French Toast Bake

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This wonderful French Toast Bake needs to make an appearance at your breakfast table. Pieces of sour dough bread are covered in a milky egg and sugar mixture then baked to perfection! The cinnamon-crumble topping is the best part!

French toast bake is not your traditional french toast, it's all baked up in one casserole dish but still full of that cinnamon flavor.

I’ve made the same Christmas morning breakfast for the past 15 years. Mom’s Breakfast Bake and our favorite Cinnamon Rolls. My family loves it and I do too, but I thought it was time to change things up this year! 😀 That being said, let me introduce to you FRENCH TOAST BAKE aka. the most wonderful and easy way to make french toast!

This bake is fabulous, my friends. The flavor and texture are just perfect. Think of it as french toast and cinnamon rolls combined into one amazing breakfast cake.

I love that it can be prepped the night before, so all you do is pop it in the oven when you’re ready for breakfast. Stress-free and yummy food is what I’m all about!

French toast bake is not your traditional french toast, it's all baked up in one casserole dish but still full of that cinnamon flavor.


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French toast bake is not your traditional french toast, it's all baked up in one casserole dish but still full of that cinnamon flavor.
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French Toast Bake

An incredibly easy and delicious way to make french toast!
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author Holly


  • 1 loaf sourdough or french bread
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into small pieces


  • Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with butter. Cut bread into cubes and then evenly distribute in the pan.
  • In a medium sized bowl mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over the bread. Cover tightly and store in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add nutmeg if desired. Add butter pieces and cut them into the dry mixture until mixture resembles fine pebbles. Store in a Ziploc in the fridge.
  • When ready to bake the casserole, preheat oven to 350° F. Remove casserole from the fridge and sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over the top. Bake for 45 minutes for a softer, more bread pudding texture. Bake 1 hour or more for a firmer, less liquid texture.
  • Scoop out individual portions. Top with powdered sugar and maple syrup.



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18 thoughts on “French Toast Bake

  1. Do you think this recipe would work if I did it in half? We are traveling Christmas night and I don’t really want to leave leftovers.

    I always love all your recipes! Thanks for sharing them!!!

  2. I made this for our family’s Christmas morning breakfast….I didn’t even serve it with the maple syrup since it was delicious and seemed perfectly complete without it. I baked it for 45 mins for a bread-pudding consistency and it was amazing! Thanks Holly!

  3. Made christmas 2015 for my family. When I went to work, three other people made it, that day too. I did make extra liquid part because bread loaf was big, and glad I did. Another one I tasted was too dry. I also added a little more topping and it rocked.

  4. So I bought too many rolls for Christmas dinner and was browsing Pinterest for a way to use them up. Long story short, I used egg knot rolls in replace of the French bread. Super yummy recipe!!

  5. 5 stars
    One of the best and easiest b-fast dishes I have made. Kids and adults love LOVE love this dish. thanks for sharing!! I made with Texas toast a few hour before baking-was delicious.

  6. 5 stars
    Love this recipe been usIng it for years. Only thing I changed is using oatmeal instead of flour for topping… Thank you for a quick and easy breakfast for our family of 7

  7. 5 stars
    Holly thank you for this great recipe I made it for our Christmas morning breakfast and it was a big hit. This will definitely be a new tradition at our house. It was so easy to put together.

    Hope you and your family had a great Christmas.

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