Saturday Morning French Toast by Jen Robinson

By February 9, 2021Recipe of the Week

Saturday Morning French Toast by Jen Robinson


Our family is a breakfast family. I have to admit, I did not always have a love for breakfast. Growing up, my breakfast staple was a big bowl of Cocoa Wheats with a generous spoon of sugar. Cocoa Wheats was practically a love language for me as a kid. And while you can still find Cocoa Wheats in my pantry to this day, I have broadened my breakfast palate horizons over the years. But the one recipe that stands above the rest – in my family’s humble opinion – is french toast.

Whether it’s the vanilla, the cream, or the cinnamon (or everything!), french toast is the stuff breakfast dreams are made of and what Saturday mornings are made for. Definitely an indulging treat first thing in the morning! It’s warm and comforting and perfect when waking up on a chilly day. If you do happen to feel a little guilty for catering to your sweet tooth, just add some fresh fruit! That’s my idea of a balanced meal!


6 eggs, beaten

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 cups half & half

3 teaspoons cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon honey

1 loaf sliced brioche bread

1 stick of butter, cut into tablespoons

Store bought maple syrup

Powdered sugar

Fresh fruit (I recommend blueberries and banana slices)



Heat up a skillet over medium-high heat. Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add vanilla, half & half, cinnamon, salt, and honey. Whisk until all ingredients are fully combined. Melt one tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Place a slice of bread in the egg & cream mixture. Soak bread on both sides for 10-15 seconds. Place the bread in the skillet. Cook on both sides until golden brown, about 8 minutes per side. Repeat steps with remaining slices of bread. Serve with warm syrup, a dusting of powdered sugar, and fresh fruit.

It may be called Saturday Morning French Toast, but it tastes just as good any other day too! Enjoy!