Denny's French Toast Copycat

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Recipe: #40370

March 20, 2023

Categories: French Toast

"Can add more cinnamon if you like make sure you use oil when frying toast that's what restaurant's use. Can use less sugar if you wish cause it comes with alot on top. You can freeze these and just heat up in the microwave"

Original is 4 servings
  • Wet
  • Dry


  • Serving Size: 1 (725.8 g)
  • Calories 1407.3
  • Total Fat - 77 g
  • Saturated Fat - 32 g
  • Cholesterol - 1087 mg
  • Sodium - 29477.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 100.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 40.4 g
  • Protein - 49.1 g
  • Calcium - 440.4 mg
  • Iron - 7.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix together the dry ingredients

Step 2

Whisk wet ingredients

Step 3

Add to dry ingredients and use blender or whisk well so no lumps

Step 4

Heat a large skillet.

Step 5

When the skillet is hot, add 1/2 tablespoon butter and some oil

Step 6

If the butter smokes, your pan is too hot; turn down the heat.

Step 7

Dip each slice of bread into the batter for 30 seconds on each side.

Step 8

Let some of the batter drip off, then put in skillet.

Step 9

Cook each slice 1 1/2-2 minutes per side until each side is golden brown.

Step 10

Add more butter and oil to cook all of the slices.

Step 11

To serve, put on plate, dust with powdered sugar. Serve with butter on top

Step 12

Hot syrup on side


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When buying the Texas Toast bread, make sure to buy the thick sliced variety.
  • If the butter smokes when added to the skillet, turn down the heat as it is too hot.

  • Substitute almond milk for regular milk: Almond milk is a great alternative for those with dairy allergies, and it also adds a nutty flavor to the French toast.
  • Substitute coconut oil for regular oil: Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to regular oil, and it adds a subtle sweetness to the French toast.

Almond Butter French Toast Replace the butter with almond butter. Sprinkle sliced almonds over the french toast before serving.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus: Bacon-wrapped asparagus is a simple yet delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with Denny's French Toast Copycat. The salty bacon and crunchy asparagus complement the sweetness of the French toast, creating a balanced flavor combination. Plus, the bacon adds an extra layer of texture to the meal.

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese: Scrambled eggs with cheese is a great accompaniment to Denny's French Toast Copycat. The creamy, cheesy eggs add a savory flavor to the sweet French toast, making a delicious combination. The eggs also provide a protein-packed boost, making this a complete and balanced meal.


Q: How long should I cook each slice of French Toast?

A: Cook each slice 1 1/2-2 minutes per side until each side is golden brown.

Q: What type of bread is best for French Toast?

A: Thick-cut, slightly stale bread works best for French Toast. Brioche, challah, and French bread are all good options.

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Fun facts:

This classic French Toast recipe is said to have originated in medieval Europe. It was known as "pain perdu" which translates to "lost bread" because it was a way to use up stale bread.

The popular restaurant chain Denny's is well known for its French Toast. It is said that the recipe was inspired by the French Toast served at the now-closed Bill's Coffee Shop in La Jolla, California.