Baked French Toast

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Recipe: #6809

October 17, 2012

Categories: French Toast

"In the Fall I like to serve the baked French toast topped with sauteed skillet apples"

Original is 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (314.2 g)
  • Calories 717.5
  • Total Fat - 40.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 276.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1020 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.8 g
  • Protein - 23.1 g
  • Calcium - 159.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a shallow pan, combine eggs, milk, and vanilla. Place bread in a buttered 13x9-inch baking dish and pour the egg mixture over the slices; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes

Step 2

Peat oven to 375 degrees F. In a bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon.

Step 3

Uncover the dish, sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until bread slices are golden brown.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting French bread, look for a loaf that is at least a day old so it will be easier to slice.
  • When selecting milk, try to use whole milk for the richest flavor.

  • Substitute almond milk for regular milk - Almond milk is a great substitute for regular milk as it is dairy-free and has a nutty flavor that can add a delicious dimension to the French toast.
  • Substitute maple syrup for sugar - Maple syrup is a healthier alternative to sugar as it is naturally sweet and has many health benefits. It also adds a unique flavor to the French toast that will make it even more delicious.

Coconut French Toast Replace the cinnamon sugar mixture with a mixture of 1/2 cup shredded coconut and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Add 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract to the egg mixture.

Maple-Glazed Bacon. This sweet and savory side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Baked French Toast. The salty bacon combined with the sweet maple glaze provides a delicious contrast to the cinnamon-sugar flavors of the French toast.

Fruit Salad: This light and refreshing side dish is the perfect complement to the Baked French Toast. The sweet and tangy flavors of the fruit contrast nicely with the cinnamon-sugar flavors of the French Toast, and the bright colors of the fruit provide a beautiful presentation.


Q: How long should I refrigerate the French toast?

A: Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before baking. This allows the egg mixture to fully soak into the bread slices.

Q: What type of bread is best for French toast?

A: Thick slices of stale bread, such as brioche or challah, work best for French toast. Stale bread absorbs more of the egg mixture, resulting in a richer flavor and a softer texture.

1 Reviews


Easy for company recipe. I used 20 Grain Bread and it was very good but next time I will stick with French Bread. The white bread will allow you to enjoy the sugar cinnamon topping more..A very enjoyable Sunday Brunch


review by:
(6 Jan 2013)

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Fun facts:

1. French toast is believed to have been created in the 4th or 5th century by the Romans, who called it "pan dulcis".

2. French toast has been served to US presidents, including Thomas Jefferson, who was known to enjoy it for breakfast.