French Toast Done Right

Prepare one day in advance. Makes 12 slices. Perfect with homemade bread! This can be doubled for a large family gathering or to freeze for popping in the toaster.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Meal Prep
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 12 slices bread
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • *optional 1 tsp cinnamon
  • butter for frying

Garnish: maple syrup, powdered sugar, berries, whipping cream (see below)


    • Instructions:
    • Blend eggs, sugar, and vanilla together. • Combine with heavy cream and mix well.
    • Stir in cinnamon if desired.
    • In a 9x13 dish, pour in enough cream and egg mixture to cover the bottom.
    • Place slices of bread side by side in a single layer and pour the egg mixture on top of each slice. Add another layer and add pour more egg mixture.
    • Flip the bread over to make sure all bread slices are wet.
    • Cover the dish and refrigerate overnight to fully absorb the egg mixture.
    • In a large skillet, melt some butter over medium heat and saute the french toast until nicely browned on both sides.
    • *soaked bread slices are easiest to transfer out of the refrigerated dish with a spatula.
    • Keep warm until time to serve.


    Whipping Cream Makes 1 ½ cups 1 ½ cups heavy cream • 2 tbsp sugar Instructions: • Beat with electric or hand mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. • Do not over whip and break the cream. • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until needed.