IHOP French Toast Copycat

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Recipe: #39956

December 31, 2022

Categories: French Toast

"IHOP uses a Sara Lee-like bread. Get your IHOP French Toast fix with this easy recipe."

Original is 3 servings
  • Slurry
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (517.4 g)
  • Calories 724.4
  • Total Fat - 46.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 1246 mg
  • Sodium - 650.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 25.8 g
  • Protein - 45.5 g
  • Calcium - 205.9 mg
  • Iron - 6.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Whisk slurry together

Step 2

Heat griddle

Step 3

Add butter

Step 4

Dip bread fast and bake on griddle until light brown

Step 5

Lightly shake sifted powdered sugar over 2 slices toast

Step 6

Garnish with hot syrup and butter


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.

  • Use the freshest white bread you can find for the best results.
  • For the slurry, you can also substitute 1 tablespoon of milk for the water.

  • Substitute whole wheat bread for white bread - This substitution adds more fiber and nutrients to the recipe, making it a more nutritious breakfast option.
  • Substitute coconut oil for butter - This substitution adds a subtle sweetness and flavor to the recipe, while also making it a healthier option.

Banana French Toast Prepare the slurry as usual, but add 1 mashed banana to it before dipping the bread. Serve with banana slices, syrup, and butter.

Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing:

A light and refreshing fruit salad made with a variety of seasonal fruits and a honey lime dressing is the perfect accompaniment to the rich and sweet IHOP French Toast Copycat. The tartness of the lime and sweetness of the honey will balance out the flavors of the French Toast, creating a delicious and balanced meal.

Maple Bacon Waffles: Deliciously fluffy waffles made with bacon and maple syrup, these waffles are the perfect savory complement to the sweet French Toast. The smoky bacon and sweet maple syrup will add a delicious depth of flavor to the meal, creating a balanced and delicious breakfast.


Q: What type of bread should I use for this recipe?

A: IHOP uses a Sara Lee-like bread, but you can use any white bread of your choice.

Q: How long should I toast the bread?

A: Toast the bread until it is golden brown and slightly crisp. Do not over-toast or it will become dry and hard.

1 Reviews


This recipe is very similar to one I found in a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook when I had just gotten married. It is a good recipe and easy to make.


review by:
(11 Jan 2023)

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: IHOP was founded in 1958 by Al and Jerry Lapin, two brothers from Los Angeles. The first restaurant was located in Toluca Lake, California and was called International House of Pancakes.

FUN FACT 2: The French toast served at IHOP is inspired by the classic French dish, pain perdu, which translates to “lost bread”. Pain perdu was a way to use up stale bread and was popularized by French chef Marie-Antoine Carême in the early 19th century.