Classic French Toast

10 minutes
8 minutes
Recipe developed for BC Egg by

Our Classic French Toast can be a breakfast building block. Serve with the standard butter and syrup, or opt for fresh fruit or berries, whip cream, or chocolate chips. Keep the batter as it is, or add spices, citrus, or eggnog to change with the seasons. Once you’ve got the basic proportions of this simple recipe, the kitchen is your canvas!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
  • 4 slices whole wheat or white bread


  1. Whisk eggs and milk in shallow bowl.
  2. Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  3. Dip one slice of bread at a time into egg mixture and let soak for 10 seconds on each side. Remove from egg mixture, letting excess drip off. Place on hot skillet and cook until bottom is golden brown, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes. Turn over to cook other side until browned.
  4. Serve with maple syrup, fruit syrup, jam, honey or fresh seasonal fruit.


This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. If cooking a large batch, keep cooked slices warm by transferring to a baking sheet and holding in 200˚F (100˚C) oven while cooking remaining slices.


Try these variations: 

Orange French Toast: substitute orange juice for milk. Blend in 2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar and 2 tsp (10 mL) grated orange peel. Serve with warmed marmalade thinned with a little orange juice.

Change the bread: use egg bread (challah), raisin bread or croissants.

Add a little sugar or maple syrup to egg and milk mixture.

Add spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) to the egg and milk mixture.

Sprinkle French Toast with cinnamon sugar after cooking.


Looking for more great French Toast inspiration? Try our Strawberry-Cream-Cheese Stuffed French Toast, or our French Toast Muffin Cups!

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