French Toast Bake made with soft bread, spiced with warm cinnamon & brown sugar. Breakfast cinnamon french toast bake is made the night before, then baked & served with berries the next day!
Making this baked cinnamon french toast is so simple, with only 5 minutes of prep time you will have a delightful meal ready to bake in the morning. This french toast bake recipe does call for setting overnight, it allows the flavors to deepen and create an extraordinary breakfast dish!
Easy French Toast Bake
If you are anything like me and my family, we LIVE for breakfast. We enjoy breakfast food morning, day or night! For our size of family I also have to get creative with recipes that feed a crowd but also do not take a long time to make. Once I found this amazing french toast bake recipe I knew it would become a household favorite! Not only is it extremely simple to make, it is so delicious too! It is so easy to prepare, the ingredients are simple and I usually have most of them in my kitchen already. Try this recipe for your next brunch get together or prep it in the morning to enjoy a special breakfast for dinner treat.
French Toast Bake Ingredients
Bread: You will need 1 loaf of bread, diced into cubes, for the base of this recipe. You can use any bread you have on hand or get a special thick french toast style loaf if you like.
Eggs: Using 8 eggs for this amazing dish will give a nice rich taste and great texture.
Milk: For a nice creamy consistency add in 2 cups of milk to this dish.
Whipping cream: For added sweet flavor use 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
Vanilla extract: Use 2 tsp of vanilla extract to help enhance all the wonderful flavors in this recipe.
Cinnamon: Adding in 1 tsp of cinnamon gives this dish a lovely warm spiced taste.
Nutmeg: Using 1/2 tsp of nutmeg pairs perfectly with all the flavors in this dish.
Butter: You need 3/4 cup of butter to give this dish a soft, creamy and rich taste.
Brown sugar: For an amazing deep flavor, add in 1 1/3 cup of brown sugar.
Flour: Use 1 cup of flour to create a perfect texture for this french toast recipe.
Easy step by step on how to make French Toast Bake
Start by greasing a 13×9 pan really well, with either butter or non-stick cooking spray.
Next, cut the loaf of bread into cubes and place them into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
Then, in a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, whipping cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Proceed to pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes.
Cover this dish with saran wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight or for 5-6 hours.
After the chilling and setting period, whether the next morning or later that day, preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
Then, in a microwave safe bowl place the butter, brown sugar and flour into the microwave and heat for 30-45 second intervals, stirring between each one, until mixture is completely melted.
Pour the melted butter mixture over the egg soaked bread and coat evenly over the entire pan.
Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 45-60 minutes, longer depending on how crisp you like it.
Let it cool for about 5 minutes before cutting.
Serve and enjoy!
What to serve with Baked French Toast Casserole
This french toast bake is a sweet and filling treat, but there are so many amazing side dishes to serve with it! The obvious favorites to go along with this meal is some seasonal fresh fruit, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or raspberries would be delicious! Or add a savory protein like some yummy crispy bacon or breakfast sausage. You could even make a tasty yogurt parfait that would be a light and fresh pairing with this casserole dish. Not matter what you serve alongside this dish it will surely be amazing!
French Toast Bake
- 10 slices Bread diced into cubes
- 8 Eggs
- 2 cups Milk
- 1 cup Whipping cream
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Nutmeg
- ¾ cup Butter
- 1⅓ cup Brown sugar
- 1 cup Flour
- Start by greasing a 13×9 pan really well, with either butter or non-stick cooking spray.
- Next, cut the loaf of bread into cubes and place them into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- Then, in a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, whipping cream, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Proceed to pour the egg mixture over the bread cubes.
- Cover this dish with saran wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight or for 5-6 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Then, in a microwave safe bowl place the butter, brown sugar and flour into the microwave and heat for 30-45 second intervals, stirring between each one, until mixture is completely melted.
- Pour the melted butter mixture over the egg soaked bread and coat evenly over the entire pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 45-60 minutes, longer depending on how crisp you like it. Let it cool for about 5 minutes before cutting. Serve and enjoy!
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How long is left over french toast bake good for?
If there are any left overs, you can save the rest in an airtight container for 2-3 days. You will want to reheat it in the oven for 15-20 minutes, give it a stir halfway through to move around the liquids well.
Can I freeze french toast bake?
This type of dish has a lot of liquid in it and probably will not hold up well when frozen. Because this dish is already made ahead of time and baked hours later, I do not recommend freezing it.
For more great breakfast recipes, try some of these!
- FALL FRUIT BREAKFAST CRUMBLE
- ORANGE BREAKFAST CRESCENTS
- HASH BROWN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
- CROCKPOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
- BACON BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE
- BREAKFAST ROLLS
- CHEESY HASHBROWN BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
- PROTEIN BREAKFAST WRAPS
- PANCAKE BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
- EASY BREAKFAST NACHOS
French Toast Bake is a sensational breakfast dish that is perfect for your family or feeding a crowd. This cinnamon french toast bake has buttery bread, spiced with warm cinnamon and sweet brown sugar.