If you want to avoid having leftovers after breakfast, then you’ll need to know how to make French toast for one.
Today, we’ll show you how to make a suitable serving size with a few simple steps.
Basically, the main things you need are a batter to coat your bread with and a well-prepped pan. Then, you’ll be ready to serve your breakfast for one in no time.
Let’s dive right into it!
French toast is always a pleasant meal, but leftovers, in general, aren’t the healthiest option. Plus, nothing will beat the taste of a fresh batch.
That’s why it would be best to cook a portion (two slices) that you can easily finish in one sitting.
For this recipe, you’ll need the ingredients below:
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon of sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 slices of thick bread
- 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon of butter
Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the step-by-step guide to making your French toast for one:
The first thing you’re going to do is create the batter for your French toast. This is going to give your bread that sweet and tasty flavor.
- Crack your egg on a pie plate or any wide, shallow bowl.
- Beat the egg slightly before pouring the milk into the plate.
- Next, add the vanilla extract and sugar.
- Then, put in some salt and cinnamon.
- Combine the ingredients well until they’re thoroughly mixed.
After making the batter, you’ll need to dip each slice into the mixture one at a time. You can also use a spoon to push and completely submerge the bread in the batter.
Remember to flip them to ensure that both sides are well-coated. For better results, let the slices of bread soak in the batter for 30 seconds or longer.
If you need to cut the loaf, you might be wondering how thick the bread should be.
In most cases, 3/4 to 1-inch thickness is a safe place to start. This helps your bread to soak in more batter without breaking apart easily.
While your bread is soaking in the mixture, start preparing your frying pan. You can also use a 10-inch skillet for this dish.
To start, preheat your pan over medium heat. Then, add in your vegetable oil.
Next, you can toss in a tablespoon of butter to melt it in the pan and make sure the entire surface is covered. Since butter burns easily, vegetable oil might help raise its smoke point.
Before you cook your French toast, you need to heat up the pan to prevent the coated bread from sticking.
You’ll know your pan is ready once you see brown puddles on the surface. Those are milk solids coming from the butter.
Now that your frying pan is ready, gently put in the first piece of bread.
You’ll want to let the slices sit in the pan until each side is golden brown.
One way to know that it’s time to flip the slices is if the bubbles around them start dying down. Alternatively, you can take a peek at the undersides of the bread to check if they’re ready.
Once your French toast is out of the pan, you can serve it with maple syrup drizzled on top. You might even want to sprinkle it with powdered sugar.
If one serving of French toast doesn’t satisfy your hunger, you can definitely serve it with other dishes.
There are quite a few options, but first, you’ll need to decide if you want something savory or sweet.
Since a mix of sweet and salty is a popular pairing, so you can try serving your slices with:
- Scrambled eggs
- Smoked salmon
Meanwhile, if you’re a huge fan of sweetness overload, you can pair your French toast serving with any of these options:
- Grilled peaches
- Strawberry yogurt
- Fresh fruits like orange slices and grapes
- Caramelized banana slices
Knowing how to make French toast for one is a lifesaver for those who hate having leftovers. It’s also quite simple and doesn’t require lots of prep time!
All you need to do is mix up a batter to soak your toast in and prepare the pan you’re going to cook your bread in. After that, you’ll be all set to eat your serving of French toast.
If the two slices don’t feel fulfilling enough, you can always add something sweet or savory on the side.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Film/Video/Media Studies, as well as an associates degree in Communications. I began producing videos and musical recordings nearly 15 years ago. I am a guitarist and bassist in Southwest MI and have been in a few different bands since 2009, and in 2012 I began building custom guitars and basses in my home workshop as well. When I’m home, I love spending time with my three pets (a dog, cat, and snake) and gardening in my backyard.