Vanilla Maple French Toast

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"I also made this with leftover bread -- very dense whole wheat that no one would eat. I did not soak it overnight but did soak the bread for a long time in the morning and everyone loved it -- and no one knew they were eating the super healthy bread. I was out of milk so used half and half -- which made it so good! Recipe source: Bon Appetit (December 2004) This needs to be refrigerated overnight (not in prep time)"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (269.5 g)
  • Calories 475.5
  • Total Fat - 20.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 342.9 mg
  • Sodium - 788.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 27.9 g
  • Protein - 18.8 g
  • Calcium - 320.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

In a bowl whisk eggs together and then whisk in the milk. Add the next 4 ingredients (maple syrup - salt); whisk to blend.

Step 2

Divide mixture between two 13 x 9 inch baking dishes and arrange bread in single layer in the dishes; letting it soak for 10 minutes; turn over and cover and refrigerate overnight. (see note above -- this also works if you soak the bread for less time)

Step 3

Head griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Brush griddle with butter and add soaked bread; cooking 3-5 minutes, turn and cook other side for 3-5 minutes or until done and brown.

Step 4

Transfer to plates and serve with warm syrup and preserves.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Yummy. I let this rest overnight and it turned out great. I've never added jam to French toast before but did add some raspberry preserves to mine. Loved it. I'll be doing that more often now. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper, Ellie.

review by:
(6 Apr 2022)


We really enjoyed the french toast prepared this way. I used the quick version because I was working with panatone bread. It was awesome in this recipe. The flavor of the french toast was outstanding. I love warm maple syrup it coated the bread beautifully. Thank you for sharing a recipe we will enjoy again.

review by:
(24 Jan 2021)

dienia b

Very nice breakfast ,mr picky liked it and the maple syrup in batter is a nice touch

review by:
(3 Oct 2019)