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Very Vanilla French Toast

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. —Linda Bernhagen, Plainfield, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 8 slices Texas toast
  • Optional: Fresh blueberries and confectioners' sugar


  • 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.
  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook bread on both sides until golden brown. If desired, serve with berries and confectioners' sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
2 slice: 336 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 562mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Julie
    Apr 4, 2020

    This was very good. It's sweet so it goes well with fresh fruit and a dab of whipped cream.

  • Robby1
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 11, 2013

    Pudding gives it a subtle vanilla taste.

  • sdaly
    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
    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
    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
    Jun 17, 2012

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

  • love2cook64
    Mar 14, 2012

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