Slice of french toast on a white plate with a tab of butter on top and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Breakfast,  Food

My Take on Martha Stewart’s Recipe for French Toast

This perfect french toast is crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside — with hints of lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla throughout. In all the years I’ve been cooking breakfast, I’ve never been able to perfect the art of making french toast.

It seems simple, whisking the eggs, milk, vanilla together, then letting bread soak for a bit before frying in pan.

But my french toast recipes have always left me with slices that were too “eggy,” almost framed with a fried egg boarder. And sometimes the insides were soggy, even if the outsides were crispy.

I’ve found that with french toast, a few minor details can mean the difference between failure and perfection.

Martha Stewart’s Perfect French Toast recipe is what opened my eyes to how french toast should be prepared. It’s not difficult, nor is it terribly time consuming.

Slice of french toast on a white plate with a tab of butter and drizzle of maple syrup.

What it IS, however, is crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside — with hints of lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla throughout.

Try my apple cinnamon french toast breakfast casserole for another yummy take on this breakfast classic!

How to make Martha Stewart's French toast recipe

Perfect French Toast

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This perfect french toast is crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside — with hints of lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla throughout.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of crusty Italian bread, sliced 1-inch thick
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Instructions

  1. Whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla, lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and salt together.
  2. Set the bread in a single layer in a shallow baking dish.
  3. Pour the liquid over the bread, making sure to coat the top of each piece. Let the bread soak for 5 minutes, then flip the bread.
  4. Heat the butter and canola oil over medium in a large skillet.
  5. Once the butter becomes foamy (about 5 minutes), add the soaked bread in one layer and let it cook for 4 minutes, then flip.
  6. Cook for another 4 minutes, then add additional minutes on each side to make sure it’s evenly golden brown.

Notes

Serve hot with butter and syrup, or a dusting of powdered sugar.

Adapted from Martha Stewart's recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 8g

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Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!

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