This French Toast with Blueberry Sauce is an easy recipe for both weekend and weekday mornings. It costs just $4.73 to make and 79¢ per serving.
Brinner, it’s what’s for dinner! Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Kids and adults of all ages love it. And so do we! It’s a quick and easy meal with no complaining. YASSSS! The best part of this meal is that you are really getting two meals out of one.
When you make our 1 hour French Bread earlier in the week, save a loaf for this french toast recipe. How great is that? Meal planning done right! Keep scrolling so you can see just how easy it is to make french toast.
FRENCH TOAST QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
Why is my french toast soggy?
It could be due to the bread not being old enough. French bread that is a few days old makes the best french toast as it is harder so it does not soak up the egg mixture and become soggy. It could also be due to your bread being sliced too thin. French toast is best when it is ¾” to 1” thick.
Why is it called French toast?
If you have ever wondered why it is called French toast, check out Wonderopolis for everything you ever wanted to know! In France, they call it “pain perdu,” which means lost bread. They used stale bread with the egg and milk mixture to use up bread that otherwise would have been thrown away.
How do you keep french toast warm and crispy?
There are ways to keep the toast warm. The first method is to preheat your oven to its lowest temperature, which is typically about 150 degrees, you can then place them on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Be sure to not stack them as that may flatten the pieces. The second method is to use your crockpot. Set it to the warm setting and place the french toast on its side, ensuring you do not stack them on top of each other.
How to Make this Easy French Bread Recipe:
First, make our 1-Hour French bread and then stir the ingredients together to make the french bread mixture. After slicing the french bread, dip each piece into the french bread mixture and then cook it on both sides on a griddle. That’s it! Enjoy this super easy french bread recipe.
How to get the kids involved with this recipe:
- Ages 2-3: Have them help you whisk all of the custard ingredients together.
- Ages 4-5: Teach them how to measure the milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Have them help you dredge the pieces of bread into the custard mixture.
- Ages 6-8: Teach them how to crack eggs (remember to crack them in a separate bowl!). Show them how to safely cut bread into slices using a serrated bread knife.
- Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
- Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
Discover why we love getting the kids involved in the kitchen and more tips in our How to Get Kids Involved In Cooking article.
The flavor and Recipe Variations:
- You can easily mix this up with some berries, bananas, or homemade whipped cream, or some delicious buttermilk syrup.
- In the blueberry sauce recipe below, you can use strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc instead of blueberries.
- During the Fall and holidays, I like to use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon.
- If you’re feeling super decadent, then use heavy cream or half-and-half instead of whole milk.
What to Serve with Easy French Toast:
- You can quickly add some eggs and bacon or sausage with some fresh fruit for a great brinner everyone will love.
How long is this good for:
- Serve: You can keep French Toast at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
- Store: Leftovers can be placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. We like to reheat slices in the toaster oven to get that nice, crisp exterior again!
- Freeze: Place cooled slices of French toast on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the freezer. Freeze until the slices are frozen-solid, about 1-2 hours. Then, place the frozen slices in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. Stored this way, they will keep for 2 months in the freezer.
HOW TO REHEAT FROZEN FRENCH TOAST:
- IN THE TOASTER: Place frozen slices directly into the toaster. Toast on 2-3 cycles, or until hot and crisp.
- IN THE OVEN: Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 375 degrees F. Place the frozen slices of French Toast on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until hot and crisp.
How much will this Easy French Toast cost:
RECIPE COST: $4.73
COST PER SERVING: $0.79
RECIPE COST WITHOUT BLUEBERRY SAUCE: $2.76
PRICE PER SERVING WITHOUT BLUEBERRY SAUCE: $0.46
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- 1 large French bread loaf – $0.95
- 6 large eggs – $0.60
- ½ cup whole milk – $0.07
- ¼ cup granulated sugar – $0.06
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon – $0.10
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – $0.68
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter – $0.30
BLUEBERRY SAUCE ($1.97):
- 1 ½ cups blueberries (7.8 ozs) – $1.88
- ½ cup water – $0.00
- ¼ cup granulated sugar – $0.06
- 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch – $0.03
French Toast with Blueberry Sauce
- deep-dish pie plate OR square baking dish
- large skillet OR griddle
- baking sheet
- wire rack
- 6 large eggs
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
FOR THE TOAST & PAN:
- 1 large French bread loaf cut into 12 slices
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1 ½ cups blueberries fresh or frozen*, divided
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 Tablespoon of water
FOR SERVING (optional):
- Sifted powdered sugar
- Maple syrup
MAKE CUSTARD MIXTURE:
- In a deep-dish pie pan or square baking dish, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Before you dredge the bread slices, preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
DREDGE BREAD SLICES:
- Place the bread slices into the custard mixture and let them sit for 1 minute per side.
COOK THE FRENCH TOAST:
- Cook each slice for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown on each side.
KEEP THE TOAST WARM:
- Place a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet and heat the oven to 275 degrees As slices of French toast finish cooking, place them in the baking sheet inside the oven until you are ready to serve.
MAKE BLUEBERRY SAUCE:
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add ¾ cup of blueberries, water, and sugar. Once the mixture starts to bubble, add in the dissolved cornstarch mixture and bring the mixture to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes. The sauce will be thickened.
- Take the saucepan off of the heat and stir in the remaining blueberries. Let the sauce sit for 5 minutes before serving (the sauce will thicken even more as it cools).
- Top slices with the blueberry sauce, and sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with maple syrup (both optional).
Thaw frozen berries before making the recipe.
If I use frozen blueberries when making the sauce, I like using the smaller wild blueberries, but any blueberry will do for this recipe!