Classic French toast

Classic French Toast

September 12, 2022 2 Comments

Just a few basic ingredients are all you need to make this incredibly delicious classic french toast for breakfast.

Classic French Toast

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

There’s something really nice about making classic french toast for breakfast.

classic French toast cover

It just feels extra special to me to serve this to my family on the weekends.

No rushing to work or school.

Everyone can slow down, sit at the table and enjoy this breakfast together.

stacked French toast
My sons stuffed animals helped us cook this morning.

Enjoy being the key word here. This is a breakfast recipe that we can all agree on.

Everybody loves french toast.

It’s sweet and savory and overall just a joy to eat.

French toast in the skillet

French toast isn’t hard to make at all either. The recipe is super easy and doesn’t take much time to put together at all.

If you have just a couple of extra minutes in the morning this classic french toast breakfast can be on your table in no time.

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What should I serve as a side?

This recipe is sweet and savory all in one and can be served completely by itself.

crispy oven roasted bacon

Just a little side of fruit, some baked bacon, sausage or scrambled eggs would all be nice additions If you’re looking for something to ad to it.

What type of bread should I use?

French toast can really be made with whatever kind of bread that you’d like.

sliced white bread

I’ve even made it with cinnamon raisin bread and sliced day old donuts.

I used classic white bread because that’s what I had on hand.

soaked French toast in butter

Brioche and challah are wonderful choices for this recipe, too.

Other quick and easy breakfast recipes

Here are some other really fast and simple to put together breakfast recipes that I know you’ll love.

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Classic French toast ingredients:

classic French toast ingredients
  • Sliced bread
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Syrup


First, in a shallow bowl add the eggs, vanilla, milk, cinnamon sugar and salt.

milk, cinnamon in a bowl

Then beat them together using a fork.

French toast wet ingredients being mixed

Now add the sliced bread one at a time and flip it over until both sides are soaked in the French toast mixture.

bread soaking in the French toast

Don’t leave it in too long or the bread will fall apart.

French toast in the pan

Then in a large skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat and add the French toast slices.

soaked bread being cooked

Flip the bread until it’s golden brown on both sides.

French toast browning

Remove the cooked French toast and stack them onto a plate.

stacked French toast

Serve warm with a little extra butter and syrup and maybe some crispy oven baked bacon on the side. Enjoy!

French toast with butter and syrup

Classic French Toast Recipe Video

Classic French Toast

This is a simple recipe with only a few ingredients for classic French toast
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: classic french toast, easy french toast recipe, french toast


  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbs butter (more if you'd like to serve some on top)
  • syrup


  • In a shallow bowl, add the eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Beat them together with a fork
  • Then add each slice of bread and flip in until both sides are soaked but not falling apart.
  • In a large skillet melt the butter over medium high heat and add the slices of French toast. You'll need to cook these in batches. Flip the bread until they're golden brown on both sides
  • Serve them staked on a plate with syrup and extra butter if you'd like. Enjoy!
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • September 13, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    I totally love French toast thank you for reminding me to eat more French toast 😋

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