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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. We like to top them with syrup or powdered sugar and fresh berries.
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 slices: 336 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 562mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.

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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!"

Taynah User ID: 4591251 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 User ID: 1584655 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 User ID: 3932105 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 User ID: 685226 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 User ID: 2566963 63542
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

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

T.M.K. User ID: 1727575 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. User ID: 1727575 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 User ID: 2785105 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 User ID: 5119345 142974
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

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

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 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 User ID: 3741999 55527
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

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

ldwatters User ID: 1025698 148839
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

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

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