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Easy Pain Perdu Recipe| French Toast with Leftover Bread

This classic French recipe is a delicious (and chic) way to use up your stale, day-old bread. It’s also really easy to make and only needs 5 ingredients! It’s a step above the usual American French toast recipe and makes a wonderful café-style breakfast that’s always a hit with both kids and adults.


  • 6 Slices of Bread
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • Pinch of Salt to taste


  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Beat eggs.
  • Add Milk, salt and desiredspices.
  • Dunk slices of bread into egg / milk mixture. Make sure both sides of the bread is being dunked into the mixture.
  • Cook on griddle or skillet over medium high heat until nicely golden brown on both sides.
  • I like to serve my French Toast with cut-up fruits, honey or maple syrup and a little sprinkle of powdered sugar if available.



Why is stale bread best for pain perdu?
Bread absorbs more liquid without being too soggy. It makes a huge difference in the final texture.