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The BEST French Toast!

I'm not one to usually make recipes that claim to be "the best" version of it because it's so subjective. What makes something the best pizza to one person makes it the worst to another.  I had been craving French toast for about a week so I searched and found this Best French Toast recipe on Taste of Home. 

I pinned it and a few from other sources but I kept going back to the "Best" recipe. I hit the store for half and half since I don't keep it on hand and while I was there grabbed a nice brioche loaf that was pre-sliced. 

I didn't make any changes to the recipe, just slight variations. I used vanilla bean paste extract and freshly grated the nutmeg, which I didn't really measure.

My skillet will hold 4 slices at a time and cooked them up to golden brown perfection. I loved the spices and how the brown sugar gave them sort of a caramel-y flavor.  I served the French toast with butter and a drizzle of real New Hampshire maple syrup. 

Thank you so much to Audrey R. for sharing her recipe, it definitely lives up to the title of the best French toast!

The Best French Toast

The Best French Toast
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste Extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 slices day-old brioche bread (1 inch thick)
  • Optional toppings: Butter, maple syrup, fresh berries, whipped cream and confectioners' sugar


  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the first 7 ingredients. Preheat a greased griddle over medium heat.
  2. Dip bread into egg mixture, letting it soak 5 seconds on each side. Cook on griddle until golden brown on both sides. Serve with toppings as desired.

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