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A stack of Vanilla Honey French Toast with strawberries and blueberries.

Vanilla Honey French Toast

A recipe for Vanilla Honey French Toast! Thick slices of bread are briefly soaked in a vanilla honey custard and pan-fried until golden.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine N/A
Keyword breakfast, brunch, french toast, honey, vanilla
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Slices


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (118 milliliters) milk
  • 1/2 cup (118 milliliters) heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) honey
  • 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 thick slices bread Challah, Brioche, or Shokupan, 3/4-1 inch (2-2.5 cm) thick
  • 1 tablespoon (15 grams) unsalted butter plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil plus more as needed

Optional Toppings:

  • Whipped cream or butter
  • Honey or maple syrup for drizzling
  • Fresh berries
  • Powdered sugar or cocoa powder for dusting


  • In a large, wide bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter and vegetable oil over medium-low heat.
  • Once the butter is melted and the pan is hot, soak one slice of bread in the egg and milk mixture for about 30 seconds per side.
  • Cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Adjust the heat between medium and low to create a golden color and thoroughly heated bread without burning.
  • Repeat with remaining slices of bread, adding additional butter and vegetable oil to the pan as needed.
  • Serve immediately with additional honey or maple syrup and desired toppings.