You want the toast? You can’t handle the toast!

Breakfast, brunch or brinner, if you don’t at least have French toast for any of these meals then you’re obviously doing something wrong with your life. So here’s my take on this classic breakfast staple for you to make easily at home.

Serves: 6–8

Large baking dish
Stovetop griddle or electric griddle
Turner or spatula

6–8 slices of thick crusty day old bread
(French bread, Challah, Brioche)
6 eggs
1 ½ cups of half and half
½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
¼ cup of brown sugar
Butter or nonstick spray for the griddle

Optional toppings:
Maple syrup
Powdered sugar
Favorite jam, jelly or marmalade

Step 1: In a large baking dish, combine the eggs, half and half, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla extract with a whisk. Now you’ve got custard.

Step 2: Place the slices of the bread into the large baking dish into the custard. Allow each slice of bread to soak up your custard concoction 20–30 seconds per side. Remember, French toast is supposed to be a bit gooey in the center. If you like dry French toast then you’re a blasphemer. During this time, preheat your griddle at medium heat.

Step 3: Lube up your griddle liberally with butter or nonstick spray. Place two slices of bread on the griddle and cook each side for 2–3 minutes per side. Repeat till all of the bread is cooked.

Step 4: Now place your stack of French toast on a plate, cover with your favorite topping(s), and defend that hill of delicious breakfast delicacy from the hoards that want some for themselves. The slackers.