22 Baked French Toast Recipes
By: Jamie Garcia, Editor, RecipeLion.com
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Baked French toast is a great way to enjoy a classic breakfast dish. Served in a more casserole type of formation, these popular breakfast French toast recipes can be prepared in so many extremely creative ways.
Some of these French toast recipes are made with the classic ingredients such as cinnamon, vanilla, and milk, while some are changing up traditional methods, favoring ideas such as using buttermilk and all kinds of fruit. Strawberry cheesecake French toast, anyone? Yes, please!
When making French toast as a casserole, you can assemble it the night before and simply pop it in the oven the next morning. Once baking, you do not need to babysit it like traditional stove top method, which is half the appeal! This collection of oven-baked French toast recipes will make your breakfast delicious and easy to achieve!
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Easy Baked French Toast Recipes
These French toast casserole recipes are perfect for any time of the year. Whether it be a lazy Sunday morning or something you bring to a potluck, these easy French toast casseroles will hit the spot every time. If you can't always plan ahead for breakfast, many of these French toast recipes only need a short time to soak before baking. These are perfect recipes to have around during the holidays, too!
Easy French Toast Casserole - Made with only 5 ingredients it really is one of the easiest baked French toast recipes. Hot and delicious right out of the oven, just cut out a piece of this dreamy casserole and the first bite will be incredible. French toast, known in France as "pain perdu," which translates into lost bread, originally made use of leftover or stale bread so as not to waste it.
You also want to use a little thicker cut pieces of bread so they do not get overly soggy in the cooking process. When you use older bread and it is cooked in a casserole-type dish, it will absorb the other classic ingredients and become moist and reinvigorated from the entire cooking process.
Cinnamon French Toast Bread Pudding - Made with cubes of cinnamon raisin bagels and baked until perfectly golden brown, this breakfast-inspired casserole dish is perfection on a plate. Using challah or egg bread can help to make the optimal dish, which will have a creamy and soft center.
Make-Ahead Strawberry French Toast Bake - This sweet and simple recipe tastes like it was prepared in a restaurant. The Make-Ahead Strawberry French Toast Bake is a scrumptious breakfast option for any occasion.
"Adding fruit to a French toast casserole can really take it to the next level because you can get all of your food groups in one place: grains, dairy, protein, and fruit!," said Ashley Fehr from The Recipe Rebel blog site. "It's a super simple and hearty meal-in-one for breakfast or brunch."
Hawaiian Overnight French Toast Casserole - This tropical version of a classic French toast casserole is perfect to make for a weekend morning. Hawaiian Overnight French Toast Casserole is a make-ahead breakfast casserole made with King's Hawaiian bread and stuffed with banana slices and coconut.
Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole - Whether you're planning breakfast for dinner or want a casserole to enjoy in the morning, this recipe for Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole is sure to become your go-to favorite. It can be prepared the night before so all you need to do is throw it in the oven when you're ready for it.
Overnight Peach Cobbler French Toast Casserole - An easy Overnight French Toast Casserole topped with peach cobbler — the BEST French toast I’ve ever had! So perfect for Spring! Great make-ahead breakfast or brunch for holidays.
Sweetest Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole - Who doesn't love dessert for breakfast? This Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast Casserole is the best french toast bake recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Big Ol' Texas French Toast Bake - This brunch-worthy Big Ol' Texas French Toast Bake is definitely mouth-watering. This is a breakfast recipe for those mornings when you have a lot of hungry people at your table. Why settle for regular old french toast when you can have a mountain of cinnamon-sugared goodness?
You also want to make sure you do not skimp on the milk and the eggs used to prepare this luscious dish. Make sure you use at least a quarter-cup of milk and at least one egg for every two slices you prepare. This will also help your dish come out with a rich flavor after the cooking process.
Overnight French Toast Bake - An Overnight French Toast Bake is a great breakfast for a big crowd. Prepare it the night before and then enjoy this deliciously easy baked French toast with the whole family!
Seasonal Baked French Toast Recipes
These seasonal recipes for baked French toast will come in handy during the holidays! From great flavors like apple pie, eggnog, cranberry and more, these French toast casserole recipes are sure to be a hit around your breakfast table this holiday season.
