Baked French Toast Recipe

Baked French Toast Recipe

This Baked French Toast Recipe is amazing for any special occasion. Packed full of fresh fruit goodness this is a sweet breakfast favorite that will be the hit of your next gathering. This is an easy, fun recipe for oven baked french toast.

This recipe is made ahead of time. It rests for 1 hour and bakes for 1 hour. This gives you time to set your table, cook up some bacon or sausages, enjoy a mimosa with your guests, and get ready for an outstanding day.

How to make Baked French Toast

A Step by Step guide for making oven Baked French Toast

First Step

  • Cut Challah bread into 3/4-inch slices
  • Arrange in a 3 quart baking dish with overlapping layers
  • Place fruit evenly into each layer and spread remaining fruit over the top

Second Step

  • In a large mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon salt
  • Add eggs, milk and vanilla
  • Whisk to thoroughly combine
  • Pour evenly over bread and fruit
  • Press down bread and fruit to submerge in liquid
  • Allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour

Third Step

  • Preheat oven to 350°F degrees
  • Mix 1/3 cup remaining sugar and 1 teaspoon remaining cinnamon
  • Evenly sprinkle over the top of the casserole
  • Bake for 1 hour until casserole is golden brown on top
  • Rest for 10 minutes prior to serving
  • Serve with warm maple syrup

Delicious variations for oven French Toast

You can make numerous variations of this wonderful recipe. Here are three of our favorites:

  • Use Blueberries for the fruit
  • Use sliced Strawberries for the fruit
  • Replaced milk 1:1 with egg nog. This is a holiday favorite of ours!

Tips for making the best French Toast

  1. What caused my French Toast to become soggy?
    • If you have too much milk mixture the egg will not cook properly
    • If you don’t bake the casserole long enough it can cause the finished toast to be soggy
    • The ideal French toast will be soft on the bottom of the casserole and crisp golden brown on top
  2. If you are not able to find Challah Bread you can use Brioche bread as a substitute
  3. Warm your maple syrup on the stove or in the microwave. It will add a wonderful touch to your breakfast

Enjoy these beverages with your brunch and French Toast

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5 from 6 votes

Baked French Toast Recipe

This Baked French Toast Recipe is amazing for any special occasion. Packed full of fresh fruit goodness this is a sweet breakfast favorite that will be the hit of your next gathering.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Precook Resting1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Jayne Harter

Equipment

  • 9" x 12" Baking Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Challah Bread or Brioche
  • 18 ounces Fresh Raspberries, Blueberries or Strawberries
  • 8 whole eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup sugar – set aside for topping
  • 1 tsp cinnamon – set aside for topping

Instructions

  • Cut bread into 3/4 inch slices
  • Arrange in a 3 quart baking dish with overlapping layers
  • Place fruit evenly into each layer and spread remaining fruit over the top
  • In a large mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon salt
  • Add eggs, milk and vanilla, and whisk thoroughly to combine
  • Pour egg mixture evenly over bread and fruit. Press bread and fruit down to submerge in the liquid
  • Allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour
  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Mix remaining 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together and evenly sprinkle over the top of casserole
  • Bake for 1 hour, until casserole is golden brown on top
  • Rest for 10 minutes prior to serving. Serve with warm maple syrup

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