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Fabulous French Toast

Father Time French Toast

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Toasted cinnamon custard-bread with syrup.  Yum.  French toast has always been one of our favorites since childhood.  My mom made a deal with me when I was a kid: if I would get up at 6:00am on an occasional school-day morning, she would make french toast if I would help her.  I loved it then, and I love it today.

Here is our Father Time French Toast recipe.  Our kids absolutely love it, as do we.  We usually make a batch or two and then freeze the leftovers to re-toast another day.  It makes for a delicious start to a French Toast Friday or a Syrup Saturday!



  • 1 loaf of Father Time Wonderful Wheat bread, sliced

  • Batter

    • 1 ½ Cups Milk

    • 4 Eggs

    • ½ teaspoon Salt

    • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

    • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla paste or extract

    • 4 Tablespoons Butter, melted

    • 2/3 Cup Whole wheat flour

  • Butter, as needed for the pan

  • Maple Syrup



  1. Start with a loaf of Father Time Wonderful Wheat bread.
    Bread Loaf for Father Time French Toast

  2. Slice the loaf of bread into medium or medium-thick slices.
    Sliced bread for Father Time French Toast

  3. Let the bread slices dry while you assemble the batter. I like to arrange the slices standing-up so that both sides of each slice get exposure to the air to help dry it out.  Drying out the slices will help absorb the liquid batter and keep its structure when wet.
    Drying out bread for Father Time French Toast

  4. Mix the batter. When you add the flour, be sure to mix thoroughly to avoid clumps.  It will also help if you let the batter sit for a few minutes for the flour to absorb some of the liquid and create more viscosity in the batter.  One batter variation that some prefer is to add 2-4 Tablespoons of sugar.  We try to avoid sugar as often as possible, and find that the maple syrup adds plenty of sweetness, but feel free to add the sugar if you prefer a sweeter and more indulgent result. 

  5. Pre-heat the griddle on medium-high heat and prepare the butter on the side that you will need when cooking the french toast.

  6. Assemble each key ingredient (bread slices, batter, and butter) near the griddle.
    Preparing Father Time French Toast

  7. Apply some butter to the griddle to prepare to cook the french toast. Then dip a slice of bread in the batter thoroughly on both sides so that it absorbs plenty of batter, then lift it to let excess batter drip off, and then place on the griddle.  Repeat until the griddle is full.
    Cooking Father Time French Toast

  8. When the first side of each slice is thoroughly cooked and brown, flip and cook on the other side.
    Father Time French Toast

  9. When the second side is thoroughly cooked and brown (which should take less time than the first side), remove each slice and place on a cooling rack to prevent the slices from becoming wet and soggy.
    Cooling Father Time French Toast

  10. A dose of butter when serving never hurts.
    Father Time French Toast with Butter

  11. And don’t forget the maple syrup!
    Father Time French Toast with Syrup

Please let us know what you think of this recipe by commenting below with a comment, review, suggestion, variation, or question. 

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