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How to Make Amazing Vanilla French Toast

Do you remember the first time you made French toast? I didn’t really learn how to cook many recipes growing up. 

When I was a teenager, I was hanging out at my older sister’s apartment, visiting for the weekend. Instead of letting me continue to eat the same old thing for breakfast, she taught me how to make French toast.

I remember being surprised how easy it was to make, yet nervous that we didn’t measure everything exactly.

I wasn’t used to cooking enough to feel comfortable eyeballing measurements. (Even now, that makes me nervous sometimes!)

Wake up to delicious with this Vanilla French Toast recipe.

I returned home armed with a new recipe I was determined to make all by myself. I was so proud of myself, I made it any chance I got.

One winter morning, my friend Scott and I arrived at school before we knew it was cancelled. I invited him over so I could make him French toast! 

I think everyone got sick of French toast for awhile.

The first time my kids tried French toast was at a restaurant while we were on vacation. They ordered French toast sticks and happily dunked them in syrup.

I couldn’t believe I hadn’t made these for my kids before! (We got stuck in a pancake rut.)

Now, it’s time for my kids to help me in the kitchen and learn how to cook breakfast! They love cracking eggs and dunking the bread is an easy task they can assist with too.

Learn how to make this delightful Vanilla French Toast recipe.

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Vanilla French Toast Recipe

Vanilla French Toast Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅛ cup (equivalent to 2 Tablespoons) vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 French Baguette sliced

Vanilla French Toast Directions:

Whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl.

Dunk the bread slices and remove the excess batter. Sometimes I use a fork and flipper to help coat each slice, then slide the side of the flipper gently across the bread to get rid of the extra batter.

If you leave the excess, it will taste fine, but it will look like a fried egg is stuck to your toast.

Move the bread slice to a pan or skillet. Cook each side on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden  brown.

Serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup and enjoy! You can also experiment by serving it with a hazelnut or caramel spread and fresh fruit.

This Vanilla French Toast recipe is easy to make and tastes amazing. Create memories with your kids by teaching them how to cook this for breakfast.

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Wake up to delicious with this Vanilla French Toast recipe.

Vanilla French Toast

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Enjoy breakfast or brunch with this amazing Vanilla French Toast recipe.


  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅛ cup (equal to 2 TB) vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 French Baguette sliced


  1. Whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Dunk the bread slices and remove excess of batter
  3. Take to a pan or skillet and cook each side on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden.
  4. Serve and enjoy with some powdered sugar and maple syrup.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate and may vary based on ingredients and measurements used.

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Looking for delicious breakfast or brunch recipes? Try this amazing Vanilla French Toast recipe. It's scrumptious and very easy to make!


Thursday 11th of March 2021

The recipe calls for 1/8 CUP of vanilla extract. Is this correct?

Darcy Zalewski

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Hi Judy, yes, this recipe calls for 1/8 cup of vanilla extract, which equals 2 tablespoons. I will update to make a note with the TB conversion!


Sunday 10th of July 2016

I agree; this does look amazing...and delish! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday.

Darcy Zalewski

Thursday 14th of July 2016

Thanks, Sherry! We hope you get a chance to try making it. :)


Sunday 10th of July 2016

Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home. We love having you. Delicious!


Sunday 10th of July 2016

I would never have thought to use the baguette but this looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays!


Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Yummy, never thought to add Vanilla. Thanks for the tip!

Darcy Zalewski

Thursday 7th of July 2016

It's a nice boost of flavor. Thanks, Debbie!

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