Vanilla Honey French Toast

Vanilla Honey French Toast

Over the weekend the Honey and I brought home a little rescue puppy named Mack. His mama was found abandoned on the side of the road, very pregnant, and taken to a high-kill shelter. She and her pups were saved by a local rescue group who raised the puppies and is working to find good homes for all of them. We have fallen in love with our adorable Christmas puppy.

Getting our little guy settled in and house-broken has also meant some early mornings and not-so-restful nights. This vanilla honey French toast is the perfect pick-me-up for sleepy early mornings, such as today, spent waiting cold and bleary-eyed in the dewy grass for Mack to wander across the very perfect spot to go (remind me again why we got the puppy in November?).


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Vanilla Honey French Toast

Vanilla Honey French Toast

  • Author: Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


A delicious Vanilla Honey French Toast recipe that is the perfect pick-me-up for early mornings.


  • 8 slices challah bread (or brioche or thick bread)
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Beat the eggs together with the milk and cream. Add the vanilla, honey and cinnamon and whisk to combine thoroughly.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt half of the butter. Meanwhile, soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture for 5-10 seconds. When the butter begins to shimmer, add the bread to the skillet, leaving space between each piece. Cook for 2-3 minutes, each side, until the toast is golden brown.
  3. Place the cooked pieces of toast on a cookie sheet in the oven to stay warm while cooking the remaining pieces. Serve warm with butter, maple syrup or jam, and fresh berries.
  • Category: Breakfast


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  1. 5.12.18
    K. Nicole Green said:

    This recipe is amazingly addictive! I didn’t even like French Toast before trying this. I’m not a fan of eggs so the notion of something being dipped in egg didn’t sit well with me. Then I tried this one!!! Simply amazing! I’ve made it so many times and cannot get enough. The only thing I did differently was add 1/2 cup of sugar to the batter. Decadent!!! Thank you for sharing!

    • 5.16.18
      Laura said:

      Love it!! Thank you, Nicole!!

  2. 7.12.13
    Tara said:

    I needed a french toast recipe to use up some extra bread after making grilled cheese and this was perfect! I love that it wasn’t overly sweet so my son could eat some too. Next time I may try it with some vanilla beans.

  3. 4.6.13
    Kara said:

    We just finished eating this! Loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • 4.10.13
      Laura said:

      I’m so glad you loved it! It’s one of my very favorites…

  4. 12.4.12

    Congratulations on the new puppy!

    • 12.4.12
      Laura said:

      Thanks! It’s a fun new adventure!

  5. 12.3.12

    i love french toast so much. i have to make this for breakfast asap!

    • 12.4.12
      Laura said:

      I love it too… It’s one of my very favorite breakfasts.

  6. 12.3.12

    Awwww you guys are too sweet to rescue a puppy! And this french toast – to die for! I can definitely wake up to this every morning!

    • 12.4.12
      Laura said:

      Thanks! We make this recipe all too often!

      • 2.10.13
        Tatiana said:

        Is the cream necessary? I have everything but that right now. 🙁

        • 2.10.13
          Laura said:

          Hi Tatiana,

          You could use milk or half-and-half in a pinch… It won’t be quite as rich, but still yummy!

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