French toast is easily one of my husband’s favorite favorite breakfast foods, and I wanted to give him a special treat this week. Our 8-month old baby is teething hard and we’ve literally gotten very little sleep the past few nights, so I thought I’d whip up some delicious French toast.
I’m usually not a huge sweet foods in the morning. It’s probably due to Asian childhood trauma (LOL). When I was a kid, my dad used to tell me that eating sugar first thing in the morning would give you worms. Maybe this was true in Vietnam where intestinal worms are a real health threat. And somehow this has stayed with me my entire life. So I try not to eating anything too sweet until lunchtime.
But this week, I had French toast on my mind.
Traditionally you make French toast using thicker slices of bread, like Brioche, Texas Toast, or French bread (like its name sake.) But I don’t keep any of these breads in my pantry, and I was going to go grocery shopping at 7am in the morning. I decided to use white bread that we keep on hand for sandwiches.
Use whatever bread you have in your house. It will still work.
Did you know that French toast is SUPER EASY to make? It takes maybe 15 minutes.
Making French toasts is a three step process:
- Mix all your wet ingredients in a shallow dish.
- Dip your bread slices in the dish
- Fry up the toast
Super simple right? You can also adjust the spices you want to use. I used allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon for this recipe, but you can use any of your favorite flavorings. French toast is so customizable. It’s yummy in the tummy!
Top it off with powder sugar and your favorite fruit. It’s raspberry season here, so we enjoyed it with butter, fresh raspberries, and Vermont maple syrup.
Simple French Toast using White Bread
- 6 slices white bread
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup whole milk (or your favorite milk substitute)
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- butter for frying
- In a shallow dish, whisk together all your wet ingredients (eggs, milk, vanilla extract) and the spices (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar).
- On medium low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet.
- Dip the bread into the egg mixture, making sure that both sides get coated.
- Fry the bread for 1-2 minutes per side until it is golden brown. Remove from heat and repeat with the other slices. Add more butter as needed.
- Serve immediately. Top with powdered sugar, fresh fruit, and drizzle maple syrup on top. Enjoy!