Place slices of bread on a baking sheet lined with a cooling rack. Turn oven to 375 and put bread in to toast as the oven preheats. Toast the bread for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and turn over to brown the opposite side, about 3 minutes more. Remove from oven.
Whisk together milk, eggs, honey or maple syrup, and salt until well combined.
Dip each slice of toasted bread in the egg mixture and let soak for 30 seconds per side. Take out of the egg and place back on the baking sheet lined with a cooling rack. Let bread sit for an additional 2 minutes.
Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat with a little bit of butter. Once the bread has been soaked and has rested on the baking sheet, place each slice in skillet and cook until golden brown on each side. Transfer to a separate baking sheet and repeat with remaining bread.
Once all of the bread has been browned, place the entire baking sheet into the oven and bake uncovered for an additional 8 minutes. Serve immediately.