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.

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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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slices of bread stacked on a plate next to eggs

Easy French Toast

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.

French Toast Ingredients

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.

bread soaking in milk for french toast

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How To Make French Toast

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

Step 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.

Step 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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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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For this french toast recipe for one, I use a 10-inch skillet. For best results, use a pan of similar size.

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Single Serving French Toast Recipe

French Toast For One | One Dish Kitchen

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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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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7 thoughts on “Easy French Toast Recipe For One”

  1. 5 stars
    Your recipe of ‘french-toast-recipe-for-one’ looks very amazing and so delicious, I love it, thank you for sharing it.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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