Praise to French Toast Day!
Happy National French Toast Day! There’s so much to adore about this dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried or baked. While French is in the name, French toast isn’t actually French! The earliest known reference to French toast is in the Apicius, a collection of recipes from the early 5th century AD. French toast existed as early as the age of the Roman Empire.
In the 15th century English court of Henry V, a version of the French toast called “pain perdu” or “lost bread” was very popular. Then, it was called “lost” bread because the recipe called for soaking hard or stale bread in a milk and egg mixture, then frying it. Pain perdu is what the French call French toast today.
So how did French toast come to get it’s name? According to legend, an Albany, New York innkeeper named Joseph French created the dish in 1724. He advertised it as “French Toast” because he forgot the apostrophe!
Now that we know the modern French toast did not actually come from France, let’s move on to more important things! Take the labor out of cooking French toast by picking up these delicious products in the frozen food breakfast section.
- Aunt Jemima’s Cinnamon French Toast and Sticks
- FarmRich Original French Toast Sticks
- Eggo Cinnamon French Toaster Sticks
If you’re looking to step up your French toast game, then give these recipes a try:
- These Maple French Toast Muffins make a great on-the-go breakfast!
- This Baked Apple Cinnamon Skillet French Toast would be especially perfect for a holiday brunch!
- The whole family will enjoy decadent Caramel Pecan French Toast.
- Alleviate the stress during busy mornings with Make-Ahead Vanilla French Toast!
- Lemon Berry French Toast Casserole gives you a hint of summer.
- Everyone will love this Blueberry Baked French Toast for breakfast.
- Overnight Banana Streusel French Toast is what dreams are made of!
- Expand your taste buds with Orange Honey Challah French Toast.
- These Cannoli French Toast Rolls taste like dessert for breakfast!
- Savor the fall flavors with Pumpkin Spice French Toast using English muffins!
- Treat your kiddos to Crunchy Snickerdoodle French Toast for an extra special morning!
While you may think of French toast as only being sweet, you’ll be pleasantly surprised over how scrumptious these savory French toast recipes are:
- Ham & Cheese Stuffed French Toast: This popular combination makes for a yummy breakfast.
- Stuffed French Toast Casserole: This casserole calls for provolone or Swiss cheese.
- Bacon & Cream Cheese-Stuffed French Toast: Another reason to love bacon!
- Stuffed French Toast: Start with cinnamon raisin bread for this savory sweet recipe.
What’s your favorite way to indulge in French toast? Share with us in the comments below!