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French Toast Bake – Immaculate Bites

French Toast Bake – Easy and delicious layers of cinnamon and French toast topped with crispy bread crumbs baked in the oven for the ultimate breakfast or brunch comfort food. You can make it the night before or bake it right away. Either way, it tastes great! πŸ˜‹

Good old white bread works best for this recipe. I always use Texas Toast style bread. It also absorbs eggs well, resulting in a taller baked result. Of course, you can use regular bread as well.

Coquito is an optional ingredient in this recipe (you can also use heavy cream), but I highly recommend adding extra. That rich, creamy coconut rum drink makes for the most amazing French he’s toast. Best of all, you can assemble everything the night before. Then put it in the oven the next morning. Delicious and convenient! πŸ™Œ

Enjoy a plate of freshly baked French toast casserole

French Toast Bake: The Perfect Breakfast for Large Families

I love French toast, but I’ve always avoided making French toast for large family gatherings. Luckily, this baked French toast recipe is the perfect solution. I now make this regularly for breakfast or brunch when I’m expecting a large crowd.

recipe ingredients

What you need to make this delicious casserole
What you need to make syrup
  1. bread – This recipe requires a loaf of 14 oz bread. White bread is the best in my opinion, but you can substitute any bread you like.
  2. egg – Like stovetop French toast, this recipe calls for lots of eggs.
  3. dairy products – Soak the bread in coconut milk, milk, and coquito (or fresh cream) to make it moist after baking.
  4. sugar and spices – Adding cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract to white and brown sugar will make your kitchen smell better and your toast tastes even better.
  5. Ingredients for topping – Crumbly topping requires flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and butter. Hmmm!
  6. syrup – The crowning glory here is the boozy syrup. Add butter and vanilla extract, maple syrup, bourbon or rum, and a pinch of salt to create an out-of-this-world drizzle on your freshly baked French he toast.

how to make french toast

Cut the bread into cubes and soak in the milk and egg.
Make a breadcrumb topping and bake to make syrup

assemble and bake

  • cut bread – Cut the bread into cubes. Place the cubes evenly in the prepared baking dish. set aside. (Photos 1-3)
  • wet ingredients – Place eggs, coconut milk, coquito, milk, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and whisk until everything is thoroughly combined. (Photos 4-5)
  • assemble – Pour the mixture evenly over the bread, pushing down on the bread as needed so that every inch is submerged in the egg mixture. (Photo 6)
  • holiday – Leave for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  • make toppings – Next, combine the topping ingredients. Mix flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and butter until smooth and sprinkle evenly over the dough. (Photos 7-9)
  • bake 45 to 50 minutes or until top is golden brown. It should be crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. (Photo 10)

make syrup

  • Melted butter – While the French toast is baking, melt the butter for the syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add sweetness – Once melted, add maple syrup and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until syrup is warm.
  • Add Flavor – Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, salt and bourbon. Set aside, bake and serve. (Photos 11-12)
  • Serve – Remove the baked French toast from the oven and let it cool slightly. Either the entire casserole is drizzled with syrup, or individual portions are drizzled by guests.
Family Love Butter French Toast Bake

recipe variations

  1. Pumpkin French toast that is perfect for fall and winter breakfast. Add about Β½ cup of pumpkin puree to the milk mixture before pouring it over the toast.
  2. Make Baked French Toast Cheesecake even more decadent and feast-inspired. Add a little maple syrup and whisk about 6 ounces of cream cheese at room temperature. Once creamy, scoop 1 tablespoon between slices of bread around the casserole dish before baking.
  3. obsessed with toppings. Sprinkle fresh fruit, homemade whipped cream, dried fruit, and chopped nuts over this baked French he toast recipe and everything is delicious. Enjoy with your favorite toppings. 😁

tips and tricks

  1. Skip cutting the bread if you need more time. Go ahead and dip the bread slices into the egg mixture and place them in layers on a plate.
  2. French toast for two? Cut the recipe in half and make it in a loaf pan instead of a large casserole dish.
  3. If the French toast looks too charred, cover it with aluminum foil for the rest of the baking time.

advance instructions

This recipe tastes best when made ahead of time, so assemble it a day or two in advance and bake it whenever you’re ready to serve. You can also freeze freshly baked French toast casserole for up to three months. Simply thaw in the refrigerator the night before breakfast and reheat in the oven or microwave. If using oven, set to 177Β°C and bake for about 20 minutes or until browned.

