While my husband is pretty much a fan of most any breakfast food, he definitely has a soft spot for french toast. We’re both huge fans of the Cracker Barrel French Toast recipe so of course I had to make our own version!
French toast is a dish that is tied to many childhood Christmas memories for him and I’m pretty sure he wishes his mom still made it every year. Every so often I take him out for Cracker Barrel french toast and he says it’s almost like his mom’s recipe.
Copycat Cracker Barrel French Toast
The great thing about a copycat french toast recipe is that you can get very close to the flavors you love without having to go out to eat! Will it be exactly the same? Maybe not! But if you learn how to make Cracker Barrel French toast at home, you’ll be able to enjoy it more (and save money on eating out too)!
I’ll admit that when I usually make french toast, I just use whatever bread we have in the house. I add a little cinnamon to my egg and milk mixture and then I just go for it! It always turns out fine, but it has always been missing something.
It has a lot to do with the bread. Which makes this copycat Cracker Barrel recipe even better because it’s still easy enough for you to tweak it a bit.
Plus, this is really a pretty simple recipe. Pair it with some scrambled eggs and some turkey bacon and I will look like super mom this weekend!
What You Need to Make Copycat Cracker Barrel French Toast
- 8 slices Texas Toast (or Sourdough bread)
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 4 teaspoons Vanilla extract
- 2 pinches of salt
What You Do:
- Whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt together in a large bowl.
- Heat griddle to 350 (or heat a skillet on medium heat). Grease with butter/margarine or non-stick cooking spray.
- Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture for 30 seconds on each side.
- Place slices on griddle and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Serve with a pat of butter and your favorite syrup!
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- 4 eggs
- 1 c. milk
- 2 TBS sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 pinches salt
- 8 slices Sourdough bread or Texas toast
- In a large bowl whisk eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt together.
- Heat griddle to 350. (Or a skillet to medium heat.) Grease griddle with margarine or cooking spray.
- Dip bread in egg mixture for 30 seconds on each side.
- Place on griddle and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until golden brown.
The first few slices may take a little longer to cook, but once the griddle is fully heated, the remaining slices may cook faster. Be prepared so you don’t end up with any burnt french toast. (Not that this has happened to me before or anything.)