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French Toast Recipe for Beginners

This French toast recipe for one for beginners is amazing!

Who doesn’t love a good French toast with pure maple syrup for breakfast? It’s so easy and quick to make and even more delicious!

With just a few ingredients in which you probably already have in your pantry or fridge and you have yourself a great breakfast that everyone is going to love.

Something different than just eggs and toast.

french toast for one on a plate


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tbsp butter cold


  • bowl
  • whisk
  • frying pan
  • spatula

How to make French Toast

Making French toast is so simple, offers a ton of great flavor, and has a smell that will get anyone out of bed in the morning. A few ingredients and a few steps are all it takes.

1. Prep

french toast for one ingredients

I always encourage people to start every recipe by gathering all of their ingredients so that they are prepared and can focus on the cooking.

So go ahead and grab out 2 eggs, about a 1/2 cup of milk, 2 slices of whatever bread you are using (I am using a nice thick-sliced white bread), cold butter, salt, and cinnamon.

2. Mix the ingredients

mixing the french toast ingredients in a bowl.

Start by getting your egg mixture ready to go. You want to crack your eggs into a bowl. Be sure not to get shells in the bowl. Add in your milk and whisk it with the eggs until they are incorporated.

Sprinkle about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and a pinch of salt into the egg mixture and whisk that together.

3. Preheat your pan

preheating the pan

Get your frying pan heated up on a medium-low. Once it’s starting to warm up add your cold butter to the pan and let it melt. Now you are ready to cook the French toast.

I prefer to use a stainless steel frying pan. I do not use any non-stick pans.

4. Dunk and cook

cooking the French toast for one.

Dunk one slice of bread at a time into the egg mixture enough to coat both sides of the bread.

Once you have dredged your bread slice, add it to your pan. You should hear a little sizzle when you add it in and that will tell you that your pan was good and hot.

Let them cook for a couple of minutes and then flip each slice. Once both sides are good and browned pull the pan off the heat.

5. Serve and enjoy

French toast with syrup on a plate

Plate your French toast and drizzle pure maple syrup over the top and enjoy! Easy delicious breakfast is served.

Using pure maple syrup is really the way to go! In my opinion, it’s the only way to go. Now if your big breakfast fan you need to check out my scrambled eggs recipe.

What bread is best for french toast

You can pretty much use any bread that you like. I prefer thick white bread if possible. You can really rich it up using brioche bread!

You can use wheat bread or say sourdough bread, they all taste great. I would not use rye bread, that would taste a little funk for sure.

Simply dredge your bread into the egg mixture not soaking it and then make sure your pan is preheated when you add the French toast. This will prevent the middle of the toast from soaking up a bunch of eggs that won’t get cooked through.

You can use anything that will add a creaminess to it. Some people use cream or half and half. Really whatever you have at home will work. Coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk will all work as a dairy-free option as well.

french toast on a plate

French Toast Recipe for Beginners

Homemade French toast that is so simple and delicious. In only 10 minutes you will have mouth-watering French toast and your house will smell amazing also!
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 345 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 tbsp butter cold


  • Gather all of your ingredients first so that you have everything together and you are ready to cook.
  • Crack your eggs into a bowl and whisk them until they are incorporated and then add in your milk and whisk again. Then you want to mix in your cinnamon and salt.
  • Heat up your pan on medium to low heat and then once it's heated up add in your cold butter.
  • Dredge one slice at a time into the egg mixture making sure to cover the whole slice. Add to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes on both sides until both sides are browned.
  • Serve with pure maple syrup and enjoy!


Calories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 20gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 341mgSodium: 729mgPotassium: 365mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 701IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 345mgIron: 3mg
Keyword French toast, French toast with milk, Homemade French Toast
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