Lazy Girl French Toast Recipe

February 1, 2019


Lazy Girl French Toast Recipe

I'm kind of a no nonsense girl when it comes to the creative arts. While I don't mind the process, I'm more of a product oriented DIYer. When it comes to painting, sewing, decorating, it's got to be easy or I'm not giving it a go. And those are pursuits I really enjoy, so you can imagine that when it comes to cooking, I'm downright lazy.

I look for every shortcut out there and take them all. Sometimes it works out really well, other times, it's kind of a mess.

Thankfully, my attempt to simplify a French toast breakfast was not.

With a house full of people all coming and going at different times of the day around here, it's hard to keep the kitchen clean. I seriously could stand in front of that pretty skirt with the water running all day long and have something dirty handed to me.

Oh, I'm not complaining. I know these days are fleeting, and I adore the hustle and bustle, but one morning I woke up to a ton of looming deadlines, and the thought of washing even one more bowl was going to send me over the edge.

But man I wanted French toast.

So, I cut many corners and made it in one pan. No bowl, no measuring cups, no whisk.  No milk. And you know what it was delicious.

Took me less than 5 minutes from start to finish and when I was done, I had one fork, one spatula and one pan to wash. I could deal with that.

Now I know French toast isn't a difficult recipe to begin with, but there's always room for less...

Lazy French Toast


So I start with a pan, spray it with Pam (or a nonstick spray of your choice) and then turn on the heat. While it's getting hot, I grab the eggs and bread.

Frying Pan For French Toast

Don't cringe, but I crack the egg directly in the pan. For two slices of bread, I only need one egg.

Scrambled Egg Toast

I take a fork and scramble it. Again in the pan. I don't mix the egg and milk in a bowl and dip. That takes too long. It's all happening in the pan.

Now, I'm not a fan of cinnamon, but my kids are, so sometimes, I sprinkle a little in the pan, on top of that scrambled egg.

Lazy French Toast Recipe

Then I add the bread to the pan. I use a fork to move the slices around in the egg until they're completely covered. Then I flip them and cover the other side in the raw egg.

Easy French Toast Recipe

I flip them a few times actually, until the egg is mostly sopped up, then I just let them cook and turn them over and over with a spatula, until they're done.

And then I'm done.

Five Minute French Toast Recipe

I plop them on the plate, add a little butter and syrup and sit down to eat them with my big cup of hot water

As a matter of fact, I'm eating French toast right now.

Five Minute French Toast

It's so simple to whip up and clean up that I've been eating it a lot lately.

Of course, that doesn't really bode well for my waistline.

But that's a problem for another day.

What's your best cooking shortcut?



44 comments:

  1. Looks yummy Kim. Happy Friday. Have a good weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  2. PERFECT! guess what I'm having this weekend?? :)

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  3. I love this idea. It would be so quick and easy to do for my husband. Do you ever make French toast casserole? There are oodles of recipes for out there. I make it for breakfast brunch at my house. It is quick, easy, and as my cousin said, soooooo delicious.

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    1. I have never tried a French toast casserole, Sally, but I googled it once you mentioned it and it's on the list!! Thanks for suggestion.

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  4. I LOVE French Toast! Perfect.. thank you for sharing.
    Carla

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  5. Yum!!! I love french toast and your way is the best! That syrup is making my mouth water! I add powdered sugar to my french toast too. :) I mean...if you're going to splurge. Lol!

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    1. I agree, Lisa! powdered sugar on anything always makes me feel like I'm a restaurant!

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  6. ohmygosh! I love French toast. I like to sprinkle a little nutmeg (very little actually)
    but it does give a wonderful flavor in the egg. ok. going to fix some French toast right now!
    you've reminded me that it can be a very simple and delicious affair! THANK YOU! XOXOXO

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Tammy!! It's been doing very bad things to my waistline...I need to stop. Maybe I should go back to the long, dirty dish process so it's less appetizing! Ha!

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  7. Oh my goodness - you are brilliant! I'll be trying this.

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  8. Hi Kim, that’s a really easy way to make French toast. I will have to give this a try. Stay warm and have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks Julie! Winter is a great time for a warm breakfast!

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    1. Thanks so much...it's a little too good!!

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  10. Ok. I thought that mine was easy! I use a pie plate, but his saves me from washing a dish! xoxo

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    1. That's so funny...that's what I used to use, too. It's the perfect shape!

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  11. Oh, Kim, that looks so good. I might have some in the next few minutes!!..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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  12. Try Mexican Eggs. You need a mug (micro safe), shredded cheese (I use a 3-cheese combo), egg(s), and salsa. Spray your mug with baking spray, whisk your egg well in the mug, add a dab of salsa and a little cheese. Mix it up good with your egg. In a 1000 watt microwave, I cook one egg for one minute, 2 eggs for 2 minutes(use a large mug for 2 eggs). Let cool for a minute then dump onto your plate & top with a little more cheese! EZ-PZ.

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    1. Wow, Cheryl, this sounds so good and so easy and quick! It's on the list now, for sure!!

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  13. Kim that is cheating. Haha! But if it works why not? Anything to have to wash less dishes!

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  14. A nice way of saving an extra dish or bowl from having to be washed. I would just add a little milk or cream to the egg and some cinnamon to the egg too. I had to laugh tat the title Lazy girl.

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    1. My husband makes it that way and it still works! Yum!

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  15. Your French Toast looks delicious! I'm all about "one-pan" prep and cook if I can get away with it. It just makes life so much easier! Love and hugs!

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    1. One pan anything is my type of recipe, too!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  16. I guess the Crockpot would be considered my cooking shortcut since that takes little effort. I haven't had French Toast in 15-20 years! I'm not much of a French Toast/waffle/pancake person.

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    1. I love my crockpot, Melanie. I use it often, too. It is a shortcut. And I shouldn’t be eating pancakes, waffles or French toast. Butter, syrup….sweets. Not great for me!!

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  17. I adore French toast! Not sure I'll try it your way, dear sweet Kim. Forgive me please but I think I'd miss the real cream I mix in with the beaten eggs--and that splash of Grand Marnier I indulge in! Girl, don't you know the dishwasher is made for dirty bowls?

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    1. Haha! I say indulge Dewena, it sounds delicious your way!! And yes, my poor dishwasher is run twice a day...it gets quite a workout around here. I need to get paper plates. 😉

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  18. Best cooking shortcut... ordering take out! LOL

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  19. Wait, did you actually just post a recipe?????????????? Holy smokes, lady!!

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  20. My breakfast cooking shortcut is to hand the job over to Dennis. Hah! He makes breakfast every morning: eggs with tons of veggies. Of course there's still dishes to do, but he washes and I dry so it goes pretty fast. Your french toast looks extra yummy. Have a great day, Kim! Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Well, aren't you a lucky lady!! That sounds delicious...and Happy Valentine's Day, Nancy! Hugs!!

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  21. Your French Toast looks very good …

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks Jan! It's not fancy, but it is good.

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  22. Very clever shortcut. I make it the old way but usually for a crowd. This way is perfect for just a couple of pieces.

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    1. Too easy, Lorri. It’s putting on pounds. I need to go back to the long way or eat a yogurt instead!! Ha!!

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