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Honey Cinnamon French Toast

Alton Brown's Honeyed French Toast, adapted by Sophie.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Cynthia


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 1/2-inch slices day-old sour dough bread
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  • In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, honey, salt and cinnamon. You may do this the night before. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices. Serve immediately with maple syrup.