How to Make a French Toast If You Can’t Cook

A good morning makes a great day. But what
makes a good morning? A big serving of hot, tasty, luscious French toast, that’s it!
French toast is easy to cook, but there’s a load of recipes. You can choose your favorite
one after you’ve tried them all. So let’s start with the basics. You’ll need a French baguette, a loaf, or
any white bread. The important thing here is that the bread should be dry. Soft fresh
bread will turn into mush when you dip it into the mixture of eggs and milk.
You can use stale bread or make some toast in a toaster before cooking it.
The recipe seems easy, but you should be careful not to ruin the french toast. You know they’re
well-cooked if they’re golden brown, and soft inside. Kitchen utensils you’ll need:
– toaster (if you’ve got only soft bread) – a bowl for whisking eggs and milk
– a wire whisk or a mixer – a non-stick frying pan If you don’t have a toaster, and the bread
is fresh, don’t panic. You can fry slices of bread on a frying pan with a teaspoon of
vegetable oil or dry them a little in the oven.
You can make French toast savory and have it as a main dish, or sweet and eat it for
dessert. Basic recipe for French toasts
Ingredients: • 4 slices of dry white bread
• 1 egg • ¼ cup of milk
• 1 teaspoon of sugar • a pinch of salt
• a teaspoon of butter for frying Optional:
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon Cooking method:
1. Crack one egg, mix it with the sugar, salt and cinnamon and whisk slightly. Add vanilla
extract and whisk the mixture again. You can finish whisking when all the sugar dissolves.
2. Add the milk and give it a stir. 3. Cut dry bread into pieces no thicker than
1 cm. Put them in a toaster, if the bread is soft.
4. Dip the slices of bread into the mixture, so that they’re coated with it on both sides.
5. Heat a non-stick frying pan, melt a teaspoon of butter, and fry the toast for 1-2 minutes
on each side on low heat. They should get an even, golden-brown color. If the heat is
too high, the toast can burn on the outside and stay wet inside. You can replace regular sugar with powdered
sugar, which will make the preparation of the egg-milk mixture quicker and easier. You
can also replace milk with cream – that’ll make the taste richer, but add extra calories
too. Before serving, put the toast on a paper towel
to soak up the excess fat. So, now that you’ve got the basics of French
toast cooking, you can make the base recipe more complex, or improvise as you like.
Here’re some ideas to make French toast even tastier. French toasts with an egg
This is an awesome idea for breakfast for children. The greatest thing about it is that
it’ll take you less than 10 minutes to cook it.
Ingredients: • 4 slices of dry white bread
• 5 eggs • ¼ cup of milk
• a pinch of salt • a teaspoon of butter or vegetable oil
for frying • a small pinch of black pepper
• tomatoes, cucumbers and fennel for decoration Cooking method:
1. Crack one egg, mix it with salt, and whisk slightly.
2. Add milk and give it a stir. 3. Cut round holes in the bread slices using
a glass. You won’t need the soft parts of bread.
4. Dip the slices of bread into the mixture, so that they’re coated with it and soaked
a bit. 5. Heat a non-stick frying pan, melt a teaspoon
of butter or vegetable oil. Fry the bread slices from one side on low heat for 1-2 minutes.
Turn them upside down and crack a raw egg into each hole. Cover the pan with a lid and
cook the toast for 5 minutes more. 6. Serve hot, decorated with vegetables and
fennel. French toast with bananas If you have a sweet tooth you’ll love this
one. Ingredients:
• 5 slices of dry white bread • 2 eggs
• ¼ cup of milk • 2 bananas
• 3 teaspoons of sugar • 3 tablespoons of butter
• vegetable oil for frying • juice of 1 lemon
• a pinch of salt • scoop of ice-cream or a sprig of mint
for decoration Cooking method:
1. Crack eggs, mix them with salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar, whisk slightly.
2. Add the milk and give it a stir. 3. Cut the dry bread into slices and dip them
into the mixture, so that they’re coated on both sides.
4. Heat a non-stick frying pan with vegetable oil. Fry toasts for 1-2 minutes on each side
on a low fire until they get an even golden-brown color.
5. Take another frying pan and melt the butter with sugar and lemon juice. Heat the mixture
on a low fire till you have a light caramel. 6. Cut bananas into round slices and fry them
in the caramel. When they’re all ready, put them on the French toast and serve at
once. You can decorate toasts with a scoop of ice-cream
or a sprig of mint. French toasts with cheese Ingredients:
• 4 slices of dry white bread • 1 egg
• 1/3 cup of milk • 2 tablespoons of butter
• vegetable oil for frying • 5 ounces of hard cheese
• a pinch of salt Cooking method:
1. Crack eggs, mix them with salt, whisk slightly. 2. Add milk and give it a stir.
3. Cut dry bread into slices and dip them into the mixture, until they’re coated on
both sides. 4. Heat a non-stick frying pan with vegetable
oil. Fry toasts for 1-2 minutes on each side over low heat until they get an even golden-brown
color. 5. Turn toasts upside down again and put a
slice of cheese on each of them. Cook for 15-30 seconds more to let the cheese melt
slightly. It’s hard to believe that cooking French toast
was once just a way to make stale bread seem new again. Now it’s a tasty dish that can
be cooked even if you’re a first-timer in the kitchen. No matter which French toast recipe you choose,
remember that it should be served hot. You can always shake up the taste of sweet toast
with jam, ice-cream, different berry sauces, fruit pieces – fresh or stewed, or mint
leaves. Savory toast can be served with fennel, parsley,
ham, cheese, thin slices of meat, and pretty much anything you can find in the fridge.
French toast is a tasty and simple dish that’ll make a perfect breakfast or lunch. Let your
imagination run wild and see what kind of recipes you can create on your own to enjoy
with your family! Which recipe will you try first? Or maybe
you already have your signature recipe? Let me know down in the comments! Hey, if you learned something new today, then
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100 comments on “How to Make a French Toast If You Can’t Cook”

