Basic French Toast with Vanilla and Cinnamon

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Revive stale bread into something delicious and decadent with this basic French toast recipe that’s flavoured with vanilla and cinnamon.

basic cinnamon french toast

Yield: 1 Serve

Basic French Toast With Cinnamon and Vanilla

basic cinnamon french toast

French toast is an easy and delicious way to use up stale bread. While there are many variations, this is a basic version, flavoured with vanilla and cinnamon. This is enough for one person; scale up as required.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. butter


  1. Heat frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Whisk egg, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Melt half the butter in the pan.
  4. Dip one slice of bread in the egg mixture. Let it soak in for a few seconds, flip the bread over and soak for a few more seconds, longer for thick-cut bread.
  5. Fry the egg-soaked bread in the pan for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden.
  6. Add extra butter to the pan and repeat with the other piece of bread.


Serve topped with maple syrup and berries.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 496mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 14g

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