What You Need:
1 loaf of French bread (Vienna bread is tasty with this recipe as well) cut in 1/2 inch slices
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
4 beaten eggs
Cinnamon sugar spice, fresh fruit, and pure maple syrup for finishing – OPTIONAL (but truthfully, makes a huge difference!)
1. Heat skillet to medium-high heat.
2. In a shallow bowl combine beaten eggs, whole milk, vanilla extract and sugar. Dip bread slices into egg mixture and allow a few moments to absorb the mixture on both sides of each slice.
3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on a hot skillet and begin your first batch of bread slices. 2-3 minutes on each slice of bread until golden.
4. Repeat step 3 with remaining butter and bread slices.
While warm spread softened butter on French toast. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar and serve with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit.