There are many, fancy variations on this basic recipe. This recipe works with many types of bread - white, whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, Italian or French. Serve hot with butter or margarine and maple syrup.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat together egg, milk, salt, desired spices and vanilla.

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  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Dunk each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides. Place in pan, and cook on both sides until golden. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Facts

240.3 calories; 10.6 g protein; 33.6 g carbohydrates; 128.3 mg cholesterol; 477.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2005
This is a great, simple recipe for french toast. If your using thicker bread or are soaking the bread for a while, I would suggest covering the griddle or pan with a lid. This will cook the inside of the bread, making it less soggy....I also prefer to use butter or margarine in the pan rather than oil, gives it more flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/14/2003
Took way too long to cook. I had to add another egg to get a good consistency. Tasted bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2005
This is a great, simple recipe for french toast. If your using thicker bread or are soaking the bread for a while, I would suggest covering the griddle or pan with a lid. This will cook the inside of the bread, making it less soggy....I also prefer to use butter or margarine in the pan rather than oil, gives it more flavor. Read More
(1756)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
I enjoyed this basic french toast recipe. However, make sure the pan is completely hot before frying, because otherwise it sticks bad and you end up with a mess on your hands - like I did. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
Great, classic french toast. I added all of the spices as suggested and enjoyed the taste, although I would probably use less nutmeg next time. I used the rest of a loaf of french bread that we had bought the night before, so that made it extra tastey. I also followed another reviewer's suggestion and covered the pan with a lid so the middle would also cook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
YUM-O. This stuff is amazing. I have used several different kinds of breads and it all tastes amazing. My advice is to try to use a thicker bread just because the thinner stuff tends to get a little soggier. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2003
This recipie was very tasty... we ate it so fast that we all got stomach pains. But it took forever to cook. Is there a faster way... maybe we soaked the bread too much. Please respond. Thanks and it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
Excellent recipe, quick and easy. It tastes great with whole wheat bread. Definitely one of the best ones I've tried! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/14/2003
Took way too long to cook. I had to add another egg to get a good consistency. Tasted bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
this french toast is full of flavour. My husband loved it and he is not a french toast fan in the first place. This will be a Sunday morning favourite!Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
Very tasty recipe. I added a tiny bit of ground cloves to it to zest it up. Will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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