Confession: I often need to look up “classic” recipes…. mashed potatoes, guacamole, french toast, etc. Here is a good, basic french toast recipe. It’s perfect for a Lazy Saturday morning…. due to carbs wrecking havoc on me, I rarely make a nice big breakfast, with the key players being (YUM) pancakes, french toast or waffles. But every once in a while it’s makes a wonderful morning event. And my husband loves french toast, so that makes it even better:) I put my changes in parentheses. Note – I prefer MUCH more cinnamon and sugar – – but you probably should to:)
Slightly Adapted From Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook
- 4 beaten eggs (you could do part egg white too)
- 1 c. milk (or half fat free half and half for a creamier texture)
- 2-3 T. Sugar
- 1 T. vanilla
- 2 t. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 t. ground nutmeg (you could also add pumpkin pie spice or other yumminess – although I have a delicious pumpkin pancake recipe I’ll make in the fall!)
- 6-8 slices challah bread or day old homemade bread machine bread:)
- 2 T. butter
- Beat together mixture in a shallow bowl or pie pan.
- Dip bread slices in, coating both sides and letting egg mixture soak about 10 seconds each side if the bread is thick.
- Melt 1 T butter over medium heat, cook bread slices 2-3 minutes on each side or until the bread is done and golden brown. Repeat. Serve warm with syrup.