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French Toast with White Sandwich Bread

This super easy French toast with white sandwich bread is a very simple yet delicious recipe that the whole family will enjoy. This recipe takes everyday basic ingredients and transforms them into something a little more luxurious. You can have it ready and on the table in just 20 minutes. If you like this recipe I highly suggest you try sweet molletes next!

French toast on a white plate.

I adore French toast. Not only is it delicious but it’s also so easy to make.

We usually have oatmeal for breakfast so for me this is a way to change up or breakfast routine and surprise my kids as they love French toast.

What I really appreciate about this recipe is that it isn’t too eggy. I can’t stand when French toast has an overpowering eggy flavor.

This recipe uses just two eggs so for me it’s perfect!

Can you use white sandwich bread for French toast?

Absolutely! There’s no need to go out and buy fancy bread for this recipe when sandwich bread works just fine.

I actually prefer to use white sandwich bread as that is how I remember it growing up.

What ingredients do I need to make French toast?

Like I said before, this recipe is incredibly simple. It consists of just 8 basic ingredients that you most likely already have on hand. They include:

  • eggs
  • half and half
  • sugar
  • salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • vanilla extract
  • bread
  • butter

How to make it

Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and add the half and half,sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. Beat the mixture with a fork until everything is well mixed.

egg mixture

Heat up a tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium heat.

butter in a pan

Once the butter is sizzling, take one slice of bread and dip it in the egg mixture on both sides. You’ll want to do this quickly as the bread can easily fall apart if it absorbs too much of the egg mixture.

Then place it in the skillet.

if your skillet is big enough you can cook two slices at a time.

cooking french toast

Cook it for about a minute then flip it and cook for about another minute.

french toast with white sandwich bread in skillet.

Then transfer to a plate and repeat the above steps until the egg mixture is gone. Add more butter as needed to the skillet.

This recipe will make about 8 slices of french toast.

french toast on a white plate

See how incredibly easy it is? All you need are some basic ingredients and a little time and you’ll have an amazing breakfast whipped up in no time!

Can I use milk instead of half & half?

Yes! I like to use half and half as it’s just a bit more fancy than milk haha. However, if you only have milk on hand that will work just as well.

How to serve French toast

Serve it with jelly, syrup or even powdered sugar.

It’s also good with fresh berries or chopped nuts for some added texture.

French toast tips and tricks

  • Add a pinch of nutmeg to the egg mixture for extra flavor.
  • When dipping the bread into the egg mixture do it quickly as sandwich bread is soft and can easily fall apart.
  • Add more butter to the skillet as needed.

Looking for more yummy breakfast recipes? Try these:

French toast using normal bread

French toast using regular white sandwich bread is one of the most simplest breakfast recipes ever.

It’s one of my children’s favorite things to eat.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and I hope you like it as much as we do!

Let me know your thoughts on this recipe in the comments below and don’t forget to leave it a rating.

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french toast with syrup
french toast with syrup
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French Toast with White Sandwich Bread

This amazing french toast recipe uses regular white sandwich bread so it's super simple but so delicious!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword best french toast recipe
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 274 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 slices bread
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. crack the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add the half and half, sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat with a fork until well mixed.

  2. Heat up the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Once butter is sizzling. Dip the bread in the egg mixture and transfer to the skillet. Cook for about a minute on each side.

  4. Transfer to a plate and repeat the process with the remaining slices of bread.

  5. Serve the french toast with syrup or jelly and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Add a pinch of nutmeg to the egg mixture for extra flavor.
  • When dipping the bread into the egg mixture do it quickly as sandwich bread is soft and can easily fall apart.
  • Add more butter to the skillet as needed.
Nutrition Facts
French Toast with White Sandwich Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 274 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 438mg19%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 370IU7%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Kristen Chidsey

Monday 26th of March 2018

Thanks for sharing my french toast casserole. I love good old fashioned french toast and your tips really help to make it clear for everyone :)

Carissa

Monday 26th of March 2018

You're welcome Kristen! and thank you :)

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