Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Vanilla- Brown Sugar French Toast

Mother’s Day is coming! I made my mom breakfast a few days early. She is so lucky! My mom got to eat Vanilla- Brown Sugar French Toast!

I made this french toast with challah bread (one of my favorite breads). After the toast part was finished, I sprinkled strawberries and blueberries on top. And it was amazing and pretty!

I always spill vanilla when I’m pouring it into a measuring spoon. This was the first time I didn’t spill!

That batter is what makes this french toast so good. I <3 french toast batter!

My Mom says she’s going to teach me how to use the tripod so I can take all of the pictures in my posts- like this one. ┬áSince I was in charge of making Mom breakfast, she took photos of the preparation, and I took photos of the final dish.

I have a secret. I LOVE syrup!!! Syrup just has that sweet, maple taste that almost everyone likes. No breakfast dish is complete without fruit either. Fruit is the key to a yummy (and healthy) breakfast. I loved this recipe. The French toast has a slightly crispy crust and flavors of vanilla and brown sugar. ┬áThis recipe is so easy that kids can make it for Mom on Mother’s Day this weekend!

I love my mom. She is always willing to drive me to sports practices and help me do stuff. If the RecipeGirl was not my mom, she would be my dream mom. Thanks for the love and support mom! Without your kitchen advice and skills, I would not be writing!

And even a kid can make an awesome Mother’s Day breakfast for his mom… Like Me!


Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast 2

Vanilla- Brown Sugar French Toast

Yield: 6 to 8 pieces

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Epic French Toast (use Challah bread!)


1 loaf French or Challah bread, sliced into 1-inch slices
2 large eggs
1/2 cup cream (whipping cream or heavy whipping cream)
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
syrup, warmed
berries, for topping (optional)


1. In a low, wide bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.

2. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and let it melt. Dunk the bread slices in the French toast batter- covering both sides- and place them on the heated surface. Cook until golden (about 3 minutes), then flip and cook until golden on the other side too. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.

3. Serve French toast slices topped with berries and syrup. Enjoy!


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14 Responses to “Vanilla- Brown Sugar French Toast”

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    kelley { — May 8, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    This looks delicious. You have an incredible mom and I’m sure she feels the same about you! :)

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    Kristen — May 8, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    So sweet :)

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    Rieneke — May 8, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    I will leave this page open on my laptop screen in the hope my kids will get the hint! It looks really delicious, you are doing a great job! Greetings from the Netherlands!

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    Jackie — May 8, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    I think I might make this for my mom on Mother’s Day, it looks beautiful..oh and delicious! Is there any substitute that could be used for the cream, besides whipping or heavy cream?

    • recipeboy replied: — May 8th, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

      Milk may be substituted, but it won’t be as rich.

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    nessa — May 8, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    Great recipe. Making my mouth water!

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    Natalie — May 9, 2013 @ 4:10 am

    Oh wow! This looks delicious. Too bad I can’t adopt you. ;)

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — May 9, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    Beautiful photos! That french toast looks to die for! Yummy!

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    Karen — May 11, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    Geat recipe, making it know and tastes delicious! Thank you very much!

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    Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon — May 11, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    I came over from Kevin and Amanda’s. This looks delicious and I want to be able to take a photo like the one pouring the syrup.

    Happy Mother’s Day to Mom.

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    Lynnie — May 12, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    My son has agreed to make these for Mum’s day! My 14 year old did the convincing, pleading, begging, being obnoxious until the 22 year old caved! He totally caved haha

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    Janet — May 12, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    The picture of your mom and you is priceless. Thanks for sharing the recipe and great pictures with us! I subscribe to both blogs and I had no idea RecipeGirl was your mom until the other day when she mentioned you were her son on her blog. Your family must eat really well! Love that :)

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    Nathalie C. | Devoted Foodie — August 16, 2014 @ 8:30 pm

    Great recipe–it looks SO good! I love your pictures especially the last 2 shots!

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    Andrea — December 10, 2014 @ 6:12 am

    I made this for my family last year and now it’s a family favorite. I’ve also made it for company and when I visit relatives. Everyone loves it and now it’s the only French Toast I make. Soooo yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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