This Mom's French Toast Recipe is made out of homemade French bread slices dipped in a tasty combination of home-raised eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla mixture, sautéed in butter make them taste so scrumptious, pillow-soft, that melt in your mouth in sweet delight.
It’s quite something that a common recipe such as French Toast would have such special attachments to many folks. This is one of those recipes that is very dear to me with so many childhood memories as well.
When we lived in Ukraine, my mom made these out of white bread, and here in the US, with homemade French Bread and home-raised eggs.
Making these for my own kids brings me back to a very early age in my childhood and reminds me of those sweet carefree days. As common as the recipe is, I passed on this particular ingredient combo to my kids and they love it better than most.
This is a kind of breakfast or brunch we shouldn’t indulge in every day as they are pretty sweet. Every once in a while, especially when loaded with fruit and considered as our “something healthy,” it’s ok, right? Enjoy!
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📋 Recipe Ingredients
Mom's French Toast Ingredients
- Eggs - I used home eggs
- Organic sugar
- Sea salt
- Vanilla extract
- French bread - I like to use homemade French bread
- Unsalted butter
- Organic maple syrup
- Fresh fruit for topping
How to Make Mom's French Toast Recipe
Slice a loaf of French Bread into thick slices.
Beat eggs, sugar, sea salt, and pure vanilla extract with a hand whisker until well combined and sugar dissolved.
⏲️ Sautéing Time
Mom's French Toast Recipe Frying Instructions
- Heat a medium-size frying pan to low/med. Add ¼ tsp. (0.6 g) butter.
- Dip each side of a bread slice into the egg mixture and place it in the center of the heated pan.
- Sauté for about a minute per side or until golden brown in color. Repeat these steps with each slice of bread. (Tip: For a faster process use a larger pan, ½ tbsp. (2.5 g) butter and fry 3 toasts at a time.)
Remove from the pan and onto a serving platter. Adorn with fresh fruit, and drizzle organic maple syrup or raw honey for an irresistible morning greeting or afternoon brunch!
Why is my French toast always soggy in the middle?
- To prevent the toast from being soggy I recommend slicing your bread thicker. Also, stale bread works best for the toast. If your bread is fresh I like to toast bread slices in the toaster before dipping them into the egg mixture.
Can I use nut milk instead of dairy milk for French toast?
- Absolutely! Almond milk can be used 1:1 in place of 2% milk and whole milk in this recipe.
Can I freeze French toast?
- Yes, of course! Sautee French toast according to recipe instructions. Allow to cool on a wire rack. I prefer to wrap each individual French toast plastic food wrap or place inside a heavy-duty freezer bag and freeze for easier sercing thawing.
How long does French toast last in the fridge?
- Use the frozen French toast within 1 to 2 months for best quality and texture. Frech toast do get freezere burn and does not taste as good as fresh.
How do you defrost frozen bread for French toast?
- You can place preferred amount of slices of French toast into the fridge and let it thaw gradually overnight. If you in the rush you can defrost your French toast in the toaster oven for 20 minutes at 350 F.
Mom's French Toast Recipe
Mom's French Toast Recipe Ingredients
- 4 – large eggs
- ¼ cup – organic sugar (depending on the sweetness level you prefer)
- ⅛ tsp. – sea salt
- ½ tsp. – pure vanilla extract
- 1 loaf of French Bread (of your choice)
- Unsalted butter for sautéing
- Organic maple syrup or raw honey (optional)
- Fresh fruit for topping (optional)
Mom's French Toast Recipe Instructions
- Slice a loaf of French Bread into thick slices.
- Beat eggs, sugar, sea salt, and pure vanilla extract with a hand whisker until well combined and sugar dissolved.
Mom's French Toast Recipe Frying Instructions
- Heat a medium size frying pan to low/med. Add ¼ tsp. (0.6 g) butter. Dip each side of a bread slice into the egg mixture and place it in the center of the heated pan. Sauté for about a minute per side. Repeat these steps with each slice of bread. (Tip: For a faster process use a larger pan, ½ tbsp. (2.5 g) butter and fry 3 toasts at a time.)
- Remove from the pan and onto a serving platter. Adorn with fresh fruit, and drizzle organic maple syrup or raw honey for an irresistible morning greeting or an afternoon brunch!
They pair great with a hot cup of homemade latte.
I hope you like them as much as we do! Enjoy!
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