Video: French Toast

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Serves 6


  • 9 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups whole or reduced-fat (2%) milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 3/4-inch-thick slices French bread


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (to keep cooked french toast warm.)
  2. Wisk all ingredients together (except bread of course) in large bowl.
  3. Soak both sides of bread in wet ingredients until fully saturated.
  4. Heat large skillet to medium/medium high heat, coat skillet with butter. (Butter should sizzle but not smoke.)
  5. Place bread in skillet and cook until golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Flip over and cook 3-5 minutes more. (May take more or less time depending on oven and skillet. Keep an eye on it!)
  6. Once french toast is done, place in oven to keep warm. Make sure to put more butter on the skillet before cooking the next batch.

This recipe is really easy, and produces great French Toast!  Don’t forget that it’s very sweet. Preserves or even fresh fruit would be a great topping if you can’t handle too much sweetness. Let me know what you think!



  1. Colleen commented on March 13th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Oh my gosh Melanie this is a great website i really think you would be awesome on tv with your own show!!!!!!!

  2. Melanie commented on March 15th, 2010 at 4:24 am

    Thanks Colleen! Feel free to tell that to any food network execs you know. :)

  3. Melanie commented on March 29th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Hey everybody! Just added directions to the video, sorry I didn’t have that up sooner. Thanks to Liz for letting me know. :)

  4. Esther commented on October 9th, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Hey Melanie, could I cut down on the eggs ? And could I substitute the maple syrup with honey ? I’m twelve so I’m just going to fry the bread and skip out the oven part. Is that okay? (:

  5. Melanie commented on October 12th, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Hey Esther! Yup, you can cut down on the eggs if you like, it just won’t be as thick of a batter when it cooks. Honey would be a great substitute for the maple syrup, I might try that myself! And the oven step isn’t crucial. It just keeps the first pieces warm while you cook the rest. Enjoy and let me know how they came out!!

  6. Esther commented on October 14th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    The french toast tasted great ! I put more cinnamon like you because I LOVE CINNAMON . :) I had whipped cream as topping, so super fantastic !! :D

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