National French Toast Day

French Toast Wedge

While visiting Hawaii, we were treated to French Toast prepared in a variety of ways. There was Pineapple French Toast, Chocolate French Toast, and Traditional French Toast. And yet, I saw nothing “traditional” about it. (Just an observation; not a criticism.)

They had baked the bread dough on a pie plate. A wedge-shaped slice was a serving, rather than a standard bread slice. I enjoyed it with 100% maple syrup, which provided plenty of tradition for me!

Plain French Toast

We looked at Cranberry Orange French Toast a few days before Thanksgiving, so today I thought we’d present the traditional version. French Toast is truly Super Simple and takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish. Try it with your favorite bread varieties, including raisin bread! Or halve crescent rolls or croissants in place of bread. Go full-out holiday style and dip your bread slices in your adults-only eggnog. Or turn a Thanksgiving leftover, such as banana or cranberry nut bread into French Toast, and you just may find yourself saying, “Ooooh-la-la!”

Super Simple French Toast

For every 2 slices of bread:

1 lg egg

¼ c milk or half-and-half

½ tsp ground cinnamon and/or ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

Pinch of sea salt


Whisk together everything except your bread and butter in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Place bread slices in mixture one at a time, turning over to soak both sides. Cook in large skillet in butter over med heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Serve hot with your choice of toppings, such as softened butter, pure maple syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar (or monk fruit), berries, sliced fruit, or brown sugar.

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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