IHOP French Toast copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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IHOP French Toast

Score: 4.50. Votes: 2
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Menu Description: "Six triangular slices with powdered sugar."

Now in its 38th year, IHOP has become one of the recognized leaders for breakfast dining, serving up thousands of omelettes, waffles, blintzes, and pancakes each and every day.

Among the popular morning meals is IHOP's classic French Toast. You'll notice the addition of a little bit of flour to the batter to make this IHOP French Toast copycat recipe more like the dish you get at the restaurant. The flour helps create a thicker coating on the bread, almost like a tender crepe on the surface, keeping the bread from becoming too soggy.

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Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 slices thick-sliced French bread
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
On the side
  • Butter
  • Pancake syrup
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      1. Beat the eggs in a large shallow bowl.

      2. Add the milk, vanilla, flour, and salt to the eggs. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer. Be sure all the flour is well combined.

      3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When the surface is hot, add about a tablespoon of butter.

      4. Dip the bread, a slice at a time, into the batter, being sure to coat each side well. Drop the bread into the hot pan (as many as will fit at one time) and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until the surface is golden brown. Repeat with the remaining pieces of bread.

      5. Cut each piece of toast in half diagonally. Arrange six halves of the toast on two plates by neatly overlapping the slices. Sprinkle about 1/2 tablespoons of powdered sugar over the tops of the toast slices on each plate. Serve with butter and syrup on the side.

      Serves 2.

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Nathan Hevenstone
May 8, 2015, 22:00

I love this recipe except for one thing... I'm pretty sure IHOP uses challah (egg bread)... don't they? I know these taste even closer when I use challah...

Leslie Robinson
Feb 2, 2011, 22:00

My family loves it! Its a keeper! I brought some french bread from my local grocery store and the rest is history!

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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