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A plate of French toast with berries and butter, perfect for one person.

Easy French Toast for One in Minutes

  • Author: The Solo Spoon
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop


Enjoy a solo breakfast treat with this single-serving French toast. Crisp, golden slices are perfectly paired with sweet or savory toppings for a delightful start to your day.


  • 2 slices of thick bread
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup of 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter or cooking spray (for frying)
  • Powdered sugar (optional, for dusting)
  • Berries (optional, for serving)
  • Maple Syrup (for drizzling)


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together 1 egg, 1/4 cup of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon until well combined. This will be your custard base.
  2. Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the butter or apply the cooking spray. Let the butter melt to evenly coat the pan.
  3. Dip one slice of bread into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are coated. Allow the excess mixture to drip off before placing the bread onto the hot pan.
  4. Repeat the dipping process with the second slice of bread and place it beside the first slice in the skillet.
  5. Fry the bread for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side, achieving a golden brown and crispy texture. Use a spatula to flip the slices, ensuring even cooking.
  6. Once both slices are crisped to your liking, transfer them from the skillet to a plate.
  7. Garnish your French toast with optional toppings: a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a serving of fresh fruit.


  • Recommended Bread to use: texas toast, potato bread, brioche, challah, or country-style bread
  • Depending on the thickness and freshness of your chosen bread, you might have some custard left over. If your bread is staler, let it sit in the custard a bit longer to fully absorb the mixture.
  • For best results avoid using fresh bread for this recipe. This is a great recipe to use up bread that has been sitting around for a few days.