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When people think of eggs, they’re usually thinking about the best way to prepare them. Like Bubba telling Forrest the many ways to prepare shrimp, there’s a multitude of ways to prepare eggs. There’s scrambled eggs, poached eggs, hard-boiled eggs, and the list goes on. This laundry list may cause a bit of an egg rut. Why not take these eggs and put them toward a sweet breakfast treat with a Greatist recipe for Classic French Toast. Classic French Toast (serves 3, 2 slices each)


1 cup of Milk

2 Eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

6 slices of bread

Maple syrup or honey


  1. Beat the milk and two eggs together in a large bowl with a whisk
  2. Add the 2 teaspoons of vanilla and ground cinnamon, as well as the ½ cup of cocoa powder (even Nesquick will do) as you continue to mix
  3. Pour some olive oil onto a skillet and set for medium heat
  4. Take the bread and dip it into the mix, coating both sides
  5. Place the bread on the skillet. Use a spatula to make sure that each side is toasted
  6. Once both sides are toasted, remove and place on a plate. Continue this process with each slice of bread
  7. Pour some maple syrup or honey over the slices of bread and enjoy