Mix everything but the bread together in a shallow bowl or pie pan while you heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat (350 if you're using a skillet with a temperature gauge).
Wipe a bit of butter on the griddle just before cooking.
Dip each slice of bread into the milk and egg mix, give a few seconds to absorb some of the liquid, then flip and let sit a few seconds. Use two forks or a spatula and fork to lift the bread up. Let it drain briefly and add to the skillet.
Continue until the skillet or griddle is full. Let cook a few minutes then start flipping over. I actually like to add just a bit of butter to each slice just before flipping as it seems to add a touch of crispiness that we like.
Cook a few more minutes and then remove slices onto a plate and cook another batch until all your slices are cooked.
Serve with butter, maple syrup and/or powdered sugar.