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Best Easy French Toast Recipe

Nothing beats a classic French Toast when it's made right! Thick slices of brioche or challah bread soaked in milk and cream, then toasted in butter til golden and topped with all your favorites like fresh fruit, syrup, powdered sugar, nutella, and homemade whipped cream.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Soaking time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 715kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 8 1-inch thick slices brioche bread see note
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy cream see note
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ taespoon vanilla
  • ½-1 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Maple Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, heavy cream, milk, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon (if using).
  • Arrange bread slices in a single layer in a casserole dish. Pour egg mixture over the bread. Turn bread slices over once to coat evenly. Allow to soak for 10 minutes.
  • While bread is soaking, prepare the whipped cream by combining heavy cream and maple syrup in a bowl. Whip with an electric mixer on high speed (or by hand) until stiff peaks form. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Preheat a griddle or skillet to medium heat. Melt butter on the griddle/skillet. Use tongs to transfer bread slices to the preheated griddle/skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes til golden brown on the bottom. Flip and cook 3-5 minutes longer (if browning too quickly, reduce the heat to medium-low). Tip: if you are using a skillet and can't fit all of the bread on at once, you will want to use half of the butter to cook the first half of the French toast, then repeat process with remaining butter and bread.
  • Serve French toast warm with whipped cream and your favorite toppings.


The milk: You can substitute the heavy cream for more whole milk, or half and half. 
The bread: you'll want to use a sturdy bread like Brioche, pullman, or challah - this ensures it can hold up with the long soaking time and achieve a really fantastic texture.  


Calories: 715kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 370mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1988IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 3mg