French Toast with Creamy Maple Syrup Recipe

Enjoy this fluffy French toast any time of day with homemade maple syrup drizzled on top.

May 2018

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    Pair this simple and delicious French toast recipe with freshly made maple syrup.
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Total Hands-On Time: 25 min

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Yield: 6 servings

This delicious dish features freshly made syrup that can be served either hot or cold.


  • 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:

  1. 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:

  1. Whisk together eggs, remaining evaporated milk, remaining vanilla and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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