Copycat Denny's French Toast

Saturday, July 10, 2021
If you've ever been to a Dennys for breakfast, you already know their French toast is terrific but even better made in your own kitchen.

Today we are making a copycat version that is so easy and delicious everyone will ask for this over and over again in your home.

With just some simple pantry ingredients like eggs, milk, vanilla you're are going to make a delicious custard-like batter that's better than the original.

We've also provided instructions on how to air fry French toast, bake it, or by using an electric griddle for cooking methods below and your convenience for healthier versions.

The kids absolutely love this recipe for breakfast and it's super easy to make, (we've even cut the bread into strips and made French Toast sticks).

Add a few side dishes and this will become a family favorite but don't take my word for it, give this one a try first to see.

You may also like to try our Cannoli Stuffed French Toast or Italian French Toast plus another easy breakfast recipe like our Homemade Sausage and Cheddar Biscuits, they're so yummy.

Don't forget to pass that butter and maple syrup!

Scroll down for this printable recipe and give this one a try you're family will love it!




this is a french toast copycat from the Denny's restaurant recipe






Sides and Garnishes



Below you will find some great sides and garnishes to go along with your French Toast.


Just pick a few suggestions that go with this breakfast and set up a breakfast bar as a self serve to make a fun weekend breakfast, brunch, or even dinner.


Adding other flavorings to your batter or garnishing your french toast with whipped cream chocolate chips or serve it topped with fresh fruits can make a whole new creative recipe.


Get the kids involved and have them get the toppings you prefer ready while this cooks to make it a family fun weekend memory to share.


We often make some homemade Pork breakfast Sausages they're fast and easy to make with ground pork in no time.



this is a french toast copycat from the Denny's restaurant recipe



Ingredients Needed

  • milk
  • half /half or heavy cream
  • eggs
  • flour
  • vanilla
  • any thick-sliced bread(Texas toast, thick-sliced Italian bread, etc.)
  • optional: a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice
  • garnish options: butter, flavored syrups, maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, jams, fresh fruits



this is a french toast copycat batter from the Denny's restaurant recipe


Side Dishes or Additions (set up a breakfast bar station and let them choose )

  1. cooked bacon 
  2. cooked breakfast or Italian sausages
  3. fried deli ham
  4. Candian bacon
  5. leftover steak
  6. leftover pork chops
  7. chopped vegetables of any kind
  8. fresh fruits
  9. toppings: jam spreads, flavored syrups, whipped butter, strawberry cream cheese, powdered sugar
  10. sliced tomatoes
  11. homefries
  12. tater tots
  13. whipped cream
  14. chocolate chips
  15. chocolate syrup



this is the mixture in a glass bowl to make french toast copycat from the Denny's restaurant recipe




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French Toast Breakfast Tips

  1. use butter and oil combined for frying for the best flavor
  2. drain them on paper towels to absorb the grease
  3. keep it warm to keep crispy on a serving dish in the oven until completed cooking all the French toast
  4. for best results add the flour and milk in a blender and pulse until smooth to get a nice combined mixture, adding the eggs last
  5. you can cut your bread into strips and make French Toast Sticks!
  6. don't worry if you made too much, freeze them cooked on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and then add them to freezer bags. Pop them in the toaster when ready to serve they last around 3 months in the freezer
  7. Cooking Methods: 
  8. Air Fryer: Place in an oil spray basket set the fryer to 350 degrees around 8 to 10 minutes or until crispy.
  9. Toaster Oven/ Baked: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, bake on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking oil or on parchment paper for 15 to 20 minutes middle flipping once
  10. Griddle: Heat Griddle to 325 degrees. Cook and grill the French toast for approximately 5 to 7 minutes on each side



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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Copycat Denny's French Toast

Copycat Denny's French Toast

If you love Denny's French Toast you can make this easy delicious copycat recipe right in your own kitchen!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 4 MinTotal time: 9 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • `1/3 cup heavy cream or half and half 
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional:  just a pinch of cinnamon to taste, nutmeg, or allspice 
  • 8 slices Texas Toast bread, thick style Italian bread, egg bread, or whatever you like (preferably day-old bread)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. First, you will need to make a smooth custard-like mixture in which I prefer to use an electric blender.
  2. If whisking you will need a deep bowl.
  3. Either whisk (or use a blender)  add the flour and milk together blend until smooth. 
  4. Add the eggs, sugar, cream, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon if using and combine until smooth, (by whisking or blender).
  5. In a heavy deep fry pan (like cast iron) heat and melt the butter and oil on medium heat.
  6. Dip the bread one at a time in the custard mixture.
  7. Fry on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden browned.
  8. Place on paper towels to drain the oil.
  9. For the restaurant effect, cut in a diagonal shape then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  10. Serve with suggestive toppings and garnishes see notes below. 

Notes:

Side Dishes or Additions (set up a breakfast bar station and let them choose )

  1. cooked bacon 
  2. cooked breakfast or Italian sausages
  3. fried deli ham
  4. Candian bacon
  5. leftover steak
  6. leftover pork chops
  7. chopped vegetables of any kind
  8. fresh fruits
  9. toppings: jam spreads, flavored syrups, whipped butter, strawberry cream cheese, powdered sugar
  10. sliced tomatoes
  11. homefries
  12. tater tots
  13. whipped cream
  14. chocolate chips
  15. chocolate syrup


  1. Cooking Methods:
  2. Air Fryer: Place in an oil spray basket set the fryer to 350 degrees around 8 to 10 minutes or until crispy.
  3. Toaster Oven/ Baked: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, bake on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking oil or on parchment paper for 15 to 20 minutes
  4. Griddle: Heat Griddle to 325 degrees. Grill the french toast for approximately 5 to 7 minutes on each side flipping once



Nutrition Facts

Calories

792.69

Fat (grams)

67.32

Sat. Fat (grams)

36.66

Carbs (grams)

35.02

Fiber (grams)

1.74

Net carbs

33.28

Sugar (grams)

8.38

Protein (grams)

13.58

Sodium (milligrams)

551.27

Cholesterol (grams)

283.18



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this is a french toast copycat from the Denny's restaurant recipe





10 comments

  1. One of the BEST breakfast to wake up to!

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  2. I love French toast but rarely eat it as it messes with my blood sugar but I could imagine it with some of our fresh blueberries and the blueberry syrup we have in the fridge.

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  3. This French toast looks so perfect and delicious. My family loves this. I will try your recipe soon.

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  4. I love french toast but haven't made it in such a long time! I am definitely going to make this tomorrow morning for the whole family!

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  5. We love your stuffed french toast and can't wait to try this french toast recipe too!

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  6. Oh my goodness! This is definitely going to be a major hit here. I can’t wait to make this French toast for my kids tomorrow morning!

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  7. This is surely mouth melting delicious and perfect Breakfast for my Kids. I love the Cinnamon and Nutmeg flavor.

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  8. Amazing! These really do taste like Denny's French Toast! Perfectly fluffy and flavorful.

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  9. This is a favorite saturday morning breakfast around here. Turns out great every time!

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  10. I just pinned your awesome post that we have featured on Full Plate Thursday, 546! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and we hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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