Simple Recipes for French Toast

Simple Recipes for French Toast

When it comes to breakfast foods french toast is definitely a popular choice amongst many people around the world. Also known “eggy bread” or “Bombay toast”, french toast is essentially sliced bread that was soaked in an egg mixture and then fried. Usually, french toast is served as a sweet dish, flavor with milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

The origins of French toast come from the Apicius, a collection of Latin recipes from the 4th or the 5th century. French toast is described as dulcia, a sweet dish. The recipe in the Apicius is as follows, break (slice) the fine bread and remove its crust. Then, soak the bread pieces in milk and beaten eggs. After soaking, fry the bread slices in oil and then cover with honey.

While French toast may seem like a rather simple recipe, there are many different ways to spruce up these eggy slices. Check out these simple yet unique recipes french toast in this article.

The Classic French Toast Recipe

The first French toast recipes in this lineup have to be the classic French toast. It’s simple, delicious and very familiar. Make yourself a full-on breakfast with this much-beloved recipe.


  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 4 medium-sized eggs
  • 1/4 cup of skimmed milk
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 8 slices brioche or white bread
  • 1/2 cup of warm maple syrup
  • Chopped strawberries and blueberries


  1. In a small bowl mix together the ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and sugar. Set bowl aside.
  2. In a non-stick pan melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. For the batter, whisk together cinnamon mixture, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Pour the egg mixture into a shallow container like a pie plate.
  4. Dip each bread slice in the egg mixture and set aside.
  5. In the non-stick pan, fry bread slices until golden brown on both sides.
  6. Once it turns into a beautiful crispy golden brown, serve with syrup and chopped strawberries and blueberries.

Caramelized Apple-cinnamon French Toast

If you’re a big fan of the delicious blend of caramelized apple and cinnamon, this awesome rendition of the traditional french toast is a definite must-try!

While caramelizing apples may not seem easy, this simple recipe will give you the full rundown on how not to mess up a caramelized apple-cinnamon french toast.

However, making the caramelized apples does require some time and patience as you need to let the ingredients to simmer down to the rich decadent caramel sauce

Treat your family and yourself with some great tasting French toast.

Ingredients for the egg mixture:

  • 6 slices of bread (brioche or white)
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large-sized eggs
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (grounded)
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg (grounded)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of evaporated milk
  • 4 or more tablespoon of butter

Ingredients for the Caramelized Apple Sauce:

  • A whole apple (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar

Instructions for the french toast:

  1. In a pre-heated skillet, add a tablespoon of butter and spread evenly.
  2. For the egg mixture, combine the eggs, heavy whipping cream, brown and white sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a big bowl and whisk together until smooth.
  3. Transfer the egg mixture in a shallow container and soak the bread slices in the mixture, evenly.
  4. Fry the bread in a skillet over medium heat till golden brown on both sides for about 3 minutes.
  5. Once all bread slices are fried to perfection, place in a serving plate.

Instructions for the Caramelized Apple Sauce:

  1. Preheat pan over medium heat and then add the butter and spread evenly.
  2. After the butter is spread evenly, add in both the brown and white sugar and keep stirring until the sugars start to caramelize.
  3. Once the sugars start to bubble add in the sliced apples and cook together.
  4. Add in the evaporated milk and vanilla extract and let it cook for about two minutes.
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and pour over french toast.

French toasts with chocolate banana strawberry and almond

If you love the combination of chocolate and fruits together this chocolate banana and strawberry french toast is right up your alley.


  • 6 thick slices of the bread of your choice
    • 1/2 cup of Nutella
    • 1 cup of milk
    • 4 medium-sized eggs
    • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
    • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
    • Strawberries (sliced into heart shapes)
    • Bananas (sliced)


  1. Make a deep cut into each slice of bread to create a pocket and fill each pocket with Nutella.
  2. Whisk milk, eggs, and cinnamon together until smooth.
  3. Melt butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  4. While skillet is heating, soak each side of the stuffed bread pocket into the egg mixture.
  5. In the skillet, fry each bread slicks until golden brown on both sides.
  6. To finish, add more Nutella to the top layer of the bread and garnish with maple syrup, sliced bananas, and strawberries.         

Strawberry Jam French Toast with Strawberry Butter

If you aren’t a fan of chocolate and strawberries but do love strawberries on its own, this awesome strawberry jam french toast might be the best option for you.

Enjoy with crispiness and the tart flavor of this unique but simple french toast recipe.

Strawberry Jam French Toast:                                                               

  • 1 loaf of bread (sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices)
  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk
  • Strawberry jam
  • 3 large-sized eggs                                                                       
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract                                                                          
  • A pinch of salt
  • unsalted butter
  • Pure maple syrup                                                                        
  • Fresh strawberrie (sliced)


  1. Slice the bread loaf into thick slices.
  2. Spread each slice with a thin layer of strawberry jam and set aside.
  3. In a large shallow container, whisk in the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract and salt until smooth.
  4. Dip each bread slick into the shallow container of egg-buttermilk mixture evenly.
  5. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a non-stick pan and start frying each bread slice.
  6. After each slice is cooked till golden brown, plate the french toast and top off with more strawberry jam, sliced strawberries, and maple syrup.

If you’re getting bored with the classic French toast recipe, these unique but simple recipes of french toast are a definite must-try, especially if you’re a French toast enthusiast.

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