Denny’s French Toast

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As a fan of Denny’s French Toast and a parent who knows the challenges of dining out with kids, I’ve found the perfect solution: making your own copycat Denny’s French Toast right at home. This recipe is a game-changer, capturing that classic, fluffy, and sweetly spiced flavor we all love.

You can enjoy that cozy Denny’s booth experience in your own kitchen, with unlimited coffee and all the comforts of home. Perfect for those family breakfasts where you want something special without the hassle of going out.

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How To Make Copycat Denny’s French Toast

French toast mixes the savory with the sweet. It’s like a cross between an omelet, a piece of toast and a pancake. But there is a reason for that. It actually encompasses ingredients from all three! Eggs, bread, flour, and a hint of sweetness. If you are hungry then this Denny’s French toast recipe is ideal. You may notice that it isn’t light on the carbs, perhaps it’s not the best as healthy eating goes, but it is super filling and will leave you set up for the day.

The equipment you will need to make French toast isn’t too advanced. In order to make it you will need a skillet or frying pan, a large bowl and a whisk.


Eggs: The base of the French toast batter, providing structure and richness.

Whole Milk: Adds creaminess to the batter, contributing to the moist texture of the French toast.

White All-Purpose Flour: Helps to thicken the batter, giving the French toast a slightly firmer texture.

Powdered Sugar: Sweetens the batter and is also used for dusting the cooked French toast for added sweetness and presentation.

Vanilla Essence (a dash): Enhances the flavor of the French toast with a hint of vanilla.

Salt (a pinch): Balances the sweetness and enhances the overall flavor profile.

Texas Toast: Thick slices of bread that absorb the batter well and provide a hearty base for the French toast.

Denny’s French Toast

4 from 23 votes
Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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If you’ve ever wanted to recreate the Denny’s experience in your home, well now you can. Enjoy this Denny’s French Toast recipe which will bring Denny’s to life in your kitchen.


  • 4 eggs

  • 3 cups 3 of whole milk

  • 2 tablespoons 2 white all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons 2 powdered sugar + extra for dusting

  • A dash of vanilla essence

  • A pinch of salt

  • 8 slices Texas Toast


  • Break the four eggs into a bowl and whisk with the flour until you have a really smooth paste. Once there are no lumps, whisk in the powder sugar, vanilla, salt and finally the milk.
  • Heat your frying pan over a medium to high heat. Spray it with a light coat of cooking oil.
  • Once your pan is up to temperature take your bread slice and complete submerge it in the batter. Lift it out and hold it until it stops dripping. Then gently place it into your frying pan.
  • After 1-minute flip the bread and cook for a further minute before transferring to a wire rack whilst you cook the rest.
  • Serve immediately, sprinkle with a pinch of power sugar and enjoy.


  • You are no doubt wanting authentic Denny’s French Toast. It may seem like a small thing. But how you cut the bread is important. Cut it diagonally so that it looks and tastes better. There’s a reason for this (and it works with sandwiches too). By creating a longer edge you get less crust with each mouthful.
  • The batter can be made a day ahead of actually cooking. Just make it following the recipe and store it, covered, in the refrigerator.
  • Don’t soak your bread for too long. Whilst you can make the batter for up to a day in advance, if you leave your bread in for too long it will go soggy and break up. Only coat your bread when you are ready to cook the recipe.
  • Nutriton: Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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Tips and Tricks

If you are the kind of cook who wants an easy life, or if you are wanting to add a bit of variation to your French toast recipe our tips and tricks should have you covered.

  1. Bread Selection is Key: Using Texas Toast is crucial for this recipe. Its thickness is perfect for soaking up the egg mixture without falling apart. I’ve found that slightly stale bread works best, as it absorbs the batter more effectively without becoming too soggy.
  2. Balanced Batter: Achieving the right consistency for the batter is essential. The combination of eggs, milk, flour, and powdered sugar should be whisked until smooth. I always make sure there are no lumps in the batter for an even coating on each slice of bread.
  3. Flavor Infusion: A dash of vanilla essence and a pinch of salt go a long way in enhancing the flavor. These ingredients should be evenly mixed into the batter. The vanilla adds a subtle sweetness and aroma, while the salt brings out the flavors of the other ingredients.
  4. Perfect Pan Heat: Cooking the French toast at the right temperature is crucial. I heat the pan over medium heat and lightly coat it with cooking oil. This ensures that each piece cooks evenly, achieving a golden-brown exterior without burning.
  5. Serving and Presentation: Serving the French toast hot is key. I dust each piece with powdered sugar right before serving for added sweetness and a professional touch. Accompanying the toast with your favorite toppings, like fresh berries or maple syrup, elevates the dish to a restaurant-quality level.

Can You Reheat or Freeze French Toast?

Yes you can reheat French toast in a pan. Just place it on a medium heat and flip 4-5 times for a total of about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can just pop in into a toaster oven for a couple of minutes.

It is also possible to freeze French toast. Once you have made a suitable quantity allow it to cool and then line a baking sheet with parchment. Place the French toast in a single layer and freeze wholesale. Once it is frozen you can place portions in a zip lock freezer bag, to be removed whenever you would like a few slices. To reheat just follow the above instructions and triple the cooking time.


Denny’s French Toast is really easy to make. We can guarantee that nobody will be hungry after trying our recipe. If you’ve made our homemade Denny’s French toast recipe or have any other tips and tricks, please leave a comment below. I really love hearing from you guys.

Denny's french toast

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  1. Denny’s french toast was so good!

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