I recently asked on my Instagram what recipes you’d like to see most, and one of the replies I got was ‘quick breakfasts’. It was quite the challenge as I never make anything special for breakfast but I figured it would be a great opportunity to make a recipe for French toast. It’s such an easy breakfast to make, and you only need a handful of ingredients. I added cinnamon and vanilla to give the toast extra flavour, but you can also make it plain. I personally could never eat French toast without some sweet toppings: maple syrup & icing sugar along with some fruit. If you don’t have icing sugar or syrup, you can also use honey. If that’s also not an option or if you like it really sweet then you can also add a tablespoon of brown sugar to the egg mix that we dip the bread in.
French toast is a very quick recipe to make, it only takes a minute to make the egg mix, and then it’s just a matter of frying the bread in a pan which only takes a few minutes per slice. You can keep the toast warm and crispy in the oven while frying the rest of course. By keeping it warm in the oven you an easily make this recipe for more than 1-2 people, making it a great one to cook for the family – especially for Easter (well, if we’ll be allowed to meet up with people again by then of course).
French toast with cinnamon & vanilla
- 4 slices of bread: try to get brioche, if not go for sandwich bread (can be gluten free)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon powder
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 200ml of milk (can be any kind)
- large knob of butter
- Optional: honey/golden syrup or maple syrup, icing sugar, fruit
Mix eggs, cinnamon, vanilla and milk - you can add some sugar as well if you want the toast to be sweeter
Heat up a large knob of butter in a frying pan at medium-high heat, wait for it to melt completely.
Dip the bread into the egg mix, the longer you dip it the soggier and thicker the bread will be. I prefer it to be not too thick and slightly crispy so I only dipped it for a few seconds.
Fry it in the butter until golden brown, repeat for the other slices.
Serve with: honey/golden syrup or maple syrup and fresh fruit