This Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast recipe is everything you love about cinnamon french toast, but with a hint of vanilla in each bite!
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Growing up, my dad always made breakfast on Sunday morning, his day off. He worked from late at night until early in the morning, which meant he was wide awake at 6AM cooking. Of course, as teenagers, we didn’t appreciate it as much back then. Now, I’d love to have breakfast already made for me bright and early!
These days, I’m the one making breakfast for everyone. While I definitely venture into more flavorful areas than my parents did, I still love a good, simple french toast recipe!
This recipe is just as easy as any other basic french toast recipe! I follow a very similar to how my dad did. He would mix milk into scrambled eggs before dipping the bread in, but I use vanilla creamer. That slight change, makes for an entirely different result. There is a bit more of that sweet, vanilla flavor in every single bite!
VANILLA CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST
There isn’t really any prep work to do with this recipe besides pre-heating your griddle to 350°F.
Whisk together the eggs, vanilla creamer, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.
Coat your griddle with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
Dip each slice of sourdough bread into the egg mixture. Try to be quick here so that the bread doesn’t get soggy and tear. I actually find it easier to do this with my fingers than with a fork.
After removing each slice of sourdough bread, place it on the hot griddle.
Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown on the bottom. Before flipping, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon onto each slice.
Flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
This Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast recipe is everything you love about cinnamon french toast, but with a hint of sweet vanilla in each bite!
Pre-heat your griddle to 350°F.
Coat the griddle with butter or non-stick cooking spray, then dip each slice of sourdough bread into the egg mixture and place it on the hot griddle.
Cook for 1-2 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.
Before flipping, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon onto each slice.
Tips & Techniques For the Best Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast
- If you would rather not use vanilla creamer, you can use an equal amount of milk with 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract mixed in.
- Dipping the bread into the egg mixture using your fingers may make it quicker and easier to get the bread coated without it tearing.
- Make sure to allow the excess egg mixture to drip off to prevent your French Toast from getting too soggy.
- Serve this Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast with a drizzle of maple syrup, or a dusting of powdered sugar and fruit.
- Why is my French Toast soggy? If the bread is coated with too much of the egg mixture it can become soggy as it cooks. This can also happen if the bread you use it too fresh.
** Nutritional information is given as an estimate only and will vary