Easy French Toast Bake

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Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.

Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.

Easy French Toast Bake may seem like an odd choice for everyone making their New Year’s resolutions this week (and let’s be honest since this is the start of the workweek a lot of people set January 3rd as their official start date!) but this breakfast is the perfect warm, inviting, family friendly meal you’ll love throwing together quickly on the weekend.

Or if you’re looking at this and it is PUMPKIN season, you’ll love my Pumpkin French Toast Bake.
Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.

Sure, it has sugar, and butter and eggs. It also saves you from standing at the stovetop cooking each slice individually in the cold. See how I am thinking about you all here? The smell in the kitchen, the warmth from the oven, this is really the perfect January morning breakfast.

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Plus… ? I just love staring at how pretty it is. And it tastes even better than it looks! Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.

If this Easy French Toast Bake needed any more selling, my favorite thing about it is if you have some cream or half and half in your fridge pretty much everything else is a pantry/normal use item. Which means there is a pretty solid chance you don’t have to go to the store this morning before making breakfast. Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.

Saving you from the cold, yet again 😉

Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.

Tools Used in the Making of this Easy French Toast Bake:
9×13 Baking Pan: The perfect baking pan, it has high sides and bakes evenly. Plus when you cut into it you get picture perfect squares.
Maple Syrup: Love serving this with real maple syrup. I keep this brand and Trader Joe’s brand (buy that in store, it is 1/3 the price) on hand at all times if I can.
Nutmeg: The only way I use Nutmeg is with whole nuts. The flavor is completely different than the pre-ground variety and adds another dimension to baked goods. You can also buy these in bulk from your local grocer (I like Sprouts whole Nutmeg) or from Penzey’s online.

Recipe

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Easy French Toast Bake

4.99 from 56 votes
  • Yield: 12
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Course: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread I also routinely use a loaf of Texas Toast
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream half and half would work too
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cut into small squares

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. 

  3. Chop the bread into 3/4 - 1 inch cubes and put it in the bowl with the egg mixture and toss well until all the liquid is absorbed.

  4. In a small bowl or a food processor add the flour, remaining brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt and mix. 

  5. Cut in the butter with a fork or pulse in the food processor for 5-10 seconds or until the butter and brown sugar mixture is crumbly.

  6. Pour the bread and egg mixture into the pan, cover evenly with the brown sugar-butter topping and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is crispy and the center is no longer wet.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 , Amount per serving: 374 calories, Calories: 374g, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 147mg, Sodium: 288mg, Potassium: 174mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 605g, Calcium: 106g, Iron: 2.1g

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Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.

Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.
Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.
Easy French Toast Bake with no overnight chilling and all your favorite French Toast flavors you can serve to your family or a large crowd. Perfect with warm maple syrup.

About the Author

Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. I made this when it was my turn to bring in breakfast for my group at work. Everyone loved it! I got a bunch of requests for the recipe! Super easy to make, and it actually baked evenly instead of browning up too much on the outside with a soggy center. As a bonus, I made it with a bunch of buns that I had left over from a cookout. I just cut them up and threw them in the pan until I had a good covering on the bottom. I added another bun when I mixed the bun pieces with the egg mixture because I had extra liquid, and it ended up being the perfect amount. Gotta love when a recipe lets you do all of that! I’m making it again this morning for my family. Thank you so much for posting this!

    1. Aw that’s so awesome to hear! I’m glad it was such a hit and you got to use up your extra bread! Thanks for trying it out and sharing!

    1. It was just a regular size loaf from the bakery. You don’t want to overfill your baking dish so if you have leftover bread, I suggest a quick buttered piece while you wait for it to bake 🙂

    1. How I do it is to prep the topping mixture and the egg mixture and keep refrigerated. In the morning, combine it all with the bread and pop it in the oven. I’ve seen some comment that they made it ahead of time with the eggs and milk and add the topping before going in the oven.

  2. Delicious, best EVER French Toast. Rich, full of flavor recipe. You would expect to taste at a formal brunch or 5 star restaurant. Better than by the slice French Toast.
    Big hit! Will make this a lot in the future. Thank you for sharing.

  3. We were having a church breakfast and I wanted to make a French Toast Bake so I googled it and decided to try this one since it had 5 stars. I tell you this one does deserve 5 stars. I have never got so many complements on a French Toast Bake. Lot of them wanted the recipe. Love it really yummy.

  4. Great Idea!!! I love not slaving over the stove over each piece! So smart!
    Thanks for thinking of the moms who have too much going on!!

  5. Excellent. I followed the directions and it came out crunchy on top and moist in the middle. Not soggy. Very flavorful. So much easier than cooking French toast. But the same taste. Will be making again…. and again..,,, and again. Thank you for posting.