Buttermilk French Toast that’s easy to make and perfect for brunch! Thick, freshly sliced bread soaked in a vanilla buttermilk egg mixture, then cooked to golden perfection with melted butter. Fluffy on the inside, caramelized on the outside, and a recipe you’ll definitely want to have on hand for any occasion!
Can You Use Buttermilk for French Toast? Yes!
If you have leftover buttermilk, then french toast is a great way to use it. And even if you don’t, the delicious taste of buttermilk in french toast is unlike any other! It’s definitely worth getting buttermilk just for this french toast recipe. Unbelievably easy and delicious, every bite is melt-in-your-mouth goodness!
Thick-Sliced Bread – Almost any type of bread will work for this recipe! Brioche, french bread, challah, Texas toast, white, or whole wheat are all great options. While a thick-sliced loaf is delicious, regular sliced works great, too!
Eggs – Whisked eggs are definitely a staple in french toast recipes!
Buttermilk – The buttermilk in this recipe adds a tangy, hearty taste that’s like any other. It gives the french toast depth of flavor and really takes it to another level!
Vanilla Extract – Warm vanilla adds so much flavor.
Sugar – A small amount of sugar results in the perfect level of sweetness!
Butter – Unsalted butter keeps the thick slices of bread from sticking to the pan. However, any type of oil should work, too!
How to Make Buttermilk French ToasT
Making Buttermilk French Toast is so easy! Here are instructions for how to whip it up:
- Whisk or stir together vanilla, eggs, buttermilk, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
- Soak each slice of bread in a shallow dish.
- Cook on a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat on each side until golden brown.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for a few minutes!
The BEST French Toast Toppings
One of the best parts about french toast is the toppings! Here are a few ideas to take your French Toast to the next level:
- Whipped Cream
- Fresh Berries (Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries)
- Whipped Mascarpone
- Powdered Sugar
- Lemon Zest
- Maple Syrup
- Sliced Bananas
How to Store Buttermilk French Toast
To store, let the french toast cool. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days! It can also be frozen for up to 2 months.
To reheat, let the slices thaw in the refrigerator the night before (if frozen). Then simply heat it up for about 30 seconds to 1 minute in the microwave!
The BEST Recipe for Any Brunch Occasion!
This Buttermilk French Toast recipe is truly a crowd favorite. Whether you’re having a brunch gathering, an everyday breakfast that’s inspired and delicious, or even breakfast for dinner (always a good idea), this is a great recipe that’s perfect for any occasion!
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Buttermilk French Toast Recipe
- 1 Skillet
- 2 Baking Sheets
- 1 Wire Rack
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 large eggs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 8 slices bread 1/2" – 3/4" thick
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vanilla, eggs, sugar, and salt.
- Transfer the mixture to a pie pan or wide rim shallow bowl. Place a wire rack one of the baking sheets.
- Soak each piece of bread for 30 seconds on each side, then transfer to the baking sheet.
- Let rest for 2 minutes.
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Cook the slices of bread for about 2 minutes on each side (adding butter as needed to prevent sticking), then transfer to the other baking sheet.
- Once full, place the baking sheet in the oven for about 4-5 minutes.