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White plate filled with 2 slices of french toast with butter and syrup with bacon slices on white plate.

French Toast

Let no food go to waste, as you use a stale baguette and make my homemade french toast recipe in under a half hour. This family-favorite breakfast is sure to be a new favorite.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 136kcal
Author Katie


  • Stove Top


  • Foot Long Baguette
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar for topping
  • 4 tablespoon Butter for topping
  • Maple Syrup for serving


  • Preheat a griddle pan on medium-low and spray generously with cooking spray.
  • While the pan is heating up combine the egg, half and half, cinnamon, and vanilla extract in a shallow plate/bowl. Whisk together until fully incorporated.
  • Cut the baguette into 1-½ to 2 inch pieces. Place a few pieces in the milk mixture and let sit for a few seconds. Turn over the baguette and let it sit for an additional 5 seconds.
  • Add soaked baguette pieces to the hot pan and cook on medium-high for a few minutes or until the pan side down is browned but not burnt. Turn them over and repeat for an additional minute or two.
  • Plate the french toast and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of the dish. Add a pat of butter and serve with syrup if desired.


  • Crispy French Toast - Use 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil per batch of french toast you fry. This will give the crispiest outside with keeping the center soft!
  • No Stale Bread? If you don't have stale bread, simply slice the baguette into 1-inch thick slices and let sit out on the counter 30-60 minutes until it starts to harden up. Note: you will not need to soak the bread as long if it isn't stale.


Serving: 1c | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg