French Toast Bake


French_Toast_Bake4I’ve made the same Christmas morning breakfast for the past 10 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 stuff 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

An incredibly easy and delicious way to make french toast!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
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 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 and drizzle with maple syrup.






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12 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!!

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