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The Best French Toast Ever

The best French toast ever?! Really? YES, really! Try this recipe and I predict that you will also be calling it the best you’ve ever had.

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Alright, let’s start this post with the truth: I am not a breakfast person.

I don’t wake up hungry – most days I don’t want to eat until noon or so. And when I do eat before noon, I don’t want sweet things – or eggs. You read that right – this food blogger doesn’t eat eggs; poached, scrambled, omelet or otherwise, so most breakfast foods are just not my cup of tea (except for that occasional “Waffle House” waffle). (Edit, I do now eat eggs. 4 years later).

Until now.

For those of you who LOVE breakfast, this is the ultimate French toast recipe. And it’s not overly complicated – it’s classic. Just the way it should be.

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This is the best French toast that I have ever made. I will never go back to any other type of bread for it, and I may actually make French toast often, or at least in a healthy rotation with savory waffles.

Brioche and Alton Brown, I bow down to you for creating perfection. Delicious perfection.

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I know I’m setting my self up for hate mail when this isn’t everyone’s favorite French toast, but it is the best ever. At least in my book. So there :p

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I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did!

Now, while this is the best, don’t be afraid to try these other French Toast variations to mix things up ;).

Grand Marnier French Toast

Baked Croissant French Toast

Vanilla French Toast

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The Best French Toast Ever

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Does Alton Brown have the formula for the best French Toast ever? The short answer, yes.


  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. You may do this the night before.
  2. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan.
  6. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  7. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices.
  8. Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 222mgSodium: 423mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 9g

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

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Friday 14th of January 2011

I don't care of this is not traditional french toast, it looks damn good! I love breakfast, especially a slow one at the weekend with all kinds of treats!


Thursday 13th of January 2011

Beautiful french toast!

I wish I didn't adore breakfast....there is just so many sweet, heavenly items I have a weakness for. ;)


Thursday 13th of January 2011

French toast is my favorite FOOD, let alone breakfast! I love making french toast with brioche! Awesome recipe.

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