Quick and Easy IHOP-Inspired French Toast

Looking for ways to make breakfast a little bit exciting? You’re in the right place. Today, we are going to make French toast. But not just any French toast recipe. We are going to make French toast the way they do it in IHOP. It’s soft, creamy, and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

For this recipe, you are only going to need a few things. Some bread, eggs, and milk — that’s about it. If you are familiar with making this recipe, then you’ll find it easy to accomplish. For first-timers, don’t worry we’re here to give you a step-by-step guide. There is a wide variety of bread to choose from to make French toasts. The most popular type of bread though is the brioche. Brioche is a relatively thick and dense bread known for its tender crumbs. This bread is suitable for making French toast because it can stay in shape even when soaked in milk.

If you can’t find brioche though, just use any thick-sliced white bread that is slightly stale. Yes, you read it right. Slightly stale bread is actually ideal for making French toast as it can absorb the mixture better than fresh, soft bread.

Tip: The drier and denser the bread, the better suited it is for French toast.

Chocolate is used for toppings in this French toast recipe but you are very much welcome to use other flavors. We recommend using strawberry and caramel syrup as it complements the tenderness of the bread. Also, if you are trying to be a bit experimental, try some streusel topping instead. Streusel toppings only require a few ingredients: cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter. Just mix it all together and apply it on the toasts. For more French toast recipes, you might want to check out our Easy-Baked French Toast and Cinnamon French toast Bake.

Quick and Easy IHOP-Inspired French Toast

How To Make Quick and Easy IHOP-Inspired French Toast

This IHOP inspired French toast will tickle your sweet tooth and will make breakfasts extra special with decadent servings of chocolate syrup and icing sugar.

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 6 mins


  • 2 eggs, medium
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp butter
  • 6 slices bread, thick
  • chocolate syrup, for topping
  • icing sugar, for topping


  1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs till creamy.

  2. Add milk, vanilla essence, flour, and salt and combine till well-mixed.

  3. Soak bread in the mixture carefully.

  4. Grease the skillet thoroughly with butter.

  5. Toast the bread. Flip toast and cook until both sides are golden-brown, about 2 to 3 minutes each.

  6. Place on a plate and garnish with chocolate syrup and icing sugar. Serve and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 4g
  • :
  • Calcium: 70mg
  • Calories: 147kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 98mg
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 246mg
  • Vitamin A: 196IU
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

How to make French toast without milk?

Making French toast without milk is quite simple. However, the toasted effect will directly come from the eggs. Prepare the usual ingredients of the French toast sans the milk. Beat the eggs together with your dry ingredients (sugar and cinnamon powder) and vanilla extract. Make sure to beat everything together thoroughly. Dip the bread in the egg mixture and cook it for 4 minutes each side.  

Can I make French toast without eggs?

As a matter of fact, you can. It might take a little more effort to achieve the same results, but even without eggs, you can still have a great tasting French toast. Especially if you’re allergic to eggs, an eggless French toast is actually an ideal alternative to the usual French toast. Preparing French toast without eggs is the same as making them without milk, only this time, you are subtracting the eggs from the equation. Cornstarch is widely used as an egg substitute in order for French toasts to have that nice crunch. Simply combine all of the ingredients (milk, cornstarch, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon) in a bowl and whisk it together. Dip your bread carefully in the mixture and be sure not to oversoak. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side.

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Making French toast is basically a no-brainer. Even a beginner can do it. Enjoy the process of making these IHOP-inspired French toast and have a satisfying breakfast.
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