Denny’s French Toast Recipe (Diner Copycat)

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We all have memories of the country’s classic diners. After all, they’re part of our culture! And that includes the worldwide famous Denny’s.

How to forget the diner’s breakfast melts, omelets and that meaty country-fried steak. Well, one of their greatest hits is the French toast. They’re the most tender and mushy. They’ve truly mastered the classic!

Today I’m showing you how I make Denny’s French toast, and you’ll be surprised to know their recipe is not all that different from most others. Let’s check it out!

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What goes into Denny’s French toast?

For this recipe, you need a few bread slices, of course, and then you must put together the dipping batter. 

Eggs, milk, cinnamon powder and vanilla extract, they’re all common ingredients for the dish. What’s not all that common is adding a few tablespoons of all-purpose flour into the batter. This makes the toast’s coating layer thicker and breadier.

The folks at Denny’s also have a unique way of serving their French toast. The bread is often thin, and they serve it with whipped cream and a hefty dusting of confectioners’ sugar. We’re doing that as well to stay faithful to the original.

Other than that, this French toast is ready in minutes, and it’s not at all more complicated than the regular kind. It’s tastier, though, I must admit. And if you don’t mind the extra carbs, then these are for you.

What to serve with Denny’s French toast?

If we’re making French toast inspired by the famous diner classic, why not serve it with another Denny’s specialty?

Make yourself a chocolate peanut butter milkshake by blending a cup of milk, a scoop of chocolate ice cream and a tablespoon of peanut butter. 

That’s breakfast right there! An authentic Denny’s experience in the comfort of home.

And to go all the way, serve your French toast with breakfast sausages, bacon and a couple of sunny side-ups. That’s what Denny’s call a French Toast Slam!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Serving Size2
  • Energy415 cal



In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, flour and salt. Set aside.


Heat a skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.


Coat one bread slice at a time in the egg mixture and cook in the skillet until golden 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 2-3 more minutes.


Serve with whipped cream and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy!

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size2
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories415
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat26.9 g78 g34.49%
  • Saturated Fat15.2 g20 g76%
  • Cholesterol231 mg300 mg77%
  • Sodium871 mg2300 mg37.87%
  • Total Carbohydrate34.3 g275 g12.47%
  • Dietary Fiber0.6 g28 g2.14%
  • Total Sugars10.8 g
  • Protein9.5 g50 g19%
  • Calcium120 mg1300 mg9.23%
  • Iron2 mg18 mg11.11%
  • Potassium190 mg4700 mg4.04%

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