*Bread: Use thickly sliced day-old bread--any variety you like. *Egg Custard: Eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup. *Butter for pan-frying
In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and a dash of salt together until well combined.
Melt 2 teaspoons of butter in a non-stick skillet.
Dip the bread into the egg custard on each side. Place French Toast in a skillet and pan fry until browned, about 3 minutes.
Flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the opposite side. Remove from skillet and place browned French Toast on a baking sheet.
Place pan-fried French Toast in a 300 degree oven and bake for 10 minutes to finish cooking.
Remove from the oven and serve with maple syrup, butter, and fresh berries.
This recipe is a winner! Finishing this in the oven reduced the sogginess. It retained the crunchiness and didn’t dry it out. My family loved it.