Baked French Toast

“Any day is special when Mom makes one of her French toast recipes, like this do-ahead baked version.” —Jill Baughman, New York, New York

Easy make-ahead breakfast - Baked French ToastTaste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8servings 20minutes + chilling 40minutes + standing
Servings Prep Time
8servings 20minutes + chilling
Cook Time
40minutes + standing
Portions: servings
Portions: servings
  1. Cut bread into 1-in.-thick slices. Arrange in a single layer in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Lightly beat next 6 ingredients; stir in milk and cream. Pour egg mixture over bread, turning once to coat. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Turn bread again to coat. For topping, combine flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and, if desired, nutmeg. Sprinkle flour mixture over bread.
  3. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in center comes out clean and topping is golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Top with blueberries or raspberries; sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Recipe Notes

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Top this decadent French toast with whatever fruit is in season. Go with berries in the spring, stone fruit in summer, apples or pears in fall, and citrus in winter.
  • Switch it up by using brioche or challah in place of French bread. Or go all-out with thick slices of cinnamon-raisin bread.

Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 297 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fibre), 9g protein.