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French Toast with Buttermilk

Buttermilk french toast with blueberries and a strawberry on a plate with a fork.

Why we love french toast with buttermilk

This french toast with buttermilk recipe uses thick bread dipped into a sweet and tangy, creamy egg mixture, slowly toasted to perfection. It’s a simple enough recipe to make any day of the week, but this recipe is perfect for a relaxing Sunday morning.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make it

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How to make buttermilk french toast

Make the buttermilk mixture. Crack 5 eggs into a bowl, add buttermilk, vanilla, sugar and salt. Whisk it together well.

Heat your griddle or frying pan. Bring a greased pan to a medium temperature, if you are using an electric griddle you will want to keep your heat around 275˚F – 300˚F.

Quickly dip each slice of bread into the buttermilk mixture, make sure to coat evenly. I prefer to use a basting brush to brush the mixture evenly onto both sides of the bread, I think it prevents over saturating the bread (which makes the french toast less soggy).

Cook each slice for about 4-5 minutes per side. After cooking both sides, you can place the french toast slices on a baking pan and keep them warm in the oven until you are ready to serve them!

FAQs and tips on making french toast with texas toast

Why doesn’t my French toast get crispy?

The key to avoiding soggy french toast is not to soak it in the egg mixture. A quick dip is all you need. Honestly, I like to use a basting brush to coat the bread so it coats it evenly without allowing it to soak into the bread too much.

What is the ratio of milk to eggs for French toast?

I have found that I like to use 5 eggs per cup of milk. It works perfectly even if you don’t have buttermilk. This recipe turned out great when we used skim milk as well, though the tang of the buttermilk is what really makes this french toast stand out.

Do you cook French toast on high or low?

It is also important to cook french toast slowly, and at a lower heat. If the heat is too high it will cook the egg mixture on the outside too quickly leaving the inside soggy. The slower you cook it, the lighter and crispier the inside of the toast will be.

How do you keep French toast warm and crispy?

Turn your oven to warm and place cooked slices on a baking sheet. It’s a perfect way to keep the toast warm, but as an added bonus the inside of the french toast keeps cooking slightly allowing it to be even more crispy.

Buttermilk french toast on a plate with some blueberries and strawberries.

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French Toast with Buttermilk

This french toast with buttermilk recipe uses thick bread dipped into a sweet and tangy, creamy egg mixture, slowly toasted to perfection. It’s a simple enough recipe to make any day of the week, but this recipe is perfect for a relaxing Sunday morning. 

  • Author: Theresa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 5 eggs

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp kosher salt

  • 1 loaf of Texas toast

Instructions

  1. Whisk eggs with buttermilk, vanilla extract, sugar, and salt.

  2. Heat a greased griddle pan to medium heat.

  3. Quickly dip bread, coat both sides of bread evenly. 

  4. Cook each side for 4-5 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 5.7 g
  • Sodium: 202.7 mg
  • Fat: 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.1 mg

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