Easy French Toast Recipe For One

This fabulous french toast recipe is the best! Learn how to make french toast with a few simple ingredients and two easy steps. With buttery, crisp edges and a soft center, this french toast will surely make your morning special.

A plate of three slices of french toast dusted with powdered sugar being drizzled with maple syrup

Did you know that french toast is my most requested breakfast recipe? I love to ask my readers what recipes they would like to see made into single serving versions and every time I ask, a classic french toast recipe is always at the top of everyone’s list.

French toast is such a simple breakfast to make. Minimal ingredients – minimal effort –  amazing taste.

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Four slices of white bread on a plate next to a tray of a dozen eggs and a red cloth napkin all on a metal tray

Best Type Of Bread To Use

There may be some debate over which bread is the best bread to use to make french toast. You can make it with virtually any type of bread. I love using sourdough and cinnamon-raisin bread but regular sliced sandwich bread; white or wheat works perfectly well too.

This easy recipe is the perfect one to use leftover bread in. Even though the bread may be a day or so past its prime, soaking the bread in the milk mixture magically transforms it.


The ingredients found in this easy french toast recipe are:

  • butter
  • one egg
  • a touch of vanilla
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • milk
  • a tiny bit of sugar

I’ve used whole, skim, and 2% milk in this french toast recipe. I’ve also used soy milk, coconut milk, and almond milk. One of the wonderful things about this breakfast recipe is that you can use many different types of milk with success.

You can also use a sugar substitute in place of the scant 1/8 teaspoon of sugar. Feel free to leave the sugar out altogether if you’d like.

A slice of white bread soaking in milk before making french toast on a metal tray with a tray of a dozen eggs and a red cloth napkin

How To Make French Toast

Here is how to make french toast in two easy steps:

  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Place bread slices, one or two at a time, into the egg mixture and flip to make sure both sides of bread are well-coated.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet or on a griddle. Place bread slices in skillet or on griddle and cook on medium heat until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes.

Serve immediately with extra butter and syrup.

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A stack of two french toast slices on a plate next to a stick of butter and a bowl of watermelon slices all on a metal tray

In addition to making french toast in the skillet or griddle, you might also like trying a baked french toast made with leftover croissants or pastries. This mini french toast casserole is baked in a small baking dish.

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Two french toast slices dusted with powdered sugar on a metal tray with a stick of butter, a bowl of watermelon slices, and a metal container of maple syrup

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French Toast Recipe For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: french toast
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk (use whole, skim, soy, almond, or coconut)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Whisk together the egg and milk in a medium-sized bowl. Add the vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon and whisk until well incorporated.
  • Place bread slices, one or two at a time, into the egg mixture and flip to make sure both sides of bread are well-coated.
  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet or griddle. Place one of both slices of the bread into the skillet and cook slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side. Serve with syrup.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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10 thoughts on “Easy French Toast Recipe For One”

  1. This was delicious! I made it with almond milk and Costco French bread and it turned out amazing for two people. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    This was a great recipe, so quick to make. I just had to add more cinnamon and sugar because I wasn’t serving with syrup

  3. Rosamonde Simone

    5 stars
    Your recipe of ‘french-toast-recipe-for-one’ looks very amazing and so delicious, I love it, thank you for sharing it.

  4. 5 stars
    These were delish! I added some fresh grated nutmeg and they were just like Mom’s! Thanks for the single serve recipes. Can’t wait to try more.

    1. What a compliment! Thanks so much Thammy, I’m so happy you enjoyed the French Toast.
      Have a wonderful week!

  5. 5 stars
    Love your blog! I lived on my own for many years and would have really appreciated your wonderful ideas.
    I often make the British verson of French toast for my toddler (I call it eggy bread!) but I’m wondering if he’d like this sweeter version. I’ll give it a go!
    Thanks for the simple how-to!

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