Buttermilk French Toast



One day I was sitting there eating one of my favorite foods, buttermilk pancakes, and I thought why not buttermilk french toast? So, I created this recipe and I’ve used it every time I’ve made french toast since. If there’s one thing I know how to make it’s breakfast =). I love french toast! We eat it probably once a week in my home.

It is so good we often eat it for dinner. The buttermilk just gives it that extra hit of flavor that you don’t find in your average french toast. I’ve tried many french toast recipes and this one is by far my favorite! I’ve thrown in a few “secret” ingredients that I’d call french toast enhancers.

I think they actually make a big difference. I never have soggy or dry in the middle french toast, and it doesn’t sink after its cooked. It holds its light fluffy texture. Give this recipe a try, and throw in those few “secret” ingredients. This is likely to become your go to french toast recipe for life =).

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Buttermilk French Toast

French toast upgraded with flavorful buttermilk.

Servings: 5
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk or half and half
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 (1-inch) slices day old french bread (I cut mine on a diagonal for extra fanciness =)


  1. Preheat nonstick griddle over medium heat. Combine all ingredients (except the bread of course) in a blender. Blend on low speed for 10 seconds. Pour mixture into a shallow bowl. Butter preheated griddle and dip bread into mixture (giving it a few seconds to soak up mixture) and cover both side. 
  2. Place on griddle and cook until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes) then lift french toast with a spatula, butter griddle again and flip french toast. Cook opposite side until golden. Serve immediately. Serve with maple syrup, berry syrup, powdered sugar or your favorite jam.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk French Toast
Author: Jaclyn


  • Nansy: How many servings does this recipe yield? Thanks Jacyln! May 12, 2013 at 3:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think it’s enough for 5 people, it makes 10 slices of french toast so we like to eat 2 (or 3) but my little kids usually eat one. You’re welcome Nansy :)! May 14, 2013 at 3:32pm Reply

  • Ashley: Very good recipe! March 27, 2013 at 10:28am Reply

  • Jaclyn: Reina – I’m so glad you enjoyed! And I love almond extract so I’m going to have to try that! Thanks so much for your comment! March 19, 2012 at 8:14am Reply

  • ReinaHernandezp.6: I love your recipe. I used it a couple days ago, and have had French toast twice this week. I added my own touch by adding a teaspoon of almond extract! This recipe is great! March 18, 2012 at 11:23pm Reply

  • kristen @ just-iced cookies: I found your blog via Tastespotting – love it!! I, like you, enjoy working with lots and lots of sugar!! Thanks for sharing your great recipes! November 10, 2011 at 3:19pm Reply

  • Tina: Very creative! You french toast does look delicious. I appreciate the trial and error on making french toast as well as you sharing your secret to success. I have saved this recipe-well done. November 9, 2011 at 1:33pm Reply

  • healthyfoodietravels: Mmm, French toast :) I was introduced to this in the States, amusingly, after moving from Europe. Buttermilk sounds like a great addition! November 9, 2011 at 11:33am Reply

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