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Easy french toast recipe with syrup
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Diner-Style Gluten Free French Toast

This really is the Best Ever French Toast! This easy French toast recipe is made up of your favorite gluten-free bread soaked in a subtly sweet cinnamon batter. It’s perfectly fluffy in the middle with a golden and crispy exterior.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Method: Stove Top
Servings: 4
Author: Lexi


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon more as desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 slices bread as desired


  • Whisk together cinnamon mixture, eggs, milk, and vanilla and pour into a shallow container such as a pie plate.
  • Dip bread in egg mixture.
  • In a 10-inch or 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Fry slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side.
  • Continue, adding more butter as needed, until all are cooked.
  • Serve immediately with butter and syrup.
  • Once cooked, French toast is best right away. However, if you do have leftovers, they will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. To reheat, microwave, or warm on the stove to re-crisp.


  • Best bread for French toast: In general, you can really use any type of bread to make French toast! Whether that’s sandwich bread, brioche bread, challah bread, or French bread.
    • For exceptional gluten-free French toast, especially this old-fashioned style, use really good gluten-free bread, since as we know, they aren’t all great. I love using Canyon Bakehouse White Sandwich Bread. Whole Foods has a very good 365 brand gluten-free classic sandwich bread now, too. If you are using bread for this that is very soft and delicate, like brioche bread or traditional white bread, you might want to toast or let the bread dry out first! If the bread is very soft and stays too long in the egg batter, it can start to break apart.
    • The bottom line is, use the bread that works best for you! In an ideal world, the bread wouldn’t be pre-sliced, so that you can make the bread sticks a little bit thicker than traditionally sliced bread is, but that is tricky to find with store-bought gluten-free bread.
    • The key is to use bread that is slightly stale. The drier the bread is, the better it will soak up all that goodness.  The chewier texture stands up better next to the French toast batter for a crispier finish!
    • Bread Thickness: For the diner-style old fashioned French toast, you'll find they actually use classic sandwich bread. With a challah French toast, thick is great. The rule of thumb though, is to go no thinner than half-an-inch thick.