Easy Cinnamon French Toast Bake

Baked Cinnamon French Toast 2
Lemon Sugar
  • Yield: 12 servings


French Toast
1loaf day-old crusty bread (like French or Sourdough)
8 whole eggs
1cup milk
1 1/2cups heavy cream
3/4cup sugar
2tablespoons vanilla extract
2teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2cup all-purpose flour
1/2cup packed brown sugar
1teaspoon cinnamon
1/4teaspoon salt
8tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
butter and maple syrup, for serving


  1. Cut bread into small (about 1 inch) cubes.
  2. Prepare a 9×13 baking dish by coating generously with butter.
  3. Place bread cubes into the baking dish. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs.
  5. Add milk, heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  6. Pour the custard over the bread crumbs. Use your hands or a spoon to combine and coat each bread cube with the mixture.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 but up to 24 hours.
For Topping:
  1. In a small bowl, combine butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Use forks or a pastry cutter to combine until it forms a coarse (about pea-size) crumb.
  3. Cover the mixture and put it into the refrigerator until ready to use.
  1. When ready, preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Pour topping over the top of the french toast. If desired (I did) top with some chopped pecans or walnuts for an extra crunch.
  3. Bake for 35-50 minutes (ovens vary greatly) until desired consistency is reached – we like ours completely set up, and took it out of the oven at 40 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool slightly, then serve warm with a generous pat of butter and maple syrup.
  5. Enjoy!

This recipe from Lemon Sugar and Honest Cooking was republished with permission. It originally appeared as Baked Cinnamon French Toast.

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