This Simple French Toast recipe is perfect for a decadent weekend brunch but also fun for a Tuesday when you are trying to stretch out meal time as long as possible with the kids. I love this recipe because it is high in protein and does not use sugar. As well, the measurements do not need to be precise for the end result to be tasty. Kids tend to spill on the counter when mixing and that is ok here. It is nearly impossible to mess up this recipe!
1/2 cup of 2% milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract (if happen to have fresh vanilla bean, use half a pod in this recipe)
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons butter
20 slices of baguette, sliced ½ inch thick or 8–12 slices of country bread.
Le Chef’s Wife French Toast Recipe
Beat the eggs together in a large bowl with a whisk. Add the milk and the vanilla extract. Mix again (toddlers love mixing!). Set aside.
Four slices at a time (if you are using baguette slices), allow to soak in the batter. Flip after a minute to allow bread to fully soak up the mixture.
Heat a non-stick pan on medium low. Add a pat of butter to fully coat pan.
Add battered slices of bread several at a time. Allow to become golden brown (about a minute) then flip and brown on the reverse side.
Remove cooked slices of bread from pan and set aside on a cookie sheet. (I suggest placing the cookie sheet in the oven on the lowest possible heat to keep warm).
Continue this process until all the bread and batter are used up, adding a fresh pat of butter in the pan between each batch of battered bread. Careful to never let the pan get too hot – you don’t want the butter to burn.
Serve immediately with your choice of toppings. Butter and maple syrup are a classic, but I prefer to make my 5 minute, sugar free, fruit compote to serve on top to make a complete toddler-friendly meal.
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