The breakfast favorite that has everyone mmhhhhmmm after each bite! This easy and approachable recipe is the perfect way to wake up and enjoy a brisk winter morning with your family. Our favorite way to enjoy this traditional french toast recipe, besides smothering with Cedarvale Maple Syrup, is to use bread from our local bakeries :)
It's all about the bread…Soft is key! In order to have a delicious soft bite every time, using a soft bread such as brioche, challah, or italian is the way to go. Some of our favorites are Casa Del Pane white bread, Scratch House Bakery original loaf, and Harrison egg bread. Slice your bread however you like but our recommendation is thicker the better (at least 1 inch.)...more bread calls for more sweet syrup!
French Toast Tricks: The deliciousness of your french toast can suffer from being soggy, undercooked or overcooked, and overcooked egg on the edge of your toast. But don’t worry, these are all easily avoidable! Work one side of your french toast at a time and cook on medium-low heat. Cooking will take longer on a lower heat but it will ensure your french toast is cooked through. Once one side of your french toast is cooked golden brown, flip and repeat for the other side. After both sides are cooked golden brown double check your toasts center. Make sure that the center of your french toast doesn't feel soggy. If the center remains soggy keep the french toast on the griddle until it no longer feels soggy. And use a liberal amount of butter on your griddle while cooking!
Don’t worry about leftovers, french toast freezes well in a ziplock bag and can be heated back up during the week. Now go try this dreamy french toast recipe for yourself! PURE MAPLE. HAPPY TABLE.
Local Bread! Shoutout to Harrison Bakery, Scratch House Bakery, and Casa Del Pane. We can’t wait to try more local bread for our delicious french toast :)
- Use your favorite local brioche, challah, italian, or other soft bread
- Day old or stale bread is better than fresh bread!
- Slice thick! At least 1 inch.
3 large eggs
1 ½ milk
1 ½ tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp Cedarvale Maple Syrup or Sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Butter for greasing the cooking surface
For Serving: Cedarvale Maple Syrup, Butter, or Cedarvale Maple Cream
Additional: Fruit, Pecans, Whipped Cream
- Choose a delicious local bread from one of your favorite bakeries!
- Slice your bread thick, at least 1 inch thick but not thicker than 2 inches.
- In a medium mixing bowl, start by thoroughly whisking all 3 eggs. Whisk until you start to see small air bubbles. Then add milk, cinnamon, Cedarvale Maple Syrup or Sugar, and vanilla extract. Continue whisking until ingredients are combined.
- Pour your mixture into a pyrex dish or brownie pan to soak the bread. Then place each slice of bread in the mixture to soak. Soak the bread for 20 seconds on each side.
- Cook the bread on a griddle at 325 degrees or in a pan on medium-low heat. Use a liberal amount of butter to grease your cooking surface. Cook one side of your bread until it is golden brown, flip the bread and repeat.
- Lastly, serve this dreamy french toast with plenty of Cedarvale Maple Syrup! Enjoy!