French Toast with Creamy Maple Syrup Recipe

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Pair this simple and delicious French toast recipe with freshly made maple syrup.
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15 min COOK TIME
10 min PREP TIME
6 servings SERVINGS


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12 slices whole wheat or white bread, divided


  • For Syrup:

    • Combine sugar, 1/2 cup evaporated milk, syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved; remove pan from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and set Creamy Maple Syrup aside.

    For French toast:

    • Whisk together eggs, remaining evaporated milk, remaining vanilla and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
    • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dip 4 slices bread in egg mixture; place in skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bottom side of bread is golden. Flip and cook for 2 additional minutes, or until golden. Remove from skillet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat dipping and skillet methods twice more with remaining butter and remaining bread slices.
    • Serve warm with Creamy Maple Syrup. Refrigerate any leftover syrup for another use.This recipe originally ran in the October 2007 edition of Heart of the Home.

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