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.

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

Does Alton Brown have the formula for the best French Toast ever? The short answer, yes.
4.86 from 7 votes
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Author: Kita Roberts
35 minutes
Serves: 4 servings


  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey - warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 ½-inch slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter


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


Serving: 1g | Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 423mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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  1. Blog is the New Black says:

    I agree- I don't love breakfast. But, I love indulgent, sweet stuff like this! 😉

  2. breakfast is my favorite time to eat, and lunch, oh and dinner too. he he! I'm going to try my hand a brioche I've been inspired. I want to take a bite of those french toasts!

  3. Lauren at KeepItSweet says:

    A cup of half and half?! No wonder it is good lol. I am a huge breakfast person, I wake up hungry every day!

  4. You sound a lot like me when it comes to (not) eating breakfast, except for the egg part. 🙂 I love eggs! However, those beautiful slices of French toast would make a breakfast eater out of anyone, including me.

  5. Kate @ says:

    I LOVE breakfast food...I can have it morning, day, and night. I could have all those 8 slices of french toast right now...looks so good! Alton knows his stuff, that's for sure. 🙂

  6. SharleneT says:

    These look delicious and Alton is right, the best bread is a brioche or challah! There's body to it and the bread doesn't disappear in the process. Glad you were able to overcome two things in the recipe -- eggs and sweetness! Congratulations! Come visit when you can.

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  7. I couldn't eat this for breakfast, unless breakfast was after 12, which is best time of breakfast, in my opinion! Looks gorgeous can't wait till the weekend to try it, thanks!

  8. Steph@stephsbitebybite says:

    This is right up my alley! I am a breakfast freak and love me some french toast! My fiance actually woke me up at 1:30 am last night because he made french toast and put a big ole scoop of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream on it 🙂 I'll have to give him this recipe

  9. Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen says:

    I'm with you on the eggs thing. I do not want a big plate of scrambled eggs for breakfast, yuck. But I LOVE french toast, thanks for sharing an amazing sounds recipe!

  10. Lindsey at Burn Me Not says:

    Looks amazing! My husband LOVES french toast, so I'm flagging this recipe for him. 🙂

  11. No hate mail from me! This looks great!

  12. Christina says:

    Yum! I'd eat this any time of day!

  13. Amy Bakes Everything says:

    First time at your site, completely love it! Gorgeous french toast, great recipe!

  14. kitchenarian says:

    I do love most all breakfast dishes but french toast is my absolute favorite!! I will be making this soon. Thanks for the recipe!

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

  16. briarrose says:

    Beautiful french toast!

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

  17. 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!

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