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French Toast

College Student Cookbook: French Toast

September 30, 2016

Breakfast in a Pinch…actually in a bowl then a pan but you get the idea...

Moving off to college and being away from home for the first time is one of the greatest shifts to adulthood in our young lives. Cooking your own meals is another one of those shifts, and it is a heck of a lot easier than figuring out how to fit your entire Blu-Ray underneath your lofted bed. With that in mind here is a recipe that takes minimal ingredients, utensils, and effort:


Vanilla Cinnamon French Toast


  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 Cup of Milk
  • 1 Spoonful of Vanilla Extract (This stuff smells really good but definitely doesn’t taste like vanilla ice cream unfortunately)
  • 1 Spoonful of Cinnamon (This is a lot of Cinnamon but I like it…Don’t judge me)
  •  Slices of Bread - the better the bread the better the French Toast!


  • 1 bowl (Think cereal size)
  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Fork
  • 1 Spatula (If you don’t have one just use a fork or butter knife like I did)
  • 1 Butter Knife
  • 1 Plate

Notice the consistent use of one here. If you don’t have these things you can definitely find somebody nearby who does. Offer them some french toast in exchange.


1. Mix together one egg, ⅓ cup of milk, a tablespoon of cinnamon, and a tablespoon of vanilla extract in a bowl.

My sous chef and fellow Hound Vishu Solanki ‘17 preparing the mixture. But that is an exaggeration of how complex this is, he is just stirring all the stuff together. Easy.

2. After you get the ingredients thoroughly mixed, dip the slices of bread on each side until they are coated and place them onto the hot pan. NOTE: Prepare the pan with butter, cooking spray, or oil before doing this or else the pot will be a huge mess to clean.

3. Place slices on heated pan and let cook. I really don’t have a good way to tell if they are cooking well or how long it should take...just eyeball it...if you like it more gooey don’t let it get too dark, if you want a crispy exterior let if burn!


Look at that face. That is the face of pure unbridled joy as young Vishu moves that much closer to self reliance and ultimately independence. Also, we cut up an apple and put it on the plate because apples are delicious, and, you know, gotta represent all the food groups.

Questions? Please don’t have any this is like the easiest thing ever. ;)

What recipe would you add to the college student cookbook? Share in the comments!


kowalchik | Fri, 10/21/2016 - 15:09