There are few breakfast foods as comforting, decadent, and downright delicious as a stack of piping hot French toast. The contrast of the crisp, golden-brown exterior and the soft, custard-like interior is truly heavenly. When topped with a drizzle of maple syrup, a dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, it becomes an indulgent treat that feels more like dessert than breakfast.

But not all French toast recipes are created equal. Some turn out dry and eggy, while others become a soggy, disintegrating mess. Getting the right balance of flavors and textures can be tricky.

That’s why I’m sharing my absolute favorite, tried-and-true French toast recipe – one that’s guaranteed to impress even the pickiest of breakfast connoisseurs. It’s the BEST French toast you’ll ever taste, with a perfect crispy exterior, a soft and custardy interior, and just the right amount of sweetness. Get ready for your new go-to weekend brunch dish!

1. The Best French Toast Recipe


  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 slices day-old or stale bread (such as challah, brioche, or sourdough)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, for cooking

For Serving

  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Fresh berries (optional)


In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until well combined.

Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture, flipping to coat both sides thoroughly. Allow any excess to drip off.

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter on a large griddle or skillet over medium heat.

Working in batches, add the soaked bread slices to the hot pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.

Transfer the cooked French toast to a baking sheet or plate and keep warm in a 200°F oven while you cook the remaining batches, adding more butter to the pan as needed.

Serve the French toast warm, drizzled with maple syrup and dusted with powdered sugar. Top with whipped cream and fresh berries, if desired.

This French toast recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, whether you’re serving it for a leisurely weekend brunch, a special holiday breakfast, or a comforting weekday treat. It also reheats beautifully, so you can easily make a big batch and enjoy the leftovers throughout the week.

So what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients and get to work on this unbeatable French toast. It just might become your new go-to recipe for all your breakfast and brunch needs.

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