The Best French Toast Recipe

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The Best French Toast Recipe
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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
278
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 4 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Cholesterol
203mg
68%
Protein
10g
19%
Carbs
19g
6%
Vitamin A
197µg
22%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.4%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.6%
Vitamin C
0.9mg
1.5%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.5%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
144mg
14%
Fiber
0.2g
0.9%
Folate (food)
32µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
38µg
10%
Folic acid
4µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
17mg
4%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
2.9%
Phosphorus
181mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
214mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.9%
Sodium
348mg
15%
Sugars, added
9g
N/A
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%

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