Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

This classic breakfast is bursting with warm vanilla and cinnamon flavors.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole milk or half-and-half for a richer taste)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8 slices bread (thick-cut brioche, challah, or sourdough recommended)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Butter or non-stick cooking spray


  1. Prep the pan and batter: Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  2. Soak the bread: Dip each bread slice into the egg mixture, letting it soak for a few seconds to coat evenly. Allow excess batter to drip off slightly before placing it on the griddle.
  3. Cook the French toast: Add a pat of butter or a light spritz of cooking spray to the griddle. Carefully place the soaked bread slices on the hot griddle. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Add cinnamon: Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon over each slice of French toast before flipping it to cook the other side.
  5. Serve and enjoy: Plate your delicious French toast and serve immediately with your favorite toppings like maple syrup, fresh fruit, whipped cream, or powdered sugar.

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