Basic French Toast


Basic French Toast
Basic French Toast

Basic French Toast


1 egg

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp vanilla

2 slices day-old or stale bread


Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a square 6”x8” pan.  Lay bread in egg mixture and let rest for 10-15 minutes, flipping once, to allow the bread to soak up the liquid.

Heat skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.

Transfer bread slices to pan and cook, flipping once, until bread reaches desired brownness, 3-4 minutes per side.  Remove to plate.

Top French toast with fruit, jam or syrup, if desired, and serve immediately.


1 serving, 300 calories (French toast only)

Hack:  This recipe can be doubled or tripled for multiple servings and frozen for up to 3 months.  Lay cooked french toast on a baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen.  Wrap toast tightly and store in the freezer.  To reheat,  microwave, covered with a damp paper towel, for 15-second intervals until hot.  Alternately, warm in the oven for 8-10 minutes or pop in the toaster.



Easy Homemade Croutons

These easy homemade croutons are way better than store-bought and they toast up quickly in a skillet! Serve them over salads or in soup!

Easy Homemade Croutons

Easy Homemade Croutons

Course Salad
Servings 5
Calories 80 kcal


  • 2-3 bread slices, day-old or stale
  • tbsp butter


  • Cut bread into ½“ cubes (about 1½ cups).
  • Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Continue to cook, tossing frequently, until golden brown. Remove from heat.
  • Hack: Jazz up your croutons by adding ⅛ tsp of spice to melted butter. Use garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning or whatever spice you desire!
  • Hack: Croutons can be stored, tightly covered, for 10 days at room temperature or frozen for up to 6 months.
Keyword croutons, easy, fast and easy, homemade, quick and easy, salad, stale bread, vegetarian

While most consider croutons to be just a crunchy treat, they actually have some nutritional benefits!

Suggestion:  Use these croutons to dress up your Brussels sprout Caesar salad or garden-fresh tomato soup!

Day-old or stale Simple White Bread, or Oatmeal Honey Sandwich Rolls would make great croutons!

Easy Classic Bread Pudding

Who doesn’t love freshly made easy classic bread pudding? It comes together quickly, can be assembled up to 12 hours in advance and is inexpensive to make.

Easy Classic Bread Pudding

Easy Classic Bread Pudding

Course Dessert
Servings 3
Calories 260 kcal


  • 2 cups loosely packed cups sturdy bread, cut into cubes (2-3 slices)
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp vanilla


  • Toss bread and raisins in an greased oven-safe 4 cup casserole.
  • In a small bowl, mix butter, egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour over bread and toss to combine.
  • Bake at 350℉ for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean (with an internal temp of 160℉)
  • Serve warm or cold.
  • Hack: Any type of sturdy, plain bread can be used for bread pudding. Stale bread works as well but wait at least 30 minutes to bake so the liquid can soften the bread.
  • Hack: Assembled bread pudding can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours before baking.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
Keyword baked dessert, bread casserole, bread pudding, buffet, day-old bread, dessert, egg casserole, raisins, stale bread, vegetarian

Did you know?  Bread is one of the most widely consumed food in the world and bread pudding evolved as a way to use up the stale scraps.  Check out more fun facts here.

Suggestion:  Drizzle this delicious dessert with some homemade caramel or vanilla dessert sauce!


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