Lemon-Vanilla French Toast


Decadent? Yes! Sweet? Yes! Tasty? Yes! I just whipped this up this morning. I love things lemon, and it has to be sweet. None of that tartness, no thank you. This is something fun to make Sunday morning. Some kids may not like the lemon flavoring, but the sweetness may be an attraction.

Lemon-Vanilla French Toast
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 slices


  • cup half-and-half

  • 5 large egg whites

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon lemon extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, or more as needed

  • 6 slices bread

  • ½ cup maple syrup, or to taste

  • 3 tablespoons whipped cream, or to taste


  1. Combine half-and-half, egg whites, confectioners' sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, lemon extract, and salt in a bowl; whip together with a whisk or electric whisk until well blended, about 30 seconds. Pour mixture into a large, flat container.

  2. Put one bread slice in the container and flip so it is coated on both sides, almost saturated.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a frying pan over medium heat until sizzling. Add soaked bread slice to the pan; you can do more than one depending on the size of the pan. Fry until medium brown and edges are crispy, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Continue cooking in batches, dipping bread and frying, and adding butter as necessary.

  4. Serve French toast with maple syrup and add whipped cream on top.

Cook's Note:

You can use cream or milk instead of half-and-half.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

464 Calories
13g Fat
77g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 649mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 302mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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