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Classic Buttermilk French Toast Recipe

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The buttermilk French toast recipe has everything that you desire, right from eggs to buttermilk. Simple and easy to make, it requires just about 30 to 35 minutes of your precious time and is definitely worth a try.

buttermilk French toast

Buttermilk French toast also goes by the names “eggy toast”, “gypsy toast”, and “poor knights,” among others. Maple syrup perfectly pairs with the homemade buttermilk French toast. You can also use whipped cream and berries as toppings.

To make buttermilk French toast, mix buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Place the single layer of bread on a four-sided sheet pan and pour over the buttermilk mixture.

Let it soak for about 20 minutes. Melt butter in a non-stick skillet and place 4 bread slices. Cook both sides until they turn golden brown and puffy. Then, bake them for about 20 minutes and serve.

To amp up the taste of your French toast, you can use challah bread or any of the similar bread. Here is a list of best substitutes for challah bread.

This is just a brief summary of the recipe. Find the complete recipe below. Also, there are a variety of breakfast recipes that you can try as well. Do check them as well.

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2. Egg Bull’s EyeEggs are one of the best things to have for breakfast. I can’t think of my breakfast without eggs, especially egg bull’s eye. For all the egg lovers, this recipe is a must try.

3. Baileys French ToastBaileys French toast involves the basic French toast recipe with a dash of Baileys Irish cream liqueur. It also has whipping cream, sugar, and eggs. It is a delicious breakfast.

4. Overnight Blueberry French ToastOvernight blueberry French toast is an amazing recipe made of delicious blueberries, eggs, milk, bread, cream cheese, vanilla, maple syrup, sugar, and butter. It is nothing like the traditional French toast recipe.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Buttermilk French Toast?

  • Oven – Bake the bread in preheated oven about 10 minutes until crispy and brown.
  • Baking Pan – Place soaked bread in a baking pan for baking
  • Non-Stick Skillet – Cook bread slices in a non-stick skillet for about 3 minutes until they become golden brown and puffed from both sides.
  • Four-Sided Sheet Pan – Put the bread slices in a four-sided sheet pan containing the buttermilk mixture and let it absorb for about 20 minutes.
  • Bowl – Take a bowl and mix buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and salt in it.
  • Spatula – Cook the bread from the sides until brown and puffed with a spatula.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Buttermilk French Toast?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
20 Minutes15 Minutes35 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Buttermilk French Toast?

  • Buttermilk – Buttermilk is an important ingredient in a recipe as it helps add a lightness and tenderness to the bread.
  • Eggs – Eggs are great for the toast as it will add richness.
  • Unsalted Butter – Melting unsalted butter for a crisper crust.
  • Sugar – Sugar caramelize and changes color relatively quickly to toast.
  • Salt – Salt is also an essential ingredient in making toast as it contributes to the structure and flavor of the bread.
  • Bread Slices – I have used French bread which is enriched with unsalted butter and eggs which will bring out the sweetness to overall recipe.
buttermilk French toast

Steps To Make Buttermilk French Toast

1. Prep The Bread

Take a bowl and mix buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and salt in it. Take a four-sided sheet pan. Put the bread into it, in one layer.

Pour the buttermilk mixture over the bread. Let the bread absorb all of the liquid, turning its sides occasionally for about 20 minutes.

2. Brown The Butter

Place a non-stick skillet over medium-high flame. Add one and a half tablespoons of butter to it and let it melt.

Place 4 bread slices in the skillet. Cook them for about 3 minutes until they become golden brown and puffed from both sides.

Next, place them in a baking pan and put them in a preheated oven (200oF).

Bake them for about 10 minutes. Then, take them out and serve.

Nutritional Information

Calories294 kcal
Carbohydrates 40 g
Protein11 g
Fat12.3 g
Saturated Fat5.8 g
Cholesterol 96.2 mg
Sodium337.4 mg
Potassium492.3 mg
Fiber3.5 g
Sugar22.5 g

How Will Buttermilk French Toast Look And Taste Like?

Buttermilk French toast is easy to make and perfect for brunch! Thick and freshly sliced bread soaked in a buttermilk egg mixture and then cooked to golden perfection with melted butter.

Fluffy on the inside, caramelized on the outside, and a recipe you’ll definitely want to have on hand for any occasion! The buttermilk will add a soft and tasty tang to classic buttermilk French toast. 

French Toast is one of our most favorite breakfasts and makes a regular appearance in our home on weekends. Serve with a pat of butter, syrup, fresh fruit, and for a special treat add whipped cream!

Recipe Card

buttermilk French toast

Buttermilk French Toast Recipe

This buttermilk French toast is golden brown on the outside and fluffy on the inside. An easy brunch recipe to make for a crowd of people. It can be served as a main breakfast course all by itself, or alongside other dishes, such as fresh yogurt with fruits, sausage, bacon and eggs.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 294 kcal

Equipment

Oven
Baking Pan
Non-Stick Skillet
Four-Sided Sheet Pan
Bowl
Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 4 ½ tbsp Divided Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 12 Bread Slices

Instructions
 

  • Take a bowl and mix buttermilk, eggs, sugar, and salt in it.
  • Next, take a four-sided sheet pan. Put the bread into it, in one layer.
  • Pour the buttermilk mixture over the bread. Let the bread absorb all of the liquid. Turn its sides occasionally for about 20 minutes.
  • Place a non-stick skillet over medium-high flame. Add one and a half tablespoons of butter to it and let it melt.
  • Place 4 bread slices in the skillet. Cook them for about 3 minutes until they become golden brown and puffed from both sides.
  • Next, place them in a baking pan and put them in a preheated oven (200oF).
  • Bake them for about 10 minutes. Then, take them out and serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12.3g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 96.2mg | Sodium: 337.4mg | Potassium: 492.3mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 22.5g
Keyword Buttermilk French Toast, Fluffy Buttermilk French Toast, French Toast Recipe
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What can I substitute milk for in French toast?

Instead of using dairy milk, heavy cream, almond milk, soy milk, powdered milk, or any other milk substitute can be used (hint: Light coconut milk would taste great). This is the best option. However, I suspect if you are searching for how to make buttermilk French toast without milk, you probably don’t have these on hand either.

Should French toast be soft or crispy?

The ideal buttermilk French toast is browned and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. It is not dry and it is not soggy.

Why doesn’t my buttermilk French toast get crispy?

It may have been too fresh. This is one of those recipes where stale, dry bread is better. Fresh bread will get too soggy the moment you dip it into your custard. So, give your fresh bread a few hours to a day before using it for buttermilk French toast.

Why is my French toast always soggy?

Buttermilk French toast goes soggy if you’ve used too thin, fresh, and flimsy a slice of bread. Other causes are too much milk in the custard, skim milk, and soaking the bread for too long. French toast will also be soggy if it’s fried at too high a heat, searing the outside and leaving the center underdone.

Conclusion

Serve your buttermilk French toast with pats of butter, syrup and a selection of fresh fruit, bacon and sausages. I would actually say it’s the best way to make French Toast!

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