5 from 11 votes
The Very Best French Toast Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
17 mins
Buttery French toast with a custardy center, this is the BEST French Toast recipe you'll ever make. A few simple steps and you'll have restaurant quality French toast to impress even the pickiest guests.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french toast
Servings: 4
Calories: 224 kcal
Author: Kellie Hemmerly from The Suburban Soapbox
  • 8 - 1/2 inch slices hearty sturdy bread (I like a buttery brioche or challah)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  1. In a wide shallow bowl (I like to use a pie plate), whisk together the half and half, eggs, syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
  2. Dip each bread slice in the egg mixture and allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side. Transfer to a baking sheet to allow the mixture to soak all the way through the bread.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a non-stick griddle pan over medium high heat. Place four slices of the bread in the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes. Flip the bread over and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
  4. Serve immediately with powdered sugar, fruit or maple syrup, if desired.
Recipe Notes

To make a double or triple batch, preheat oven to 300 degrees and warm a baking sheet in the oven. Transfer cooked French toast to the baking sheet to keep warm until the whole batch is ready. 

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best French Toast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.