Easy French Toast With Warm Berry Syrup

4 Servings
18 min

Easy French Toast is a classic breakfast recipe made by dipping thick slices of French bread (or an Italian brioche) into a vanilla-flavored egg custard and frying until toasty and crisp. Properly cooked, the bread remains soft and custardy on the inside and is a nice golden brown on the outside.

Drizzle this Easy French Toast with a simple homemade warm berry syrup and you have yourself a delicious breakfast treat! Keep reading for the recipe and my tips on making the perfect French Toast at home.

How to Make Warm Berry Syrup

Of course, French Toast is always tasty drizzled with maple syrup, but I love mine served with this super EASY Warm Berry Syrup. All it takes is THREE ingredients!

  1. Berry preserves (any flavor)
  2. Maple syrup
  3. Fresh berries (for example, blueberry preserves with fresh blueberries, strawberry preserves with fresh strawberries, etc.)

Put all the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low until the preserves have melted. Keep the berry syrup warm over low heat until ready to serve, then drizzle over French Toast. Easy and delicious!

I use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar to sweeten the egg custard in this recipe because it dissolves better and doesn’t leave a grainy texture on the bread.

If you like more maple flavor, cut the amount of powdered sugar in half and add a couple tablespoons maple syrup to the egg custard.

Easy French Toast With Warm Berry Syrup
Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 8 Minutes Total time: 18 min
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  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 3/4-inch-thick slices French bread*
  • 3/4 cup berry preserves
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries (optional)

Heat berry preserves with cup maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until melted. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve.
Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, powdered sugar, and salt in a shallow baking dish.
Dip bread slices in the egg custard, turning to coat all sides.
Heat a large non-stick griddle or skillet over medium heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray and add soaked bread - work in batches if needed.
Cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned.
Serve immediately with warm maple berry syrup.
  • * You can substitute sourdough or a dense Italian bread (like a brioche) for the French bread.
  • For more maple flavor, cut the amount of powdered sugar in half and add a couple tablespoons maple syrup to the egg custard.
Sheila @ Life, Love, and Good Food
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