I almost didn’t post this recipe. But than a funny American-living-in-Italy asked me to post something for breakfast. I figured I would think up something good that was a little different, like my cheesy hash browns. But then I remembered a few years back, a friend of mine ate my french toast and said it was delicious. I thought it was a nice complement, but kind of odd since it was just regular french toast. Nothing fantastic. No fancy toppings. No fancy stuffing. Just. French. Toast.
When I asked her why she was so in love with it she told me that she had never added cinnamon to her french toast. I was a little confused. Isn’t french toast always made with cinnamon? I thought so. But, maybe not?
When I asked how she made hers she told me she just dipped it in egg, threw it on a hot buttered skillet and served it with syrup. She was equally thrilled when I told her there was vanilla in the mix as well.
So in thinking of that I figured french toast might not be such a bad idea to include here. Apparently, people do make it differently. Who knew!
So here you have it. A favorite recipe in our home, and a super easy one at that!
- 8 slices of thick white bread (I like to use Freihofer’s French Toast Bread)
- 3 Large eggs
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. (heaping) ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- Butter for the skillet
- Powdered Sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)
- Slices of banana or berries for topping (optional)
*I use an electric skillet for my pancakes and french toast. If you are using a stove top skillet, adjust cooking time as necessary.*
Heat your electric skillet to 350 degrees.
In a pie plate, beat the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon together.
Put a pat of butter on the skillet.
Quickly dip each piece of bread, both sides, in the egg mixture and then place on the skillet. Cook on one side until a nice golden brown, flip and cook on the other side.
Serve with warm maple syrup, some sprinkled powdered sugar and some sliced bananas or other fruit.