How to eat and store

Serves French toast fresh out of the oven while still delicious and toasted (pun intended). πŸ˜‚ Drizzle with syrup and enjoy!

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3-5 days. The individual pieces are thoroughly reheated in the microwave, but you can also use the oven to reheat the entire dish if desired. Keep the temperature relatively low at 300-350Β°F/150-177Β°C and bake until heated through.

enjoy French toast

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is freshly baked French toast soggy?

One common problem is bread that is too thin or too thin. Aim for a thick, dense loaf for this recipe. Another problem is baking at too high a temperature. Stick to 350°F/177°C and bake all over for 45-50 minutes. 😬

How long to soak french toast in eggs

I love the texture of custard when freshly baked French toast is soaked in the milk mixture for several hours. Note that the timings are for freshly baked French toast, not regular stovetop French toast that you soak for no more than 20 minutes.

Does milk matter in French toast?

Technically any milk will do, but I think the creamier the better. This will enhance the flavor even more. πŸ₯₯

accompaniment to french toast

All the usual breakfast and brunch players go well with the French Toast Bake.Please try to eat side by side egg muffin or sausage egg casseroleSometimes I like to balance it with rich flavor tropical fruit salad on the side too.

Don’t forget to provide your guests with plenty of coffee. chai tea latte, perhaps? Honestly, any hot drink goes beautifully with this bake. β˜•οΈ

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Conclusion

This is the perfect satisfying breakfast dish to feed the crowd with a sweet tooth! What’s your favorite variation on French toast? 🀩

see how to make

This blog post was originally published in December 2017 and has been updated with additional tips, new photos, and videos.

grilled french toast

Easy and delicious layers of cinnamon and French toast baked in a crusty crumb top for the ultimate breakfast or brunch comfort food. You can make it the night before or bake it right away.

instructions

assembly

  • Spray or liberally butter a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Place bread cubes evenly in prepared baking dish. set aside.

  • Place eggs, coconut milk, coquito, milk, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl and whisk until everything is thoroughly combined.

  • Pour the mixture evenly over the bread, pressing down on the bread as needed so that every inch is submerged in the egg mixture.

  • Let stand for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

baking

  • When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350Β°F/177Β°C.

  • Next, combine the topping ingredients. Mix flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and butter until smooth and sprinkle evenly over the dough.

  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until surface is golden brown. It should be crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

  • While the French toast is baking, melt the butter for the syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  • Once melted, add maple syrup and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until syrup is warm.

  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, salt and bourbon. Set aside, bake and serve.

  • Remove the baked French toast from the oven and let it cool slightly. Drizzle the syrup all over the casserole or let your guests drizzle their own portions.

Tips and notes:

  • Skip cutting the bread if you need more time. Go ahead and dip the bread slices into the egg mixture and place them in layers on a plate.
  • French toast for two? Cut the recipe in half and make it in a loaf pan instead of a large casserole dish.
  • If the French toast looks too charred, cover it with aluminum foil for the rest of the baking time.
  • Keep in mind that nutritional information is approximate and can vary greatly depending on products used in recipes.

Nutrition Facts Table:

Serving: 240g| | calorie: 424kcal (twenty one%)| | carbohydrate: 52g (17%)| | protein: 8g (16%)| | thick: twenty oneg (32%)| | saturated fat: 13g (81%)| | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g| | Monounsaturated fat: Fiveg| | Trans fat: 0.5g| | cholesterol: 148mg (49%)| | sodium: 176mg (8%)| | potassium: 233mg (7%)| | fiber: 1g (Four%)| | sugar: 36g (40%)| | Vitamin A: 608IU (12%)| | Vitamin C: 0.3mg| | calcium: 110mg (11%)| | iron: 2mg (11%)

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