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McCormick French Toast

With McCormick French toast, every morning can feel like Christmas morning!

But this isn’t your average French toast recipe. There’s a secret ingredient in there that takes it over the edge.

Homemade French Toast with Berries
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There’s something magical about savoring this rich and fool-proof recipe. It’s happiness in breakfast form.

Get that griddle ready, it’s time to whip up this fantastic McCormick French toast!

McCormick French Toast

It’s golden and crispy on the outside, and creamy like custard on the inside.

Drizzled with a sweet, cinnamon-flavored syrup, this toast is heaven in every bite.

With this easy recipe, you can say goodbye to soggy or burnt French toast!

Today’s the day you’ll learn how to cook the most perfect, restaurant-quality French toast, and it’s not as difficult as you’d imagine it to be.

French Toast with Berries and a Cup of Coffee

Best Bread for French Toast 

Here are some great options for the perfect custard-like French toast.

  • Brioche. It’s my personal favorite because besides being sturdy, it also has a slightly sweet and buttery flavor.
  • Sourdough.  I love how the bread’s tanginess complements the richness of the custard so well.
  • Challah. Challah has a good structure for French toast and a wonderful sweetness. 
  • French bread. It’s in the name! French bread is crusty on the outside with a tender inside.
  • Ciabatta. Ciabatta is thick and hearty and makes for a wonderful crust. Plus, it has a mild tang, similar to sourdough. 
  • Texas toast. With a thick cut, chewy crust, and tender crumb, it’s another great candidate. 

Pro Tip: Be sure the bread is stale and dry. This is why most recipes call for day-old bread. Leaving it out for a day makes bread tough enough to handle some liquid.

French Toast For Breakfast with Berries and a Cup of Coffee


Here’s everything you’ll need for this amazing French toast recipe.

  • Eggs. Be sure they’re at room temperature, so they’ll mix easily with the other custard ingredients. You can also strain them beforehand to remove those stubborn, white lumps. 
  • Milk. Go for full-fat for the fullest flavor. You’ve already decided to make French toast for breakfast, you might as well go all the way! Forget the diet for now.
  • Sugar. A little bit of sweetness goes a long way.
  • Cinnamon extract. To add just that hint of warmth to both the bread and the syrup topping. It gives the regular French toast an extra cozy vibe.
  • Bread. Remember, stick to sturdy and crusty, stale and dry bread.
  • Pancake syrup. It’s the perfect topping!

Tips for Perfect French Toast

The perfect French toast is all about precision. But don’t worry, I have you covered! Follow these easy tips below for success.

  • Chill the custard. If you have the time, chill the custard for 2 hours, giving it time for the flavors to marry.
  • Soak the bread. You’ll want them to absorb that rich and creamy custard to give them flavor. Don’t worry, a good, crusty bread will hold its shape. 
  • Use oil and butter. The butter gives the toast an extra boost of flavor, while the oil keeps it from burning.
  • Preheat the pan. Always place toast in a piping hot pan. Cooking in a cold pan will result in a soggy toast. No one wants soggy toast!
  • Cook over medium-high heat. If you go beyond that, the outside will brown quickly, while the inside remains undercooked. If you go lower, the custard will spread at the bottom of the bread, creating feet.
  • Keep them warm. When making a big batch, it’s important to keep them warm. Place cooked toast in the oven set to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This will keep them warm while you’re pan-frying the rest.

Best Toppings For French Toast

You can’t go wrong with the classic butter and maple syrup. But there are so many other toppings that are just as delicious. Let your creative juices flow!

Here are some fantastic suggestions to get you started. 

  • Fresh fruits and/or berries. Ripe mangoes and peaches, strawberries and blueberries, you name it.
  • Jams, preserves, and marmalades. I won’t pretend to know how each of them differs from each other! All I know is they’re fantastic with French toast.
  • Powdered sugar and butter. This classic won’t disappoint.
  • Toasted nuts. For a lovely crunch. Pick your favorite, or mix and match. 
  • Peanut butter and bananas. Do it a la Elvis. The kids will go bananas over this combo. 
  • Chocolate, peanut butter, or hazelnut spread. It’s a great way to sneak in a little dessert at breakfast
  • Fried egg, ham, sausages, bacon. Who says toppings always have to be sweet? Savory toppings are just as delicious (and a bit more nutritious).

Looking for side dishes that go well with French toast? This list has it all!

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McCormick French Toast



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  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoons McCormick cinnamon extract, divided

  • 4 slices bread

  • 1 cup pancake syrup


  • In a shallow dish or pie plate, whisk together the beaten eggs, milk, sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon extract until well-combined.
  • Dip the bread slices, one by one, in the custard mixture for 30-40 seconds on each side, depending on how thick they are.
  • Grease a non-stick griddle or skillet with butter or baking spray and preheat it over medium-high heat.
  • Pan-fry the bread slices until they’re crisp and golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes each.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together the pancake syrup and the remaining teaspoon of cinnamon extract. Microwave for 30 seconds at medium power. Pour the syrup over the French toast. Enjoy!
McCormick French Toast

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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