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  2. Snake9211 says:

    Nice thumbnail

  3. Alex Albis says:

    :O wow now i know

  4. Vankruze says:

    Vegemite + Melted Cheese french toast. If you're not Australian you won't understand!

  5. sami ali says:

    Good morning

  6. Louise Hamilton says:

    that’s the first thing my Grandma taught me how to make.she calls it the basics of survival food😁i love them with orange marmalade

  7. David Ray says:

    Why does it have to be white bread? I always use whole wheat bread, and it tastes just fine.

  8. Wesley Hu says:

    He’s ran out of ideas

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  13. Njimili Charmy Lot Syduan says:

    Breakfast in bed for her 😋

  14. Mingyue Zhang says:

    Wait, 1/4 cup of milk or 1/2??? You said 1/2 but it says 1/4 which one should I follow?

  15. The Warren Family says:

    This guy has the best narration voice on youtube

  16. fidel natividad says:

    I love French toast

  17. Joy Joy says:

    Lol RIP ppl that can't cook.

  18. pampam696969 says:

    sounds good i love french toast and have 3 ways of making it..1 sugar vanilla cinnamonmix..2 egg mixture seasoned with plain salt and pepper or 3. this one has been huge hit in my home kids and adult…mix peanut butter and jelly or syrup together spread light coating on onesgide of a piece of bread then top with another piece to make sammich .. dip into egg milk mixture and fry til golden brown on both sides. optional powdered sugar or fresh fruit or fruit pie filling on top..called pb&i stuffed french toast… the fruit pie filling is also great on plain french toast as well…

  19. judge724 says:

    A non-stick pan? I thought you said in one of your other videos that non stick was bad, and to use cast iron or stainless? You did! And no kind of french toast will stick in cast iron or stainless anyway. Total waste to use non stick. Why do I get the feeling that the only purpose of your channel is to make money? Nothing to do with health because you contradict yourself all the time.

  20. i7Phx says:

    What if I try it with egg butter and suger no milk will it be a Big difference I have no more milk

  21. pampam696969 says:

    i love plain dry toast. then spread light with butter.. i also love to fry my bread(plain not dipped in any mixes) to turn it into toast it taste especially great if ya fry bread in bacon grease. bacon and its grease makes so many things taste better much stuff

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  26. moonlightlovex x says:

    YOU MESSED UP. 1:25 “One half cup of milk.” Video has 1/4 written.

  27. lyn says:

    Just one french toast?

  28. Jaspinder Singh says:

    hi, i am just wondering to know eggless recipe

  29. self discarded king of ruin 72 says:

    The last time I tried to make French toast I burned my tongue in the toaster

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  31. was up says:

    Am i the only one who stared so long to the thumbnail just to find out what's the different between the 2 pics?

  32. Andrea Cruz says:

    I'm high asf and now wanting to make french toast at 11pm lol 😎🌲🌲🌲

  33. Ishan Ali says:

    Waffles > french toast

  34. Marianne Guillien says:

    Arent you sleeping in USA? 🤔 im french and i liked this videobut for my part it s too caloric for the morning otherwise I can eat one toast to taste the recipe 🤔😉👌

  35. Virasman says:

    Good thing it's morning for me

  36. AZanyFriend09 Psychopath says:

    Flip I'm starving now

  37. Apocalpyse Rising Ghost says:

    buy a french toaster and put bread and your done

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  39. Thatmemepersonwholikesmemes says:

    Now I’m a ten year old who knows how to mess up on French toast

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  43. Jo Stallworth says:

    Been making French Toast for years. Never occurred to me that it could be done as a savory dish. Gonna try that next time. Maybe with a mushroom sauce? My favorite FT recipe is oven made with a light brown sugar & almond baked in topping. Family loves it. No syrup needed LOL 😋

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  45. Valarie Young says:

    My grandmother used to make the one with a hole in it but, she called it egg in a basket (;

  46. Galaxy says:

    I didn't even know that I was cooking French toast but now ik wat it's called

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  51. Jan Rod says:

    I can make that keto😂

  52. o says:

    im watching this even though I hate french toast

  53. Fun With Krthu says:

    This taught me Krthu how to cook some easy morning breakfast and how to different shade it.

