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Buttermilk French Toast stacked on a white plate with whipped cream and syrup.

Buttermilk French Toast Recipe

Kristy Monroe
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!
5 from 9 votes
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 171 kcal


  • 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.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Buttermilk French Toast