French toast is such an easy morning recipe. A few ingredients and little preparation make it a perfect recipe even for kids to make. But this French toast recipe has a little something special. While still crazy easy, it’s got an added ingredient that gives it a built-in sweetness that eliminates the need for syrup!
My secret weapon: sweetened condensed milk. That’s right. Adding condensed milk to the eggs makes for the moistest toast with a sweet cinnamony crisp. I love this recipe.
I start by adding the cinnamon to the condensed milk so that it dissolves evenly into the eggs.
Then I whisk it all together until the eggs take on the color of the cinnamon.
Then I soak each piece of bread in the egg for about 5 or 6 seconds per side. Depending on the thickness of the bread you may have to soak it a little longer. I like using the end pieces as well, which takes a little longer to soak.
Speaking of bread. Brioche also has a natural sweetness that adds to the no-syrup-required of this recipe. I’ve been using the Aldi brand for a few years and it’s the best. You can use any brand that you like but brioche is a must.
The reward is a bomb breakfast that everyone will love!
As always, please rate this recipe and leave a comment. Until next time.
Grace & Peace,
This recipe is literally the best French toast you will ever eat, I promise! And the best part is that it doesn't need syrup. None. Serve it with some fresh fruit and maybe a little whip cream or a dusting of powdered sugar if you're fancy.
- 1 loaf brioche about 16 slices including the end pieces
- 8 eggs
- 2/3 c sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
In a small bowl add condensed milk and cinnamon stir until smooth; this keeps the cinnamon from clumping once added to the eggs
In a wide shallow dish beat eggs, salt, and vanilla
Whisk cinnamon mixture into eggs until yellow is no longer visible
Place griddle over medium heat and add enough butter to coat the surface
Place 2-4 slices of bread into the egg mixture for about 10-15 seconds on each side*
Place soaked bread onto hot griddle and cook through until golden brown on both side, about 3 mins per side**
Repeat until all of the bread has been cooked, serve with fresh fruit or any desired toppings!
* Because brioche is usually sliced thick, it may take a longer to soak than regular white bread. Just don't let it sit for too long on either side or it fall apart.
** Be sure to not over crowd the griddle or they will stick together.