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How to Make Classic French Toast

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Learn how to prepare classic French toast.

Learn how to prepare classic French toast.

Classic French toast is a favorite breakfast dish in all parts of the world. It is made by dipping bread into a sweetened egg and milk mixture. This dish is commonly served with other breakfast foods such as eggs, bacon, ham, and fresh fruit slices. Enjoy a classic French toast recipe using our easy-to-follow recipe.


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 slices bread
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon powder, optional
  • butter, as needed


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 small bowls
  • 1 large plate
  • 1 small plate

For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • turner

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

20 min

25 min

2 to 3 servings


  1. In a bowl, dilute the sugar in the milk.
  2. Add the cinnamon powder. Mix until everything is diluted.
  3. Beat the egg and add it into the mixture. Set aside.
  4. Heat the pan and add 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
  5. Soak a slice of bread in the mixture, one at a time.
  6. Add the soaked bread once the butter is melted.
  7. Cook each side until golden brown in color.
  8. Serve with a savory or sweet topping.

Classic French Toast Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  • Replace the butter with any kind of cooking oil.
  • You may use any type of milk for this recipe.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar based on your preference.
  • Add vanilla extract and cinnamon powder for extra flavor and aroma.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 20, 2019:

Hi Pamela,

Most probably its almost the recipe list of ingredients. Maybe the taste only varies just a little bit.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 20, 2019:

Hello Shawindi,

You're welcome. I hope you try this recipe.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 19, 2019:

I love French toast, and I think your recipe is identical to the way my husband makes it. I am going to ask him about his recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

Shawindi Silva from Sri lanka on July 19, 2019:

Thank you !!!!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 19, 2019:

Hi Liz,

Yes, it is sweetened. Though you may omit sugar if you want your French toast to be more flexible when you pair it with other food items.

Liz Westwood from UK on July 19, 2019:

I have seen this before, but I did not realise that it was sweetened.

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