This Vanilla French Toast is guaranteed to become your new favorite as each slice is spiked with both vanilla extract and vanilla paste. So delicious!
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Original content posted September 2016. Updated May 2019.
We’ve gotten into a very delicious habit since moving across the country earlier this summer. On Saturday mornings, we go all out for breakfast. While the menagerie is reading or playing in the living room, I’m whipping up a brunch to celebrate the beginning of the weekend and a more loose schedule.
Our most requested breakfast? Without a doubt it’s this decadent and delicious Vanilla French Toast.
I must preface that comment by saying, we really love french toast. My Banana Chocolate Chip Fluffernutter French Toast Casserole is always a great way to wake up in the morning. As are my Stuffed French Toast and Sausage Sliders and Sangria Stuffed French Toast.
But now we’re really going all out! We have an entire french toast bar set up. Whipped cream made fresh from the dairy delivery earlier in the week, which by the way is a complete game changer when you buy five gallons of milk each week! Lots of fresh berry options – strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. And if I’m feeling super nice, mini chocolate chips. Of course, the requisite maple syrup is also on hand. The perfect finishing touch.
How Much Vanilla Extract for French Toast?
What makes this Vanilla French Toast so special, you ask? Not only does it utilize my favorite Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract from Rodelle, but it also includes their Vanilla Paste as well. I love both of these products so much and always have them stocked in my pantry.
I like the ratio of two teaspoons of vanilla extract to one tablespoon of vanilla paste for the perfect french toast.
How to Make Vanilla French Toast
 In a blender carafe, add eggs, milk, vanilla extract, vanilla paste and cinnamon.
 Blend on low speed until completely combined.
 Pour into a shallow dish.
 Dip each slice of bread into egg mixture, coating both sides.
 Cook bread for 2-3 minutes on 350 degree griddle or until golden brown.
 Repeat on opposite side.
This Vanilla French Toast is guaranteed to become your new favorite breakfast. Thick slices of French bread are coated in an egg mixture spiked with both vanilla extract and vanilla paste and toasted until golden brown. Topped with whipped cream, maple syrup and fresh berries, every day should have such a delicious beginning!
Can French Toast Be Reheated?
I promise once you give this Vanilla French Toast recipe a try, your weekend breakfast game will forever be changed! I always try – key word there as the slices disappear so quickly! – to make extra so that we have a few slices leftover for a delicious before school breakfast a few days later. The slices rewarm beautifully!
Simply put slices on a plate in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds or until hot, or if you want to put a bit more effort into it, I love popping slices into my toaster so that the outside is crisp but the insides are still soft.
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Vanilla French Toast
- Preheat griddle to 350 degrees.
- In a blender carafe, add eggs, milk, vanilla extract, vanilla paste and cinnamon.
- Blend on low speed until completely combined.
- Pour into a shallow dish.
- Dip each slice of bread into egg mixture, coating both sides.
- Cook bread for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
- Serve topped with maple syrup, whipped cream and fresh berries.
In my book, you can’t have enough French toast in your life. You’ll definitely want to give these delicious Pumpkin Spice Bananas Foster French Toast Bites a try as well as these fun French Toast Rollups and this savory English Muffin French Toast with Bacon-Maple Gravy.