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How to Make French Toast

A classic weekend favorite, French toast is a great way to use up stale bread. Plus, it’s simple and quick to prepare. You can freeze the leftovers and pop them in the toaster or microwave for a fast weekday breakfast. Follow this step-by-step guide to create fantastic French toast every time.

Step 1

GATHER INGREDIENTS

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To start, you’ll need: 1/3 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 4 eggs, 2/3 cup whole milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons canola oil, Butter, syrup and powdered sugar for garnish and 8 slices of Texas toast bread

Step 2

MAKE THE BATTER

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In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt until combined. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs.

Step 3

ADD MILK

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Slowly pour 2/3 cup whole milk into the dry ingredients while whisking.

Step 4

ADD EGGS AND VANILLA

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Stir in the eggs and vanilla. If batter turns lumpy, use a hand mixer, food processor or blender until the mixture is smooth.

Step 5

DIP BREAD IN BATTER

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Heat a large skillet to medium or medium-high heat. If you’re using a griddle pan, set it to 325°F to 350°F. Place oil in a skillet or pan, and spread it around to coat the pan. Dip each slice of bread into the batter for 30 seconds on each side.

Step 6

COOK THE BREAD

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Let some of the batter drip off a slice, then place it on the skillet or griddle. Cook slice for about 1- 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Step 7

SERVE AND ENJOY!

Dish up your French toast with real butter, hot syrup and powdered sugar. Or cut it into sticks and serve with a side of syrup for dipping.