Topping suggestions: Maple syrup, powdered sugar, fresh berries, brown sugar, whipped cream, fruit sauce, anything you like!
Beat eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt very well in a medium mixing bowl or a large measuring cup. Beat until appearance is uniform with no visible egg pieces showing. Pour into a shallow bowl that's big enough to dip a piece of bread into.
In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle each side of the bread evenly with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Heat a flat skillet or griddle over medium heat. Place butter on pan for more flavor, to encourage a golden brown color, and to prevent French toast from sticking to the pan.
Dip a piece of bread into the egg mixture and let it soak up egg and milk mixture for 10-15 seconds on each side. Let excess egg mixture drip off before placing French toast on heated griddle.
Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through.
Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.
Nutrition information does not include butter for the pan or toppings.
Texas toast is thick sliced soft white bread that can be found in the packaged bread aisle of the grocery store. Do not use garlic seasoned frozen Texas toast.
If preferred, substitute brioche, challah, or a French baguette. Day old bread works best.
If you are serving a large crowd, keep the French toast warm and crisp in a low oven (200°F). Put the cooked French toast on a wire rack set on a baking sheet for good air circulation.