French Toast for All

My daughter loves french toast. When she was about 6 years old, she got a kids cookbook for her birthday. I had never successfully made french toast when she asked me if we could give the recipe in her book a try.

I was worried that it wouldn't work out, but she was very encouraging. So I persevered, and we made the recipe. Imagine my delight (and hers, too) when three perfect slices emerged from the pan on the stove. I still remember my feeling of relief (and pride) tha I have managed to master french toast.  Although I do cook a lot, I have certain things that always give me trouble: baking, frozen veggies and, until that day, french toast.

7 years later, I'm an old pro, even breaking out french toast for an early morning school day treat. I've even made it for myself using almond or rice milk and gluten-free bread. Take that difficult recipe....I have triumphed!

French Toast for One


  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup Milk (you can use Rice or Almond Milk instead)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 slices Bread (regular wheat bread, or gluten-free rice bread like Udi's)
  • Butter for cooking


  • In a shallow pie pan, mix all of the ingredients.
  • Heat a flat griddle or pan on high heat.
  • Soak each individual piece of bread until coated in the mixture.
  • Lower the heat to medium, and add a pat of butter to the pan.
  • Once the butter has melted, take one of your soaked pieces of bread to the pan.
  • Cook on each side for about 2 minutes, turning the toast over only once you see the edges of the egg coating beginning to brown.
  • Serve with maple syrup or powdered sugar.

*only the regular bread version is pictured, no gluten-free picture available!