8slicesthickly sliced breadbrioche, Texas toast, or challah bread
Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat (325-350˚F).
In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar (if using), vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until well combined. Transfer to a shallow baking dish.
Place each slice of bread into the egg mixture, soaking each side for 20-30 seconds. Allow excess liquid to drip off into the dish.
Lightly butter or spray the griddle/pan with cooking oil.
Place bread slices on griddle/pan and cook 3-4 minutes on both sides until golden brown, adjusting heat as necessary to avoid burning.
Serve hot with toppings of choice.
Storing and Reheating Leftovers: Let the bread cool completely, then wrap tightly and store in the fridge. You can reheat in the microwave, but it might get soggy. To get a crispy exterior, reheat in the oven, in a skillet on the stove, or in your air fryer.To freeze, stack leftovers with parchment paper between the layers and store in freezer bags for up to 2-3 months. To reheat, just po pindividual slices in the toaster, or for a large batch, spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350℉.