  54. Alex H says:

    We use a frying pan

  55. beautiful sunlight says:

    Thank you for the recipe. It would help in making yummy French toast as my family love it and almost everyday we eat it in breakfast

  56. EmeliJ Zelaya says:

    I mean french toast is good but im 11.i mean maybe i could try and make french toast

  57. Thankful and Grateful says:

    I don’t understand why you have to toast the bread. I’ve always just used regular white bread.

  58. Silent Butter Bruh says:

    How to make french toast if you can't cook:


  59. eewag1 says:

    We just call it “eggy bread”.

  60. Flash Fire says:


  61. Zach Defender says:

    Uh I will say a cheaper way of making it but regular bread into milk and egg mixed together then put it in cook it in a frying pan it works and it’s still delicious

    Edit: Put not but

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    I like how bright side makes videos every 8 hours

  63. Dracula says:

    bright side : there's a load of recipe's in french toast
    me : get a loaf put it in the toast and wait

  64. Brian Pan says:

    The key to the best French Toast is to add 2 tablespoons of Grand Marnier to the batter and use challah if it's available. If you're under the legal drinking age, you could swap in Fanta but I cannot, nay, will not vouch for this! plus some crispy 🥓🥓🥓 for a delicious meal anytime of the day!

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  66. Alfred Stiegler says:

    Thats the same picture

  67. Koyin Majekodunmi says:

    Thanks I was able to make this with bananas and strawberries and it was amazing 😉

  68. JACQUEZ_TV Pt2 says:

    He 1/2 cup of milk or 1/4 I need help he said both.?

  69. I Share U Watch says:

    Amazing video I love it

  70. Lamar B says:

    Thanks I know how to make French toast and I’m 8

  71. Shahmeer Ali says:


  72. Trayjion Armstead says:

    Nation’s Giant Hamburgers should add these to their menu. 😋🍽💯

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  74. Specky the pig Channal says:


  75. Ivan Novotny says:

    I started and aimed for French toast and ended up with French crouton.

  76. Xpb3 says:

    Who came for the thumbnail?

  77. الخاتم الاسود says:

    👍good 😛

  78. Matty Spikez says:

    If you're reading this I hope you are having a great day!

  79. BroBizzGaming says:

    Wait, Doesn't french toast contain Honey? as a flavor on top of it

  80. Matlhodi Marcia Letimela says:

    Wait, if this is the easy way what's the proper way? I always thought this is how they do it at restaurants 😯

  81. BRIGHT SIDE says:

    Kitchen utensils you’ll need 🥣 0:50
    ❗️ Basic recipe for French toasts 1:18
    French toasts with an egg 🥚 2:56
    French toast with bananas 🍌 4:03
    French toasts with cheese 🧀 5:18

  82. BRIGHT SIDE says:

    Hey there, BrightSiders! What does your breakfast usually consist of?

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  85. Phil Laird says:

    One would assume with 29 million subscribers that you would care enough about your audience to use proper grammar in the title. It should not read "How to Make a French Toast If You Can't Cook" but instead, it should read "How to Make French Toast If You Can't Cook." You're not trying to make a French person or thing toast something. Toast is not the verb but the noun. So remove the letter "a" if you want to make it proper.

  86. Daniel Chase says:

    I make French Toast all the time and you don't need dry bread. Obviously you don't know how to cook. You don't need a toaster.

  87. Jennifer Y Jin says:

  88. Benazir Samoon says:

    I know how to make French toast already. You need eggs, sugar, cardimum, (did I spell that wrong?) Spanish saffron, milk, and of course, bread.

    Syrup is optional.

  89. DatYoutuberWhatsHisName says:

    Someone: what's the differenc in this thumbnail?
    Me: they are exactly the same photo

    Yes I watch uselesstime

  90. Jennifer Ayson says:

    I make french toast for breakfast

  91. CakeBoi says:

    I don't eat french toast. It reminds me of that scene from roadtrip.

  92. Kira Lux says:

    1/2 cup or 1/4 cup? Lol

  93. Christopher Widjaja says:

    Is there are another ingredients to replace milk or cream?

  94. Aurobindo Ghosh says:

    hire a french cook or go to france every day and eat their toast there

  95. Lydia Peters Zollner says:

    My mother in law French toast recipe

    2 eggs

    Milk 1/4-1/3 cup

    A tsp vanilla


    Mix well, and soak the bread on both sides,
    Melt the butter in a skillet, and cook on each side till golden brown.

  96. aneetta sam says:

    French toast with cheese

  97. Twili Vaati says:

    You said 1/2 a cup for the first recipe but it displayed 1/4 cup….?

  98. Amira Fan Club Worldwide says:

    Who made toast today?

  99. Legend Drago 2 says:

    Tip for more views in ur video
    In the thumbnail ,place the same image twince while marking the right one as a better choice

  100. Murna Cash says:

    I love both pancake my

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