French toast has become a must for brunches. It’s one of the most well-loved breakfast options available. French toast is available in any breakfast buffet or at your favorite expensive brunch spot.
What I like about french toast is how easy and easy it is to cook. The ingredients are essential items in the pantry that every household has.
All you require for the most simple French toast is bread, eggs, and milk. It’s not challenging to spice this recipe simply by adding other toppings.
French toast can be the ideal breakfast option to eat breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. It isn’t necessary to hunt for ingredients, and can be customized with various toppings.
If you want to impress others with your French toast-making abilities, this is my most loved breakfast cookbook and includes some unique French toast recipes.
It’s also simple to prepare French toast in large quantities to feed many people for brunch. It can be cut in strips or diagonally, which can be dipped in syrup.
French toast sticks are an excellent option for kids to enjoy these too. There are many other French toast recipes that you can test if you’re planning to serve the dish at an event.
What Exactly Is French Toast?
French toast is a classic recipe, and its roots aren’t understood. Although the name of the recipe suggests that it comes originally from France the recipe was created during the Roman Empire.
This recipe has been known under different names before coming to call it “French toast.” People typically made this recipe with bread that had been stale to enhance the flavor.
In France, this recipe is known as “pain perdu” or “lost bread” (the background of the name dates up to the 15th century). The recipe later became known as French toast when it gained popularity across Europe.
Substituting Vanilla French Toast Recipes
Vanilla isn’t an ingredient required in all recipes. Vanilla is merely the slight taste of many recipes that require vanilla.
Vanilla extract usually comes in small bottles and is simple to run out fast if you love baking.
You replaced the vanilla flavor with maple syrup in this French toast recipe. It’s a distinct taste, but they are both a perfect match for sweet dishes perfectly if you think that you need a bit more flavor.
You can also utilize other extracts, such as the almond extract if you have it (or you can buy it on Amazon, I personally enjoy this particular one).
You could also remove the vanilla altogether. When you add the syrup or toppings, you most likely won’t need to add a teaspoon or two teaspoons of vanilla extract.
If you’re looking for more substitutes You can read our post on the most effective alternatives to Vanilla in Cookies! (Let us know if you decide to try one of these substitutes in the recipe for your French toast.)
Toppers for French Toast
Toppings are the best aspect of French toast! An old-fashioned French toast served alongside maple syrup and butter.
Another trendy and simple dessert Another popular and straightforward topping is powdered sugar and cinnamon. However, like many other sweet dishes, there are many possible combinations.
It is also possible to create a “stuffed” French toast recipe by putting something in between two slices, such as creamy cheese frosting, chocolate, and Nutella.
Some of my top French toast toppings include:
- Nutella and strawberries
- Bananas and nuts (especially walnuts)
- Jam, jelly, or other fruit preserves
- Apple and caramel
- Fresh berries
- Creamy whip
- Peaches and Ice cream
- Chocolate and peanut butter
The Types of Bread To Make French Toast
You can utilize any type of bread to make French toast. However, some are better than others. It’s essential to use an item that’s well-sliced and that can be held together easily.
The bread needs to be dipped into the egg, and you don’t want it to break before it makes it into the pan.
Brioche, as well as Challah bread, are two popular options for making French toast. They are delicious and have great flavors that work well with the sweet dish and stay together exceptionally well.
If you purchase bread that’s not sliced, you could also make thinner slices of bread that can be used in this recipe. But, any type of bread you can find can be used. It can be white wheat, wheat, or multigrain bread, whatever you prefer.
I made use of potatoes as bread to make this recipe. It’s a popular item in our home, and the bread’s sweet flavor is very good with french toast.
How to Create French Toast Without Vanilla
Step 1: Gather the ingredients.
Step 2: In a shallow bowl, mix heavy cream, milk, eggs, and sugar. Add maple syrup along with crushed cinnamon.
Step 3: Grease the skillet using cooking oil or butter and cook it at a moderate-high temperature.
Step 4: Soak each bread piece in both directions.
Step 5: Quickly transfer the bread into an oven-proof skillet. Cook until it is golden on all sides.
Step 6: Repeat with the remaining bread/egg mixture. Spray the pan or melting butter before adding each slice. Create Pinterest Pin
French Toast Without Vanilla
yield: 6 SLICES Time to prepare: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes
Our all-time favorite French toast…just without vanilla!
- 6-slices of bread
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 2 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a shallow bowl, mix heavy cream, milk, eggs, and sugar. Add maple syrup along with ground cinnamon.
Make sure to grease a skillet with butter or cooking oil and set it on a medium-high flame.
Soak each bread slice across both sides. Transfer bread quickly to pan to cook till golden brown on both sides.
Repeat with the remaining bread/egg mix, spraying the pan or melting more butter before adding each slice.
YIELD: SIZE 6 SERVING: 1
Serving Size: CALORIES: 157TOTAL FAT: 6gSATURATED FAT: 3gTRANS FAT: 0gUNSATURATED FAT: 3gCHOLESTEROL: 74mgSODIUM: 184mgCARBOHYDRATES: 19gFIBER: 1gSUGAR: 5gPROTEIN: 5g
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