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How to Make Milk Toast Recipe

Milk Toast Recipe

Milk toast is a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast recipe that is perfect for those busy mornings. It is a classic recipe that has been around for centuries and is loved by all ages. Milk toast is a simple yet comforting dish that can be enjoyed with a variety of toppings and accompaniments. 
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 360kcal


  • 6 cups milk / almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup white sugar or brown sugar
  • 6 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 12 slices white toasted bread


Toast the Bread:

  • Toast the white bread slices until they are golden brown and have a slightly crispy texture. You can use a toaster or toast them in a skillet with a little butter.

Heat Milk Mixture:

  • In a saucepan, combine the milk, white sugar, and vanilla extract. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s warmed through. Do not boil.

Arrange Toasted Bread:

  • Place the toasted bread slices on serving plates or in individual bowls.

Pour Milk Mixture:

  • Pour the warm milk mixture over the toasted bread slices. Ensure that each slice is well-soaked but not overly saturated.

Sweeten to Taste:

  • If desired, you can add more sugar to sweeten the milk mixture to your liking. Stir gently to dissolve the sugar.

Sprinkle with Cinnamon:

  • Sprinkle ground cinnamon over each slice of milk-soaked bread. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.

Serve Warm:

  • Serve the milk toast while it’s still warm, allowing the flavors to meld.

Optional: Broil for a Crispy Top (Optional):

  • If you like, you can place the milk-soaked bread under the broiler for a minute or two to create a slightly crispy top. Watch closely to prevent burning.


  • Indulge in this comforting and simple milk toast. The warm milk, sweetened with sugar and enhanced with vanilla, makes for a cozy and satisfying breakfast or snack.


  • Use fresh, good-quality bread for the best results.
  • Toast the bread until it is golden brown for the best flavor and texture.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the milk sauce for the best flavor.
  • Use unsalted butter for the best flavor.
  • Use either granulated sugar or brown sugar for the best flavor.
  • Add a splash of vanilla extract for a hint of sweetness and flavor.
  • Serve the milk toast immediately for the best texture.
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