recipe

This recipe is less fussy AND less messy than your typical French toast recipe.

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 40 minutes
yield
  • Serves 4

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Gather Cooking Equipment

Measuring spoons
Liquid measuring cup
Butter knife
Small microwave-safe bowl and plate
Rimmed baking sheet
Large bowl
Whisk
Oven mitts

Prepare Ingredients

Vegetable oil spray
3
large eggs
1 tablespoon
vanilla extract
2 teaspoons
packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon
salt
1 cup
milk
2 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled
8 slices
hearty white sandwich bread
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

HEAT AND GREASE: Adjust 1 oven rack to lowest position and second rack 5 to 6 inches from broiler element. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Spray baking sheet well with vegetable oil spray.

 
2
 
3
large eggs
1 tablespoon
vanilla extract
2 teaspoons
packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon
salt
1 cup
milk
2 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted and cooled

WHISK: In large bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt until well combined and sugar is dissolved, about 30 seconds. Add milk and melted butter and whisk until combined.

 
3
 

POUR: Pour egg mixture into greased baking sheet.

 
4
 
8 slices
hearty white sandwich bread

SOAK: Place bread slices in 2 rows on baking sheet. Working quickly, flip each slice in same order you placed them on baking sheet. Let bread sit until slices absorb custard, about 1 minute.

 
5
 

BAKE: Bake on lower rack until bottoms of slices are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

 
6
 

BROIL: Use oven mitts to transfer baking sheet to upper rack and heat broiler. Broil until tops of slices are golden brown, 1 to 4 minutes (watch carefully to prevent burning!).