Amazing French Toast is thick, fluffy, hearty, and deliciously sweet and indulgent. It’s easy to make and perfect for busy mornings!
It’s interesting that we call it French toast here, but the French call the beloved breakfast classic pain perdu, which means “lost bread.” I never knew why until today. I wondered and then did what any curious person nowadays would do. I Googled it. And come to find out, lost bread basically means you’re reclaiming stale (or “lost”) bread. Those French sure are clever sometimes. They devised a wonderful way to use up stale bread AND they invented the baguette, which (while we’re on the subject of breads) is pretty much the holy grail.
As far as French toast goes, I did feel pretty “perdu” for the longest time. I mean, French toast is pretty basic and easy to make. But the results, IMO, were always kind of meh. So French toast has never been a favorite of mine. I’d much rather whip up some of my Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes or some waffles. Until I made this Amazing French Toast. I got the idea from a recipe on Allrecipes and adapted it to my taste. Who knew the secret but much-needed ingredient for the perfect French toast was flour?
This recipe is super quick and easy, making it the perfect choice for a crazy morning. And the results are incredible. Thick and fluffy slices of deliciously sweet, cinnamon-kissed, indulgent French toast. Drizzle them with your favorite syrup or sprinkle them with chopped, fresh fruit and powdered sugar. Bonjour indeed, mes amis.
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- pinch of salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 12 slices Texas toast
- Pour flour into a medium shallow bowl. Whisk milk in until fully incorporated.
- Whisk remaining ingredients in until smooth.
- Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated, flipping each slice to cover both sides. Place each slice onto griddle or skillet and cook until golden brown, flipping once.