Grandpa’s Almond French Toast

French Toast was one of my grandfather’s favorite breakfast dishes so this recipe always brings back fond memories for me. Grandpa’s Almond French Toast is also one of the very first recipes I ever learned as a child. There’s something so simple but decadent about French Toast that conjures images of lazy Sunday brunches and sunny skies. This easy French Toast recipe is great for parents and kids to make together and create a whole new generation of memories.

Makes 8 to 10 Slices


3 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon almond essence

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

8 to 10 slices thick white bread

4 tablespoons butter

Large handful of almond slivers (optional)

Maple syrup (optional)

Fresh berries for garnish


In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until the yolks and whites are thoroughly blended and frothy. Add the milk and whisk again briefly.

Add the salt, sugar, both essences and mix thoroughly. Lay out the bread slices.

Heat a large non-stick pan on medium high heat; add 1 tablespoon of butter and swirl in pan until the bottom is evenly coated. Dredge 2 slices of the bread in the egg mixture one at a time then place on the pan. Allow the first side to cook for approximately 1 minute until golden brown; flip over and let the other side cook for another minute or so until golden as well. Arrange on a serving plate.

Repeat previous 2 steps until all the bread has been cooked. Garnish with almond slivers and any syrup or fresh fruits of your choice.