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French Toast Recipes With Vanilla That are Worth Every Calorie

French Toast Recipes with Vanilla
Do you want to learn simple and easy French toast recipes with vanilla? One of the most popular breakfast dishes, it is very simple to make and delicious to eat. This article on French toast with vanilla, will teach you delicious ways to cook your breakfast.
Batul Nafisa Baxamusa
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2018
French toast is one of the most favorite breakfast dishes around the world. It is known by different names in different countries, like 'eggy bread' in Britain, and 'pain perdu' in French. Pain perdu means 'lost bread', signifying that it is a way of using stale bread, which would otherwise be lost. French toast can be sweet or savory, and there can be many variations of the same. Sweet French toast is generally flavored with cinnamon or vanilla, and can served with fruits, berries, cream, Nutella, ice cream, berry sauce, nuts, honey, maple syrup, butter, etc. For savory French toast, generally a pinch of salt is added to the batter. Some herbs like coriander, chives or parsley can also be added. It can be served with bacon, cold meat, sour cream, thick yogurt, salad, baked beans, or sauces like mayonnaise and tomato ketchup.

Now are you tempted to try out some really delicious French toast recipes? Follow through the ones below, and make yourself a yummy toast.
Vanilla French Toast with Maple Syrup and Butter
Vanilla French Toast
  • 8 thick slices of a day-old bread
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Butter to pan fry
  • Maple syrup and butter to serve
Method of Preparation
  1. Beat eggs, milk, and vanilla together, and whisk until well blended. Pour the mixture into a shallow bowl.
  2. Now dip one side of a slice bread into the egg mixture and allow the bread to soak up some of the mixture for a minute. Turn the bread and do the same for the other side too.
  3. In a large skillet, melt some butter at medium heat. Add the dipped bread slices onto the skillet and fry until golden brown on both sides. Flip the bread when necessary.
  4. Serve your vanilla French toast hot with butter and maple syrup.
(Serves 4)
Vanilla French Toast with Cream and Berries
French Toast With Berries And Cream
  • 8 slices of a French loaf
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream or whipping cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Butter for pan frying
  • Mixed berries to serve
Method of Preparation
  1. In a medium shallow bowl, beat the eggs, half of the cream, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Whip rest of the cream in a separate bowl. Add a little sugar if you like.
  3. Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture, one side at a time, till the bread soaks the batter on each side.
  4. In a large skillet, pan fry the bread slices in butter, till both sides are golden-brown.
  5. Serve with cream and mixed berries.
(Serves 4)
Vanilla French Toast with Caramelized Apples
French Toast with Apples
  • 8 slices of a French loaf
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Butter for pan frying
  • Maple syrup to serve
Method of Preparation
  1. In a large bowl, whisk thew eggs, sugar, milk, and vanilla. Keep aside.
  2. Mix the brown sugar with cinnamon and smear it on the apple slices. Cook the apple slices till they are light golden-brown and a bit soft. Keep aside.
  3. Dip the bread slices into the prepared batter, one side at a time. Pan fry them in a greased pan till golden-brown.
  4. Place the prepared French toast in a serving plate. Put the caramelized apple slices over it. Drizzle a little maple syrup. Enjoy!
(Serves 4)
You can try out many other variations of the vanilla French toast recipe. Following are a few that you can experiment with.
With Banana, Nuts and Cream
French Toast With Banana
This is another delicious way to serve your vanilla French toast. Place your prepared French toast on a serving plate and put banana slices over it. Garnish it with chopped nuts and cream. You can also add hazelnut spread to it, if you like.
With Berry Sauce
French Toast With Berry Sauce
You can also serve your vanilla French toast with berry sauce. Just cook your favorite berries with a little sugar, till the juice oozes out of them and they become tender and mushy. Set them aside to cool. Meanwhile, make your French toast. To serve, place the toast on a plate and pour the berry sauce over it. Enjoy!
With Ice cream and Orange Slices
With Ice cream
Serve your vanilla French toast with vanilla ice cream and a few orange slices for a quick dessert.
If you want to impress your friends and family with your French toast recipes, then try your hands on some vanilla French toast casserole recipes. They are easy to make and come very handy when you need to feed a crowd.
Vanilla Baked French Toast Casserole
Baked French Toast Casserole
  • 1 pound of French loaf bread, cut diagonally into 1" slices
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1½ cups half-and-half cream
  • 1¼ cups brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Method of Preparation
  1. Take a 9"x13" baking dish and butter it well. Arrange the slices of bread at the bottom of the tray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, cream, and vanilla. Pour the batter over the bread slices, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350º F (175º C). Combine the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a small saucepan, and heat until it bubbles.
  4. Pour this bubbly mixture over the bread and egg mixture. Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes.
  5. When done, let it stand over the kitchen counter for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.
(Serves 8)
Apple Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast Casserole
Apple French Toast Casserole
  • 6 slices of a day-old French bread
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 medium apples - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Method of Preparation
  1. Place bread in a 7"x7" greased baking dish.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, half of the sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Pour half of the batter over the bread.
  3. Place a layer of apple slices over the bread slices.
  4. Combine the cinnamon, nutmeg, and remaining sugar, and sprinkle half of it over the apples. Top it with the remaining apples.
  5. Now pour the remaining batter mixture over the apples, and sprinkle it with the remaining sugar mixture. Dot with butter.
  6. Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight. Remove from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking.
  7. Bake, uncovered, at 350º F for 30 - 35 minutes or till a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the apple cinnamon vanilla French toast stand for 10 minutes before serving.
(Serves 6)
These were a few delicious French toast recipes with vanilla that you can try out. Of course, you can create your own unique variations too. Hope you will enjoy trying them out.
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