How to Make French Toast!! Classic Quick and Easy Recipe

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How to Make French Toast

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French toast is a delicious breakfast dish made with sliced bread, eggs, and milk. Though the dish may sound fancy or complicated, you can make french toast easily using a stove top or microwave.

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To fry a delicious piece of french toast, first pour eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into a bowl and beat the solution with a fork or whisk. Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, dip a slice of bread into the bowl and let it soak for up to 20 minutes. During this time, coat a pan with non-stick spray, heat it over a burner set to medium-high and, once the pan starts sizzling, turn the temperature to medium-low. Fry each side of the bread for 45 seconds, then serve!To learn how to make french toast using a microwave, scroll down!


Fried French Toast

  • 1 egg for every 2 slices of bread
  • Cinnamon, season to taste
  • 1/2 tsp (3 ml) vanilla extract (vanilla essence, optional) or almond essence
  • Bread (make only 2 slices at a time, so as not to overcrowd the pan); the type of bread is up to you.
  • Desired toppings
  • Milk (depending on number of eggs, 2 tablespoons per egg)

Microwaved French Toast

  • 1 egg for every 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon, season to taste
  • Bread (3 pieces), type of bread is up to your preference
  • Desired toppings

Toppings for French Toast

  • Any preferred fruit
  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Fresh lemon or lime juice
  • Dried fruit
  • Icing
  • Organic jam
  • Chocolate spread
  • Sliced seedless oranges
  • Nutmeg
  • Brown sugar


Using the Stove Top

  1. Set the stove or electric pan to medium high heat.Place the pan over the burner if cooking over the stove. Add non-stick spray, olive oil, or butter so that the bread will not stick to the pan.
    • Spread the oil across the pan if needed, or mop up any excess.
  2. Add milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon.Beat them together with a fork or whisk.
  3. Turn the heat down to medium-low, once the pan is heated sufficiently.
  4. Dip the bread into the egg mixture.
  5. Coat a slice of the bread with the mixture on both sides.
  6. Place each slice onto the pan.
  7. Cook the toast until golden on both sides.It takes approximately 45 seconds per side.
  8. Put the toast on a plate.Then serve immediately with syrup.

Microwaved French Toast

  1. Set out a bowl and break eggs into it.Add milk, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Beat them together with a fork or whisk. . Break the eggs apart and beat well to combine the ingredients. Add cinnamon if desired.
  2. Soak each slice of bread in the wet ingredients mixture.Soak each side for about thirty seconds or less.
    • Do not soak too long or the bread will be extremely soggy and may break apart.
  3. Place one slice of wet bread on a microwavable safe plate.Place dish in microwave carefully.
  4. Microwave onHIGHfor one to three minutes or until egg is cooked thoroughly.
  5.  Flip the bread over and continue microwaving until bread is all cooked.
  6. Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, organic jam, or anything else desired.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Is it okay to cook it on low?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, it will take a little longer, but you are less likely to burn your toast.
  • Question
    Do you have to use eggs?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes. Eggs are the entire point of French toast.
  • Question
    Can you make it without milk or vanilla?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes. The vanilla is just for flavoring and milk just makes it fluffy. I've made it without milk because I'm allergic. It tastes fine; it's just not as fluffy.
  • Question
    Do I have to use vanilla in the recipe?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, you do not. Vanilla simply adds a subtle flavor that many people find tasty. You can omit the vanilla entirely.
  • Question
    Can the french toast be made in an oven?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, it can be made in the oven.
  • Question
    Can I use powdered milk instead of normal milk?
    Nathaniel De Leon
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can, you just need to add water. Also, if you're allergic to dairy you can always use soy or almond milk. It still tastes wonderful and it's healthier.
  • Question
    Can someone with a cinnamon allergy eat this French toast?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Not if they cannot eat cinnamon. In that case, simply make the French toast without cinnamon. It still tastes fantastic.
  • Question
    Is the measuring good for only 2 slices of bread?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, but you can easily increase the proportions if you'd like to make more slices. For example, you will need 1 egg and 2 tablespoons of milk for every 2 slices of French toast.
  • Question
    Can I use food coloring to change the color?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes. If you have kids, that would be a fun way to spice up this simple breakfast dish.
  • Question
    What happens if the egg just scrambles and gets soggy?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You have to allow it to brown nicely before flipping it to the other side. If it seems soggy, just let it cook a bit longer.
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  • Do the eggs have to be free range?
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  • Try adding sugar and cinnamon to the mixture for a sweet alternative.
  • Sprinkle sugar over the bread while it's in the pan before flipping it. This will create a crunchy layer of caramelized sugar.
  • Eggs will blend much better if allowed to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes prior to cracking.
  • Using any thicker bread will be durable enough to soak in the egg mix. Try to use Texas bread, for example.
  • You could also just put the bread in the pan then pour everything over it if you don't like handling the coated bread. This can make it fast and very easy but it also means you might not coat the bread properly, so expect plain toast in some bits.
  • Sometimes, when making a large amount or to avoid soggy bread, it's easier to mix the egg mixture in a bowl then pour a bit in a round cake pan for easier dipping. Just set the bread in and flip.
  • Chunky cinnamon bread from the bakery at the grocery store makes excellent French toast.
  • For parties and special occasions, try using cookie cutters on the bread before soaking it in the mixture! The different shapes are ideal for party fun.
  • Make sure the egg is thoroughly whisked.
  • Use hard bread (a baguette or bakery bread) and soak it in the mixture to soften it before cooking it in the pan. Factory-made sliced bread may have a soggier result.
  • An easy estimation for the amount of milk to add is to add about as much milk as there is egg in the bowl before you beat it, then beat and mix the egg and milk at the same time.
  • Don't fry the bread at full temperature or it will burn and still be raw from the inside. Try using medium heat.
  • Cook each side for 45 seconds.
  • Using stale raisin bread can eliminate the need for cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • Since making French toast was originally a resourceful way to use stale bread, acquiring stale bread and using it in the recipe will yield an excellent result.
  • If you use the soft sandwich bread, try toasting it a bit so it won't be soggy.
  • Any leftover egg mixture can be used to make scrambled eggs or an omelette
  • Instead of using syrup use honey because the syrup at the store is not always good for you and honey is much sweeter.
  • Wait for 3 minutes before mixing the mixture so that the cinnamon can sink in and have a great taste.


  • Cook the french toast thoroughly. Raw eggs can cause you to feel sick if eaten. Take note to check underdone French toast that may still have raw, runny egg inside of it.

Things You'll Need

  • Large bowl
  • Pan (if using stove method)
  • Stove or electric pan
  • Fork or whisk
  • Spatula
  • Serving plate

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