Baked French Toast

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Start your morning with a big serving of Baked French Toast! Challah bread covered with the most scrumptious egg mixture and baked makes every slice moist and flavorful as can be! Oh, and the cinnamon sugar topping? Swoon!

You can’t just serve Baked French toast all by itself! Round out your breakfast with some protein-packed Bacon and Egg Muffins. Oh, and you can’t forget your Chai Latte!

Top down view of oven baked toast in a baking dish.

Good morning, friends! Next time you have about 6 hungry mouths to feed in the morning, you need to make some Baked French Toast.

Have more people over than that? Go ahead and double this recipe, because everyone’s gonna want a bite… and then some.

Essentially, this easy breakfast recipe yields classic french toast that you know and love, but without the flipping one piece at a time in a pan.

When you bake it, you take care of every single slice all at once! This French Toast is so sweet, moist, and perfectly spiced.

How to Make Baked French Toast

Do you have about 15 minutes to spare? Perfect! That’s all the prep time you need to make this easy french toast recipe. 

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the egg mixture in a shallow bowl.
  2. Dip each slice of bread in the egg mixture. 
  3. Arrange the bread slices in your prepared baking dish. 
  4. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the bread. 
  5. Drizzle with melted butter.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 25-35 minutes. 
Ingredients for egg batter for toast in a dish.
Sliced challah bread on a cutting board.
Egg batter for toast.
Unbaked french toast in a baking dish.

Tips

  • Make sure to quickly dip each piece of bread. You don’t want the bread to soak up too much of the batter or it won’t bake properly.
  • To make the cinnamon sugar topping, simply combine the ingredients together in a small bowl, then sprinkle it all over the french toast. Drizzle with melted butter, and you’ll have an amazing crunchy topping that tastes similar to cinnamon sugar cereal!
  • Challah bread works best for this Baked French Toast. It’s sturdy and holds its shape well when dipped in the egg mixture. Plus, it’s a lower calorie bread than some others. Check out your local bakery section for the best loaf!

Storage

Storage: Baked French toast is best enjoyed immediately. However, leftovers may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Make Ahead: Because this French toast recipe doesn’t require any rest time to let the bread soak, there’s no need to make it ahead of time. It’s actually better to bake it immediately to ensure the bread bakes properly.

Maple syrup being drizzled over baked french toast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Baked French Toast the same as French toast casserole?

This dish is different from a French toast casserole in that it doesn’t have the same custard texture. Baked French Toast is lighter and doesn’t need to soak up batter prior to baking. 

How should I serve Baked French Toast casserole?

This french toast is crunchy and sweet on the outside and so soft on the inside! It’s really delicious with anything you want to serve with it, but our favorite is always fresh berries and maple syrup. 

Close up view oven baked toast and fruit in a baking dish.

Baked French Toast

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Author: Kim
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients

Egg Batter:

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

For the Egg Batter:

  • In a shallow dish, combine the eggs, heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
    4 large eggs
    ½ cup heavy cream
    ½ cup whole milk
    ¼ cup granulated sugar
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
    ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    Pinch salt
  • Quickly dip both sides of each slice of bread into the egg mixture. Arrange the bread slices in the baking dish alternating between large and small slices. The slices should sit vertically so the top of the loaf is facing upright.
    1 large challah loaf

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Then sprinkle the mixture over the slices of bread. Drizzle the melted butter over the cinnamon sugar mixture.
    4 tablespoons light brown sugar
    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until the French toast is golden brown and cooked through. The tops should be crunchy and the centers of the bread will be soft and set.
  • Serve warm with fruit and warm maple syrup. See post for tips and storage options.

Suggested Equipment

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 2 slices of French toast. Calories do not include the maple syrup or fruit. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 2slicesCalories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 11gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 279mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 724IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition Disclaimer

Kim and John Vargo of More Than Meat and Potatoes and its affiliates are not dieticians or nutritionists. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If preferred, use your favorite online nutrition calculator to double check the amounts. Calories and other nutritional values can vary based on brand and serving size.

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