how to make

Berry Bliss French Toast

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Topped with a delightful cascade of maple syrup and fresh berries, this is the quintessential weekend breakfast. And with its brilliant make-ahead option, it's your go-to for satisfying a hungry group.

Designed to delight both taste buds and convenience, this recipe generously serves 8-10 slices, easily adjustable for smaller gatherings. Explore the user-friendly print-friendly recipe card below for a precise list of ingredients and instructions.


  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp warm honey
  • 1 lb bread such as Challah, Brioche, or Texas Toast
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter to saut← toasts


  1. Slice the bread into 3/4"-thick pieces and preheat the oven to 275˚F / 135 ˚F..
  2. Egg Mixture: In a large bowl, whisk together 6 large eggs, 2 large egg yolks, 1 cup whole milk, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, and 1 Tbsp warm honey until well blended. Transfer to a casserole dish.
  3. Preheat Skillet: Set a large cast-iron or heavy skillet over medium-low heat and melt in 2 Tbsp butter.
  4. Soak Toasts: Dip each bread slice into the egg mixture, allowing them to soak for just 30-40 seconds per side.
  5. Sauté French Toast: Transfer the soaked toasts to the hot buttered skillet and sauté for 3-4 minutes per side until they turn golden brown.
  6. Bake: Transfer the sautéed toasts to a baking sheet and keep them warm in the preheated 275˚F oven while you continue sautéing the remaining toasts. Once all toasts are done, bake them in the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes to set the custard.