Learn how to make the best french toast recipe each and every time with these tips and tricks to never make boring, soggy french toast again!

The Best French Toast Recipe

Learn how to make the best french toast recipe each and every time. You know that golden brown crust with the custard texture center, topped with your favorite french toast fixings. Never make that boring and soggy french toast again, learn the tricks of the trade to make the best french toast.

My goal here is to help break down different areas that you might overlook when it comes to making french toast. I will teach you all the ways to ensure you get that gorgeous french toast that you order in your favorite breakfast diner. Then you can make homemade french toast anytime you want, and put a smile on your family’s face.

Tips And Tricks On How To Make the Best French Toast Recipe

tips for making french toast

Bread Matters

The Best French Toast Recipe Tips

Don’t just reach for any old bread you have on hand, bread textures matter when it comes to french toast. This is the biggest area of failure. You reach for that basic white slice of bread and end up with a soggy and messy so-called french toast.

Sturdy bread is the way to go. Soft and delicate bread will fall apart in the egg and milk mixture. Buying loaves of bread you are able to slice to fit your consistency is great as well. That way you can choose how thick your slice needs to be. Here are some of the most popular pieces of bread to use for french toast.

  • Challah
  •  Brioche
  • French Bread
  • Pullman Loaf

Day old bread is also a great option. This helps dry the bread out so when you put it in the milk/egg mixture it has more room to soak up before it turns to mush. If you want that day-old bread quickly just turn your oven on to 250 degrees and bake for 5-10 minutes or until it begins to dry up a bit. Then dip in egg/milk wash and continue cooking your french toast as you would.

Try Cooking With Oil

Many use butter as the base to seasoning the pan before you drop your french toast down to cook. It is very easy to burn or char your french toast if your heat is too high. Consider using a tiny dab of cooking oil like canola or vegetable in replace of the butter. It will still give you that golden brown look without taking away flavor.

Egg/Milk Mixture

This mix of egg and milk is the main mix for your custard textured base of french toast. Without it, you wouldn’t get that perfect texture we all crave. Sometimes you might end up with the wrong ratio of the mixture. I try to aim for around 1/4 cup of the milk of your choice (whole milk works really well)  paired with 1 egg. I count this good for two slices of bread. This ratio gives you a great consistency and will help your french toast cook up well.

Play with Flavors

If you use strictly milk and eggs and nothing else, try changing it up. A sprinkle of cinnamon in the wash or vanilla adds different levels of flavor. Or take it to a new level of sweetness with powdered sugar. The powdered sugar dissolves but gives a nice sweet element. While brown sugar will give you that caramelized taste. Be open to adjusting your egg/milk mixture to add depth and flavor to your french toast.

Tasty French Toast Toppings To Consider

The Best French Toast Recipe Tips

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Jam or Jelly
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Peanut butter
  • Raisins
  • Nuts
  • Coconut flakes


Also, check out my Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole and Baked French Toast Casserole!

Don’t want to hover over the stove monitoring your french toast? That is okay, here you get the same delicious flavors but in a casserole-style dish. The cinnamon roll adds a whole new upgrade in flavors.


How to Make The Best French Toast Recipe What is your favorite way to eat french toast? 

Categories: , ,

About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on Today.com, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. These are best french toast recipe. I like great breakfast idea especially when we need extra special brunch or breakfast.

  2. These are great tips I will have to employ. Mine always comes out soggy in the middle!

  3. Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says:

    OMG, these are perfect for Christmas morning. I am bookmarking to make these. This looks so good!

  4. French toast is one of my favorites. I love having it for breakfast. I need to make it more often, but mine never turn out like the ones in restaurants haha. Going to save this so I can try these later.

  5. Vyjay Rao says:

    French Toast assumes a new and pleasing avatar in your recipe. These are really valuable tips to keep in mind, especially the one about the quality of the bread being used.

  6. I love French Toasts but it is a while I am not making it. I love your suggestions of flavors and toppings I can add.

  7. I gave up on French toast years ago after repeatedly burning my pans. I may have to give it a try again. Your tips are very helpful and it would be nice to see if I can have success!

  8. We love French toast at our house! I like it with strawberries but my granddaughter likes it with peanut butter.

  9. Jenn @ EngineerMommy says:

    This sounds like some awesome tips. My kids love french toast and I will definitely try your recipe tomorrow.

  10. Lian Wright says:

    My son and I LOVE French Toast! It is sweet and delicious. I do want to try him with some new flavours, and the ones you shared are fabulous ideas!

  11. My favorite way is topped with pecans and buttery syrup. So many different toppings to choose from.

  12. I haven’t made French Toast in a long time. I am the only one in my house that likes it.

  13. Terri Steffes says:

    You are on a breakfast kick here!! I love it. Breakfast is our favorite meal and we don’t mind having it three times a day!

  14. Alli Smith says:

    These are such great tips for making french toast. I can’t stand soggy, eggy-tasting french toast. I also use a little oil instead of butter because butter burns so easily. I like all the different topping ideas as well.

  15. Amber Myers says:

    I need to make this for sure. I just love French Toast, and this looks incredible. It’s been a while since we had some.

  16. We love french toast! I am terrible at making it, but when I eat it I love it! Maybe if I follow a few directions here I will be successful!

  17. ITT really does start with the right bread. You have listed some good ones tonuse. We enjoy our French toast

  18. Robin Gagnon says:

    I don’t make French Toast nearly enough. Thanks for the great tips.

  19. Courtney Lopez says:

    Looks so fluffy and delicious! This french toast is always a hit and perfect for brunch on Sunday. 🙂

    1. They really are soooo good!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.