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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Repeat the dipping process with the second slice of bread and place it beside the first slice in the skillet.
- 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.
- Once both slices are crisped to your liking, transfer them from the skillet to a plate.
- 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.