The Best French Toast Recipe

The Best French Toast Recipe
Staff Writer

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We often think of French toast as a deluxe breakfast to be made on a special occasion. This easy recipe made from rich and fluffy brioche bread is not only decadent, but easy to prepare and can be made with just a few ingredients. Warm maple syrup and an extra pat of butter on top make this recipe anything but ordinary. 

4
Servings
430
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Cup  buttermilk, shaken
  • eggs
  • 3  Tablespoons  sugar
  • 1  Pinch of  salt
  • 12  1/2-inch slices of bread, such as brioche
  • 4 1/2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter, divided
  • maple syrup, warmed

Directions

Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and salt. Layer the bread in a large casserole pan and pour the buttermilk mixture over, making sure that each slice is covered in the liquid. Soak the bread for about 20 minutes, turning and flipping the bread occasionally, until the bread has absorbed the liquid, but is not falling apart.

Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the bread in batches, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes total. Transfer to a clean baking dish and keep warm in the oven while you cook the other slices of bread. Serve with warmed maple syrup.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
68g
52%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
268mg
27%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
57mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
520mg
74%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
870mg
58%
Water
7g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

French Toast Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

French Toast Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.