really really good french toast

i don’t know what’s taken me so long to share my french toast recipe, because i’ve kinda perfected it over the last year or so! i used to keep the batter pretty simple but the more i played around and the more i started added a few extra special touches, the more it became EXTRA SPECIAL TASTING!

my personal belief is that bread is very key — and croissant toast makes the ultimate french toast. if i don’t have any, i’ll use challah or sometimes banana bread when i’m feeling very ambitious (although it’s kinda sad to bake a whole loaf of banana bread and then use it up in an instant but it’s real gooooood)

adapted from ina gartens challah french toast

really really good french toast

i've tweaked this french toast recipe over the years and now it tastes so special. the key is to use really good bread!


  • croissant toast
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • cup milk
  • 1 splash of orange or pineapple juice
  • 1 tb orange zest
  • 1 tb honey
  • 1 tb vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. in a large shallow bowl, whisk all the ingredients together. for extra gooey french toast, soak as many slices in the egg mixture for 2-3 minutes, turning once.
  3. heat 2 tbsp butter in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  4. add the soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. make sure not to flip until the first side is nicely browned.
  5. to keep warm, place the cooked french toast on a sheet pan.
  6. i love to serve with warm maple syrup and blueberries or caramelized bananas when i’m feeling extra ambitious. to make them, just slice up a banana, toss in sugar and cook in a pan until golden.


i usually wing it and don’t really measure the ingredients out, but i like the egg to milk/cream ratio to be pretty creamy versus yellow/eggy. 

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  1. That sounds amazing. My boys already love my French toast but now I’m gonna blow their minds!

  2. This looks so scrumptious! I literally just Google croissant toast—how did I not know this was a thing? Thank you, Molly!

  3. Anna Natasha says:

    I always use Challah bread for my French toast. Interesting ingredients you use. It’s just my son and I. I don’t think I would use 5 eggs. If I use all your ingredients I know my 4 year old grandson and my 34 year 9ld son would say no, no mom. I love your recipe. But 8 better stick to my own recipe . I got my recipe from Martha Stewart. Being making it for the longest while. It’s our definite Saturday Breakfast. Or when the grandchildren is visiting for the weekend we have French toast on a Sunday morning. Since they arrive on Saturday. I have to include both of my grandchildren in making of the French toast.