9 French Toast Recipes That Will Have You Saying ‘Oui!’ to Brunch

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It’s time to set a brunch date with French toast. The dish is also called pain perdu, French for “lost bread.” In this case, “lost” means day-old or stale bread. What kind of bread you use when making this tasty treat is important — you’ll want something sturdy enough to withstand being drenched in the egg mixture and then cooked.

Feel free to experiment beyond what a recipe says. For example, consider trying a day-old challah or brioche. These thick, egg-based breads will elevate your French toast with notes of flavor not found in your average, store-bought loaf. Since they’re slightly stale, they’ll more readily absorb your custard mixture, amplifying the taste even more.

Kid and adult friendly, customizable to skill level and time on hand, anyone and everyone can make French toast, which has endless variations. Here are just nine recipes that will have you begging for brunch every day of the week.

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1. Fluffy French toast

Some days call for a fuss-free, easy French toast, which is where this basic recipe from AllRecipes.com comes in handy.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 12 thick slices bread

Directions: Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and sugar until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot.

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