I loooove french toast, especially the kind that comes from those hole-in-the-wall diners. You know the ones that you are a lil nervous about eating at?  Mainly because it doesn’t look that clean and the staff is rude, but you are starving at 4 am and nothing else is open? That diner french toast never seems to disappoint, which is why I’ve been on a quest for a good french toast recipe for a while.

I stumbled upon an excellent recipe from Taste of Home magazine, tweaked it a bit and now it’s one of my favs!! This french toast is exactly the way I like them to be; buttery golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Serve fresh off the griddle with some creamed butter, powdered sugar, and piping hot butter maple syrup…heaven!!

Diner-Style French Toast


Diner-Style French Toast
Recipe Type: french toast
Author: Divas Can Cook
Serves: Serves 3
  • 6 slices of thick bread ( I like challah or texas toast)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup. milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (plus more if desired)
  • 1/2. t. cinnamon (plus more if desired)
  • 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1-2 T butter (to grease griddle)
  1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk eggs & milk.
  2. In a small bowl mix together cinnamon and vanilla ( I do this separately because it keeps the cinnamon from floating to the top and helps it mix in better.)
  3. Add this mixture to the egg & milk.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and salt.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture and cinnamon mixture into egg mixture. Whisking after each addition.
  6. Heat a griddle and add butter until melted.
  7. Place the bread into the egg mixture for about 4 seconds per side.
  8. Place the dipped bread onto the griddle and cook until both sides are golden brown. About 2- 3 minutes.
  9. Place on a plate, top with a dollop of butter, sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with hot maple syrup.