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Spiced French Toast


French Toast on Plate

French Toast on Plate

Photo: Diana Rattray
This delicious French toast is made with a little cinnamon in the egg mixture. Use your favorite thick sliced bread in this recipe. I used a sourdough bread, and it was fabulous. Have plenty of butter and maple syrup at the table. Feel free to garnish this French toast with berries or fruit slices, or use other table syrups.

Day old bread is a great choice for this recipe. This French toast can be made ahead and frozen in individual portions. Take the slices out of the freezer and pop them in the toaster for a great busy morning breakfast.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 5 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 scant teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash salt
  • 8 thick slices of bread, such as Italian bread or a good sourdough
  • powdered sugar, optional
  • butter and maple syrup, for serving
  • sliced fruit or berries, optional


Combine the eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Whisk until thoroughly blended. Dip bread slices in the egg mixture, turning to coat both sides. Take your time soaking the bread so the slices have time to absorb the mixture.

Melt butter in a large skillet or griddle over medium heat, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. When the pan is hot, cook the French toast in batches. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.

If desired, dust with a little powdered sugar before serving.

Serve with plenty of butter and maple syrup, of a flavored or fruity syrup of your choice. Garnish the French toast with sliced fruit or berries, if desired.


Tip: Make this French toast ahead of time and freeze individual slices in small food storage bags. When you're in a hurry, pop a slice in the toaster and toast until hot. Top with butter and syrup, and enjoy!

Serves 4.

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