How to make French Toast

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Breakfast is the most important time of the day to eat. I’ve said it once before, but I’ll repeat it again. And why not start the day right by making yourself something tasty. Protein pancakes can be an option or scrambled eggs. This dish is easy to make: French Toast. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make French Toast.

What is the definition of French Toast

The meaning of French Toast is:

”A breakfast with slices of bread that are soaked in a combination of eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla extract”

About French Toast

The toast is therefore a slice of bread that is placed in a ”bath” of a few ingredients. These ingredients are absorbed by the bread. Then the bread is baked in a pan. It’s time to find out a little more about this history behind the dish.

The history of this dish dates back to the beginning of the 5th century. It did not yet have the name French Toast, but had a Latin name. This name was aliter dulcia. The literal translation of this is: another sweet dish. The recipe is different from what we now know. The crust was removed from the white bread. The bread was topped with milk and cracked eggs. Then the bread was fried in oil and topped with honey. Like many breakfast dishes, this dish is popular around the world. In the different countries they use different names. Other names for this dish are:

  • Pain Perdu
  • Pain doré
  • Golden Bread
  • Pafese
  • Pofese
  • Bundáskenyér
  • Pin Doray
  • Arme Riddere
  • Arme Ritter
  • Bombay Toast
  • Eggy Bread
  • Gypsy Toast
  • Pain Perdu

For example, different countries have different names for this dish. There are also many options for the ingredients. I have chosen for the classic approach. It’s time to discuss the ingredients.

Ingredients for French Toast

To make this fantastic breakfast you need these ingredients: bread, eggs, butter, salt, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract and milk. For the toppings you can use powdered sugar, honey, jam, all sorts of fruit or maple syrup. I made the choice for powdered sugar. You can find the recipe below or watch the videos on my YouTube Channel!

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how to make french toast

French Toast

The best French Toast recipe you can find! It takes only a couple of minutes. A perfect recipe for every home chef. Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 2 Persons
Calories 221 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Baking Pan


  • 4 pieces Bread
  • 2 Eggs
  • 30 grams Butter
  • 2,5 grams Salt
  • 1 gram Cinnamon Powder
  • 5 ml Vanilla Extract
  • 120 ml Milk
  • Powdered Sugar


  • The first step is to grab a bowl and add the eggs, salt, milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon.
  • Mix everything together.
  • Warm a baking pan and add the butter on medium heat.
  • Add the slices of bread in the bowl. Turn the slices and let it soak up the mixed ingredients.
  • Put the slices of bread in the baking pan and bake until golden brown.
  • The last step is to add the powdered sugar on top! Enjoy your breakfast!



Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 691mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 710IUCalcium: 92mgIron: 1mg
Keyword French Toast
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FAQ How to make French Toast

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What is French Toast?
A breakfast of sliced bread that is soaked in a combination of eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla extract.

Which ingredients do I need for this recipe?
You need the following ingredients: bread, eggs, butter, salt, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract and milk.

How long does it take to make the toast?
It will between the 5 and 10 minutes. Depending on how hot your baking pan is.

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