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How To Make Classic French Toast

This iconic dish is all about the details. While french toast might seem simple, looks can be deceiving. To get that perfectly crispy exterior and creamy, silky custard on the inside we spent weeks eating tons of butter, bread, and syrup to discover the best classic french toast recipe. The end result is indulgent, delicious, and most importantly, easy to make. What’s not to love?

Tasty Team
February 17, 2022
Total Time

20 minutes

20 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

How To Make Classic French Toast
Total Time

20 minutes

20 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

Ingredients

for 4 servings

French Toast

  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk (180 mL)
  • ¾ cup heavy cream (180 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or extract
  • 1 loaf challah bread
  • unsalted butter, or ghee, for greasing

For Serving

  • softened butter
  • pure maple syrup, warmed
  • flaky sea salt
  • fresh berry

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 426
  • Fat 31g
  • Carbs 25g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Protein 17g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Preheat a nonstick electric griddle to 300°F (150°C). (Alternatively, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat.)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until well combined. Add the milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla bean paste and whisk until completely combined.
  3. Working in batches, dip each slice of challah in the custard, letting soak for 20–60 seconds on each side, until fully saturated but not soggy.
  4. Lightly grease the griddle with butter. Once melted, add the soaked challah on the griddle and cook, without disturbing, until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes. Use a flat spatula to flip the bread and continue cooking until the other side is golden brown, 2 minutes more. Wipe the pan clean between batches and add more butter as needed.
  5. Serve the French toast with a pat of butter, a drizzle of warm maple syrup, a sprinkle of flaky salt, and berries.
  6. Enjoy!
How To Make Classic French Toast