Homemade French Toast has always been a favorite breakfast choice at my house.
It’s one of those meals that are so good, you just might mistake it for dessert.
Although you could just stick with the traditional maple syrup and butter on top, there are so many other options.
French Toast Toppings
Gather up any or all of the following toppings for French toast:
- Powdered confectioners sugar
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate chips
- Fresh fruit
Everyone can personalize their own French toast to be exactly what they like to eat it.
Frozen French Toast
You can use store bought bread to enjoy this classic breakfast.
One of the best things about French toast is how you can make a huge batch for breakfast, eat what you can and then freeze the rest to enjoy all throughout the rest of the week.
This particular recipe makes 12 slices. You can easily double or triple the recipe is you have a larger family.
What Makes This Recipe Great
MAKE AHEAD: This recipe calls for mixing the ingredients together and allowing the bread to sit in the mixture overnight for the best results.
FREEZER FRIENDLY: Make up a double or triple batch and freeze a bunch to enjoy anytime.
CLASSIC: This is a tried and true recipe that has stood the test of time.
- Bread – If you cannot make your own homemade bread, make sure to choose a good quality store bought bread for the best results.
- Cream – Although cream is preferred, you can also use whole milk in this recipe for French toast.
- Eggs – the eggs are the key ingredient to make the mixture stick to the bread while cooking in the pan.
- The easiest way to transfer the soaked bread to the pan is by using a spatula. This will help to make sure your bread slices do not break.
- If you do not have any cream to use in this recipe, you can also use whole milk instead.
Once you get the hang of cooking French toast, you will find it so easy to make up a huge batch at one time.
How to Make French Toast
Step 1-2: Blend eggs, sugar, and vanilla together. Combine with heavy cream and mix well. Stir in cinnamon if desired.
Step 3-4: Place slices of bread side by side in a single layer in a baking dish and pour the egg mixture
on top of each slice. Cover the dish and refrigerate overnight to fully absorb the egg mixture.
Step 5: Cook the French toast slices in melted butter until nicely browned on both sides.
Step 6: Easily pop a couple pieces of frozen French toast into the toaster for a quick breakfast any day of the week.
Although allowing your bread to soak in the egg mixture overnight is recommended, you can skip that part if you are short on time. Just make sure to give the bread a few minutes to make sure it is completely coated before cooking.
If you do not have ay cream, you can substitute it for some whole milk instead.
Frozen French Toast Sticks
If you prefer French Toast Stick instead, just slice the French toast into thirds to create French toast sticks before freezing.
You can heat them back up in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
More Breakfast Recipes to Love
If you like this breakfast recipe, you’ll love these ones too:
- Red Velvet Waffle Recipe: This Red Velvet Waffle Recipe will leave you wondering if you have just eaten breakfast or dessert.
- Homemade Filled Pop Tarts Recipe: If you have been looking for a way to enjoy those delicious toaster made pasties at home, then this Homemade Pop Tarts recipe is for you!
- Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish: This recipe uses puff pastry that creates a delicious, buttery, and crisp base for the sweetened cream cheese and sugared blueberries. The finished pastries are then drizzled with a light icing.
- 12 slices bread
- 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 6 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon Optional
- Blend eggs, sugar, and vanilla together.
- Combine with heavy cream and mix well.
- Stir in cinnamon if desired.
- In a 9×13 dish, pour in enough cream and egg mixture to cover the bottom.
- Place slices of bread side by side in a single layer and pour the egg mixture on top of each slice. Add another layer and add pour more egg mixture.
- Flip the bread over to make sure all bread slices are wet.
- Cover the dish and refrigerate overnight to fully absorb the egg mixture.
- In a large skillet, melt some butter over medium heat fry the French toast until nicely browned on both sides. *soaked bread slices are easiest to transfer out of the refrigerated dish with a spatula.
- Keep warm until time to serve.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.