This easy French toast recipe is the perfect way to treat yourself and your family in the morning. It’s not only delicious, but with the wholesome eggs and the fresh berries, you can be assured that you’re also getting a good amount of nutrition to help you make the most out of your busy day ahead.
The best part about this recipe is that you can make it ahead and refrigerate it for a few days if needed. So really, there is no excuse not to enjoy this every now and then, or even every day!
Bread. Use whatever bread is in your bread box, whether it’s white, whole wheat, gluten-free, brioche, french, or whatever. I generally go with whole wheat.
Another tip when it comes to bread is to go with thin slices. Because who needs carbs? We eat them because we like them, and they make the world go around, but in reality, we could all do with less. Right? Plus, thinner slices are easier to cook through, thus reducing the risk of burnt toast or soggy middles.
Weight Watchers has thinly sliced bread. (It’s available in Canada, but not sure about the US.) You can also adjust the thickness of the slices when you slice your own at the bakery.
Eggs. Organic. Free Run. But choose whatever you prefer.
Vanilla. I used a cheap vanilla extract, but if you can afford the real vanilla bean, go for it! It’ll taste much better, and you’ll also be getting some of the benefits that the fresh vanilla bean has to offer.
Milk. Any milk will work, from dairy to almond, rice and other nut milks. But honestly, whole milk from a cow or even a heavy cream are the most delicious.
Honey. My go-to sweetener is honey. But use whatever you have in your cupboards. Also, I didn’t make mine all that sweet. Sooo if you like your sweets, you can always add in more to your liking. Or, go with butter and more syrup as a topping.
Berries. Use fresh instead of frozen. Frozen berries could work, but they get quite mushy once they thaw out, which doesn’t look very appetizing. And if you have any fresh berries leftover, you can stick them in the freezer for smoothies and such.
I personally love blueberries and strawberries, but you can also make this with raspberries, blackberries, peaches, and any other fruit that you prefer.
Lemon. Use freshly squeezed lemon because it just tastes better. Any left-over lemon can be used to make a honey-lemon tea, in freshly made juices, in stir-fries or on meats.
How to Serve
Serve this up as is by itself, or serve it with scrambled eggs, bacon or breakfast sausage.
For those with a sweet tooth you can add more honey or maple syrup before piling on your fruits. Then add a dollop of whipped cream along with a sprinkle of cinnamon if you really want to treat yourself or just to impress your guests.
You can also try this with bananas, peanut butter, almond butter and/or your favorite jam.
How to Store it
You can store the cooked french toast in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. Simply reheat in the oven or in the microwave.
Another thing that you can do is refrigerate the egg mixture! So you can whisk it all together the night before for a make ahead French toast in the morning.
And if you’re single and only have yourself to feed, you can put any leftover egg mixture back in the fridge for the next day. (I much prefer this method over refrigerating your cooked toast.)
How to Make French Toast
The key to making the perfect French toast is to cook it on medium to low heat. It takes longer, but cooking it slower helps for the egg to fully cook through without burning the toast. At high temperatures the outside will cook fast, but the inside still remains soggy and you end up having to either toss it or wash it down with a ton of water, or coffee.
If time is an issue, and you’re cooking it in a frying pan you can pull out several pans to reduce your time at the stove. If you’re only making one batch it might not make a huge difference, but if you double the recipe two pans can be a life changer. Or, invest in a griddle, which takes a few seconds to set up, and can save so much time in the long run.
Other Recipes to Try:
- Scrambled Eggs With Peppers and Mushrooms
- Scrambled Eggs with Corn
- Oatmeal with Dates and Goji Berries
- Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe
- Easy Tropical Smoothie Recipe
French Toast Recipe
- Small mixing bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- Shallow container
- Frying pan or Griddle
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp whole milk
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 4 slices bread
- butter for frying
- Optional: More butter and syrup for spreading on toast.
- 3/4 cup strawberries, sliced
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs with milk, honey, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Transfer to a shallow container.
- Melt butter in a frying pan on low-medium heat. Or use a griddle.
- Lightly dip bread on both sides in egg mixture and place on the griddle or frying pan. Cook until golden or lightly browned.
- In another bowl, mix together all ingredients for the fruit topping. Spoon over the cooked French toast and enjoy immediately.