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Close up image of French Toast on plate with maple syrup and strawberries.

Perfect French Toast

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 pieces


This unique French Toast recipe is ideal for a special occasion. Maple syrup and vanilla added to the egg mixture gives the toast superb flavour and texture. A dip in chopped pecans adds a delightful crunch. Enjoy this family favourite!


4 eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 tbsp. pure maple syrup

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

8 slices thick crusty bread

1/2 cup very finely chopped pecans

2 tbsp. butter

2 tsp. icing sugar


1. In a dish, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon.

2. Soak bread in egg mixture to coat well, turning over twice to coat, then dip into pecans.

3. Repeat with remaining bread pieces.

4. Melt 3 tsp. of butter in a skillet over medium heat.

5. Arrange bread in a single layer and cook until lightly browned on both sides. (4-5 minutes per side)

6. Serve immediately with warm maple syrup, fresh berries, chopped pecans.

7. Dust with icing sugar.


A dollop of whip cream may be added with the fresh berries.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 pieces
  • Calories: 406
  • Sugar: 10.1 g
  • Sodium: 369.7 mg
  • Fat: 22.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.4 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 13.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 201.9 mg

Keywords: perfect French toast, breakfast