn't figure out what made the French toast so delicious until we learned the secret was vanilla. 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
  • 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


  • In a shallow dish, whisk together the first 5 ingredients. Preheat a greased griddle over medium heat.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Karla
    Aug 4, 2020

    Best French Toast EVER!

  • Sfcollins
    Jul 19, 2020

    No adjustment needed. I’ve made it as directed and I’ve also made it with cinnamon bread. Great either way.

  • Leslie
    Jul 4, 2020

    WONDERFUL! I only added extra vanilla because I do that in every recipe haha.

  • Sanchezdi
    Apr 12, 2020

    Easy and delicious. Only a few simple ingredients.

  • K.
    Jan 25, 2020

    Delicious, no changes. Will make this often.

  • angela32
    Mar 9, 2019

    Delicious! The only change I made was the bread. I used 12 slices of cinnamon swirl bread. It was so good, we will have this again and again.

  • Amanda
    Feb 15, 2019

    No comment left

  • loroo
    Nov 28, 2018

    For a simple breakfast, this is pretty good. I have also combined it with a couple of different recipes to make a french toast bake. For the bake, I use texas toast or brioche bread, add 1/2 tsp of nutmeg (freshly grated if you can), a 1 tsp of cinnamon and 2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup brown sugar. Then, in a preheated 350 degree oven,, coat pan with butter, layer or tear bread then pour over the egg mixture and bake about 25 minutes. Easy for a small crowed but the recipe as it stands is great, too. We don't use syrup but do sprinkle liberal amounts of powdered sugar on the finished french toast or french toast bake.

  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Dec 4, 2017

    Good basic French Toast, though I was expecting more "pop" from the vanilla.

  • JMartinelli13
    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.