Indulge in a cozy breakfast at home with classic French Toast For Two! Slices of buttery brioche bread is soaked in a rich egg mixture then served with maple syrup and fresh fruit.


Pouring maple syrup on top of French toast for two with fresh berries


Lately I’ve been going through my recipe index and filling up any gaps I have with beginner recipes such as waffles for two and small batch pancakes when I realized what was missing.

I have my French toast casserole for two and even French toast sticks but not an actual French Toast For Two.

This classic French toast recipe is the kind everyone grew up with where you dunk stale bread into an egg mixture with cinnamon and vanilla then cook in a frying pan until golden brown and delicious.

Part of me felt silly posting such an easy breakfast recipe, but I also know a lot of you don’t know where to begin scaling down small batch French toast.

I hate wasting food, so the key is getting the right proportion for the egg custard mixture so you don’t have any leftover after dipping your bread.

Then you fry it up so it’s nice and golden brown on the outside while soft and fluffy on the inside.

Serve your homemade French toast with maple syrup, fresh berries, and whipped cream on top.


Two slices of small batch French toast on white plate

Ingredients For French Toast For Two

Here’s what you need to make your small batch French toast:

  • Milk: Use whole milk for the higher fat content (more fat = more richness)
  • Eggs: Helps bind the other ingredients to the bread as well as adds richness
  • Sugar: Adds a bit of sweetness and helps caramelize the bread
  • Cinnamon and vanilla: Gives your French toast batter more depth of flavor
  • Salt: Just a pinch to season the batter
  • Bread: You want to use stale bread. The more dried out, the better it’ll soak up the custard. However, if your bread is still fresh you can dry it out in the oven at 250F for 5-8 minutes.

To make this French toast recipe for one, you can easily cut the ingredients in half.

What is the best bread for French toast?

Not all bread are created equal when it comes to making homemade French toast!

Ideally the best bread for French toast is thick brioche, preferably a loaf where you can cut it into 3/4 inch slices.

That way the thick slices can soak up the egg mixture without getting too soggy.

However, not everyone will have that available so you can use pre-sliced Brioche, challah, French bread, or even regular sandwich bread.

Please note if you do use a thin bread like sandwich bread, you don’t want to soak it too long or it’ll make soggy French toast.


Making brioche French toast

How To Make French Toast For Two

Ready to start making your Brioche French toast? Here’s how to make French toast toast recipe for 2:

  1. Whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt until fully combined. It’s important the eggs are beaten well so you don’t have egg whites cooking on the outside of your toast.
  2. Dip bread into egg mixture, letting it soak for about 30-60 seconds each side.
  3. Cook bread in hot skillet until golden brown on one side then flip and finish cooking the other side.

Store leftover French toast in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Reheat in toaster or oven.


Two slices Brioche French toast stacked on a white plate

What To Serve With French Toast

The best thing about this French toast recipe for 2 is it’s a blank canvas for almost any topping you’d like!

Go classic with butter and maple syrup then add fresh fruit with strawberry sauce or blueberry jam.

Or make your morning a little sweeter with chocolate whipped cream or peanut butter whipped cream then drizzle with hot fudge sauce.


Homemade French Toast with butter, maple syrup, and fresh berries

French Toast For Two FAQ

Can I make French toast ahead of time and reheat it?

Yes, you can make French toast ahead of time and reheat in a toaster.

How do I prevent my French toast from getting soggy?

The key to preventing soggy French toast is not to soak your bread too long. Thinner slices should take about 30 seconds each side while thicker slices may need up to 60 seconds.

Can I use non dairy milk to make French toast?

Yes, you can use soy milk, almond milk, or even coconut milk.

More Breakfast For Two Recipes

Enjoyed your brioche French toast? Check out these other breakfast for two recipes:

Pouring maple syrup on top of French toast for two with fresh berries

French Toast For Two

Yield: 4 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Indulge in a cozy breakfast at home with classic French Toast For Two! Slices of buttery brioche bread is soaked in a rich egg mixture then served with maple syrup and fresh fruit.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 slices stale thick Brioche bread (can also use challah, French, or sandwich bread)
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Optional: If your bread isn't dry and stale, preheat oven to 250F. Place bread in a single layer on a baking sheet then bake 5-10 minutes or until dry. Cool completely.
  2. In a shallow bowl or baking dish, whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray then heat over medium-high heat until hot.
  4. Dip one side of bread into egg mixture and soak for 30 seconds if using thin bread or 60 seconds if using thick bread. Flip and soak the other side another 30-60 seconds. Do not let it soak longer or it'll risk getting soggy
  5. Immediately add soaked bread to hot skillet (it should sizzle). Turn the heat down to low then cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Flip then cook another 1 minute or until golden brown.
  6. Repeat with remaining bread, working with 1 slice at a time. If skillet gets too dry, use more cooking spray.

    Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Notes

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