- Whisk together the milk, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.
- Soak bread slices one at a time in egg mixture until well coated. Let each slice stand for 1 minute.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and add half the butter to melt. Lay two slices of bread at a time in skillet. Fry slices for about 2 minutes per side. Place French toast on a baking sheet in a 95 °C (200 °F) oven while cooking remaining slices.
- Serve French toast with fruit and maple syrup.
Use leftover baguette or crusty bread; it will become moist again after absorbing the egg mixture.
To make the Teddy bear: cut banana slices to make the ears and snout. Use blueberries or raisins for the eyes and nose.