Elevate your weekend breakfast or brunch with a fabulous French Toast Breakfast Board that the whole family will enjoy!
When the holidays roll around, I pull out all my favorite boards to create delicious food creations for my family and friends.
This charcuterie breakfast board is the perfect one to make this weekend. Fill it with all of the toppings and different syrups. Round it out with some savory bacon soft-boiled eggs for the perfect brunch idea.
This recipe is so simple to make! It has a crispy, golden exterior and fluffy interior. I top mine with powdered sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, and fresh fruit.
So let me show you how to make the french toast for this board.
How to Make the Best French Toast
What kind of bread should you use for French toast? The key to great Classic French Toast is using the right bread. To me, the best bread is thick slices of a good challah or brioche loaf, but soft, thick white bread works well, too.
First beat 4 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup of sugar, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl until well combined and fluffy. Whisk in 1 and 1/2 cups of whole milk then transfer the egg mixture to a shallow dish or pan.
Next, dip the thick bread slices in the egg mixture and let soak on each side for a few minutes, until well saturated but not too soggy. When transferring the soaked bread to the skillet for cooking, be sure to let any excess egg mixture drip back into the shallow dish.
Cook the bread slices over medium heat in a nonstick pan lightly coated with butter until golden brown on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side.
Transfer the cooked French toast to a baking sheet in a 250°F warming oven to keep warm while you cook the remaining soaked bread slices.
Let's put together our breakfast board
Load all your french toast pieces in the center of the board. Surround it with fresh fruit and jars of maple syrup, honey, and powdered sugar.
Now, let everyone graze at their leisure!
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- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 and 1/2 cups milk
- 8 slices brioche or thick bread
- Beat eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl until well combined and slightly fluffy. Whisk in milk and then transfer the egg mixture to a shallow dish.
- Dip the bread slices in the egg mixture and let soak on each side for a few minutes until well saturated.
- Drain the excess egg mixture back into the shallow dish.
Cook the soaked bread slices on a lightly buttered skillet over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side.
- Transfer the cooked French toast to a baking sheet in a 250°F warming oven to keep warm while you cook the remaining soaked bread slices.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 366mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 10g