Overnight Cranberry Orange French Toast Casserole - This festive casserole recipe cooks ahead of time so that it's ready and waiting to be served as soon as everyone wakes up and wanders into the kitchen. This simple recipe will make feeding a hungry crowd less of a chore and more of a memorable time spent with loved ones.
Apple Pie French Toast Casserole - There is nothing like having dessert for breakfast! With this overnight Apple Pie French Toast Casserole, you are able to get all the sweetness of a delectable apple pie while still satisfying your breakfast requirements. This is the perfect fall morning treat.
Glazed Eggnog Overnight French Toast - Christmas breakfast recipes don't have to be difficult to make. Glazed Eggnog Overnight French Toast is the perfect breakfast recipe for Christmas morning because it has rich notes of eggnog, but is still such an easy recipe to make.
Stuffed Pumpkin French Toast Bake - This make-ahead breakfast recipe is full of pumpkin flavor and stuffed with a cream cheese filling that everyone will love. Stuffed Pumpkin French Toast Bake is a French toast casserole with a pumpkin bread mixture, stuffed with a cream cheese filling, and topped with a crunchy crumb topping!
Creative French Toast Recipes
Peanut Butter and Banana Cinnamon French Toast - This Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast features thick slices of bread, drenched in a cinnamon mixture and topped with peanut butter! It also makes an easy breakfast that's packed with protein!
Copycat Burger King French Toast Sticks - When you're looking for a quick and easy breakfast recipe to take on the go, skip the drive-thru line and make these Copycat Burger King French Toast Sticks at home. Kids will love them and you'll love how simple they are to make.
Cake Batter French Toast - This fluffy French toast tastes just like cake batter, so you can enjoy that delicious cake taste for breakfast! Top it off with glaze and sprinkles, or syrup and powdered sugar -- whichever you prefer.
Savory Bagel French Toast Casserole - If you've never had a savory french toast casserole, now's the time to try one! This recipe for Savory Bagel French Toast Casserole is made with cut-up everything bagels, an egg mixture, and topped off with chunks of cream cheese and shredded Cheddar. Mmmm!
Overnight Smores French Toast Casserole - An easy, overnight french toast casserole is topped with marshmallows, chocolate chunks, and graham crackers and baked until irresistibly gooey — the perfect breakfast, brunch or brinner to take you from summer right through back to school. Only 8 ingredients!
Light Overnight Caramel French Toast - A super simple, make ahead breakfast dish that is delicious and light. No guilt over this one! If you put enough brown sugar in your recipe, it will eventually melt into a carmel-like sauce that will delight all who partake of your amazing dish.
Powdered sugar also adds another layer of sweetness while, adding a splash of liqueur such as various types of rum can really add a whole new layer of flavoring for an all adult gathering.
Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast - This recipe features all of your favorite things - pumpkin, cheesecake, and French toast - all rolled into one and served for breakfast. Thanks to the pumpkin puree, this easy French toast recipe is unbelievably moist.
Waffled French Toast Monte Cristo Sandwiches - These Waffled French Toast Monte Cristo Sandwiches are a brunch lover's dream come true. Each sandwich is a little piece of lunch between two slices of breakfast. Even if you've never had the original version of a Monte Cristo, this is still a must-try recipe.
Additionally, you can also feel free to change up your entire feel of this traditional dish by adding some savory ingredients to turn this into more of a meal, such as onions, sautéed spinach, bacon, or mushrooms.
Overnight Chocolate Cherry French Toast - This Overnight Chocolate Cherry French Toast is a decadent make-ahead breakfast perfect for the holidays or anytime you need a sweet treat first thing in the morning. Plus, you can make this casserole in muffin tins for an individual sized brunch!
5 Food Hacks for Best French Toast
- Make sure your bread is dry
- Use only egg yolks and NOT whites in your batter
- Your bread should be completely saturated before cooking
- Full-fat milk is much preferred in your batter
- Be generous in your recipe seasonings
What is your favorite French toast recipe? What about it attracted you to the recipe?
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