Raisin Bread French Toast

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Recipe: #12403

April 09, 2014

Categories: French Toast

"At my house this is a huge favorite, you don't have to use raisin bread, any bread that's a day-old or two-day old will do, I like raisin though, and I make my own and let the whole loaf sit out on the counter for 24 hours"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (286.5 g)
  • Calories 591.5
  • Total Fat - 25.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 248.9 mg
  • Sodium - 820.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 73.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.1 g
  • Sugars - 17.4 g
  • Protein - 19.1 g
  • Calcium - 218.9 mg
  • Iron - 4.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat your oven to 200°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Place a baking sheet in the oven.

Step 2

Place the milk, egg yolks, egg, butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl, and whisk until the eggs are broken up and evenly incorporated and the sugar has dissolved.

Step 3

Coat the bottom of a large cast-iron or nonstick frying pan with a thin layer of oil and heat over medium heat until shimmering.

Step 4

Place a few slices of bread in the milk mixture and let sit for 15 seconds. Flip the slices over and let sit for another 15 seconds. Pick up the bread, let the excess milk mixture drip off, and lay the slices in a single layer in the pan. Cook until browned on the bottom, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 5

Flip and cook the second side until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the heated baking sheet to keep warm.

Step 6

Repeat with the remaining bread slices.

Step 7

Dust with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup, if desired.


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.

  • For best results, use a one-day-old or two-day-old loaf of bread.
  • If the milk is too cold, the butter may become hard and clumpy.

  • Use almond milk instead of whole milk for a dairy-free alternative. This substitution is beneficial for those with dietary restrictions or allergies, as almond milk is a great source of plant-based protein and other nutrients.
  • Use coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar for a healthier option. Coconut sugar is lower on the glycemic index and contains trace amounts of minerals, making it a healthier alternative to refined sugar.

Coconut French Toast Replace the milk with coconut milk, and add 1/4 cup shredded coconut to the egg mixture. Once the French toast is cooked, sprinkle with additional shredded coconut before serving.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus - This delicious side dish is the perfect complement to the French Toast. The salty bacon pairs wonderfully with the sweet French Toast, and the asparagus adds a nice crunch. Plus, it's a quick and easy dish to make!

Fruit Salad: This light and refreshing fruit salad is the perfect accompaniment to the French Toast and Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus. It adds a nice balance of sweetness and tartness to the meal, and it's also a great way to get some extra vitamins and minerals. Plus, it's easy to make and can be customized with whatever fruits you have on hand.


Q: What type of bread should I use for this recipe? A: Any bread that's a day-old or two-day old will work, but I recommend using a raisin bread for the best flavor.

Q: How long should I bake the bread? A: Bake the bread for about 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

4 Reviews

Trixie The Cook

This made a delicious breakfast for us! I cut the recipe in half for 2 people . These will be added to my breakfast rotation.


review by:
(27 Feb 2019)


I cut the recipe by half. I made as directed, then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and a drizzling of maple syrup. A new breakfast idea that we will be eating often!


review by:
(3 Nov 2014)


The ease of making such a good breakfast gives this five stars all the way with my family. Kids loved it, husband loved it and I loved it. Winner winner, might try it for dinner!


review by:
(7 May 2014)


I cut this down for one and made some for breakfast this morning. The kitchen smells so good! I poured maple syrup over mine after melting some butter to pour over them. I love cinnamon in anything so this was enjoyable for me!


review by:
(14 Apr 2014)

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Fun facts:

Raisins are believed to have originated in the Middle East and were used as a form of currency by the ancient Greeks and Romans. They were also used to make wine in the Middle Ages.

The French toast recipe dates back to the Middle Ages, and is believed to have been invented by the French. It is a popular breakfast dish in many countries, including France, the United Kingdom, and the United States.