Have you noticed that you go through a lot more groceries when your kids are home for school breaks? We do! My sons don’t normally have specific breakfast requests but last week they asked for French toast so I made an easy French toast.
Since I already had a basic French toast recipe, I agreed. After going to the refrigerator, I realized that the milk had expired. (We don’t drink milk a lot.) I didn’t feel like going to the grocery store so I made a couple of changes to my original easy French toast recipe.
We ended up actually liking this version better. In case you don’t have (or like) milk and cream, you can make a French toast without those ingredients by using this recipe too. (As an alternative, if you’re in the NYC area, go to brunch at NORMA’S at Le Parker Meridien. They have the BEST Crunchy French Toast with warm caramel sauce!)
Easy French Toast
How to Make Easy French Toast without Milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 4-6 slices bread Day-old bread (4 slices if thickly cut/6 if regularly sliced sandwich bread)
- Whisk the eggs, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon together in a large, shallow bowl.
- Dip both sides of each slice of bread in the mixture thoroughly coating the bread. Place the battered slices of bread to the side.
- Coat your 10-inch nonstick sauté pan or griddle with a thin layer of butter and heat on medium heat until it is hot. (You can tell that it’s hot enough by letting a few droplets of water fall on it. The water will sizzle/ “dance” when the pan/grill is ready.”)
- Place the battered bread in the heated pan or griddle and cook until golden brown on each side. This will take approximately 2 – 4 minutes per side. (If you’re cooking with a pan, then you will be able to cook 2 slices at a time.)