Maple French Toast Recipe

Last Updated on April 7, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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You are going to LOVE this Maple French Toast Recipe! Try my classic French toast recipe and see why it’s one of my favorite maple recipes.

We are very lucky to have a ton of maple trees on our property. Our neighbor sugars them for us for free in exchange for a portion of the syrup.  We always end up with at least eight jars of maple syrup each year and since we wouldn’t sugar them ourselves, it’s a great arrangement.  

If you love maple syrup as much as I do, why not try these Maple Sugar Muffins? They are so good, you just have to try them.
Maple French Toast Recipe for a Special Breakfast Treat

Maple French Toast Recipe

Since we also have ducks and chickens that keep us in eggs, French Toast is something we eat a lot of.  Adding maple syrup to the French toast makes it even better!  I found this recipe in the Dishing Up Maine cookbook and shared it with permission.

This easy breakfast recipe is really flexible depending on your preferences. If you’re gluten intolerant, you can make it with good quality gluten-free bread. Just watch that it doesn’t get too wet or the bread may fall apart.

You can make it with non-dairy milk like almond milk for those that are lactose intolerant. You can also fry it in coconut oil if you’d rather skip the butter.

Just experiment a bit until it works the way you want it to. Just please, whatever you do, use real maple syrup.

What is the best bread for French toast?

We generally use whatever day-old bread we happen to have on hand. This gives the bread a little bit more form which helps it hold up to the dipping and frying process.

They do make “French toast bread” which is simply traditional bread that is sliced a bit thicker.

Maple French Toast Recipe for a Special Breakfast Treat

The best tip I can give you is to make sure that you cook it in a pan with a lot of butter or coconut oil so that it doesn’t stick. I’m a huge fan of my cast iron pans and always make sure there is enough oil or butter so they don’t stick and make a giant mess.

That will really help make this the best French toast recipe you’ve ever tried!

This maple toast recipe is absolutely delicious for breakfast or make breakfast for dinner for your family to enjoy. 

Serve this classic French toast recipe alone or with eggs, bacon, sausage, or ham. We love French toast with maple syrup and bacon.

Can I make a maple French toast bagel?

Yes, you definitely can. Simply slice the bagel as you would normally and use it in place of bread in this recipe. It’s a delicious treat!

Check out the video to see where real maple syrup comes from.

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You are going to LOVE this Maple French Toast Recipe! Try my classic French toast recipe and see why it's one of my favorite maple recipes.

Yield: 4

Maple French Toast recipe

You are going to LOVE this Maple French Toast Recipe! Try my classic French toast recipe and see why it's one of my favorite maple recipes.

You are going to LOVE this Maple French Toast Recipe! Try my classic French toast recipe and see why it's one of my favorite maple recipes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup, more for serving
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 slices good-quality bread

Instructions

  1. Whisk together milk, eggs, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a shallow dish.
  2. Melt 1 1/2 tbsp of the butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Dip 2 slices of bread into the egg mixture, letting excess drip off, and place in the pan.
  3. Cook until the undersides are crusty, golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook until the bottom sides are firm and flecked with brown, about 2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining butter, bread, and egg mixture.
  4. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 9g

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14 thoughts on “Maple French Toast Recipe”

  1. French toast has always been a favorite breakfast food for me. I only use REAL maple syrup! Thanks for a yummy recipes: I've never tried adding maple syrup to the recipe before!
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  2. This is our go to breakfast for dinner meal. I love French Toast and so do my kids. Sometimes I will coat theirs with crushed graham crackers.
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  3. I absolutely love breakfast. I love this recipe. I want to thank you for sharing it. I will give this a try. 2dogs5catscrew@att.net
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  4. We make french toast quite often as the kiddos love it, but we don't have syrup straight from those trees!!! I'm waiting for you to deliver my bottle now :)
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  5. Ellen, this looks delicious!  I've never added syrup to the milk/egg mixture, but you can bet I will the next time I make French Toast.  Thanks for posting the recipe!
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