A Baked French Toast Recipe So Good You’ll Need Seconds

baked french toast

Ah, French toast. A breakfast classic that is loved by many, and a dish that has been around for centuries. The history of French toast dates back to the time of the Romans, who used a mixture of milk, eggs, and spices to soak their bread slices before cooking them. The first published recipe for French toast appears in Apicius, a collection of Roman recipes from the 4th or 5th century. The French, of course, adopted the dish and named it “pain perdu,” which translates to “lost bread,” because it was a way to use up stale bread.

Today, French toast is a dish that is enjoyed around the world, and there are countless variations of it. But nothing beats a classic baked French toast that is served with a delicious array of garnishes. Here’s a recipe for a delicious baked French toast that’s sure to please everyone at the breakfast table.

What You’ll Need For Baked French Toast:

  • 8 slices of thick white bread, ideally it’s a little stale. If you don’t have stale bread, slice it the night before and leave it out. Stale bread will allow for the mix to really soak into the bread.
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

  • Large baking dish
  • Whisk
  • Medium bowl
  • Medium saucepan

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a large baking dish with some butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt until the mixture is well combined.
  3. Dip each slice of bread into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides.
  4. Place the soaked slices of bread into the greased baking dish.
  5. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, pour the butter over the soaked slices of bread.
  6. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until the French toast is golden brown.
  7. Serve the French toast hot, with a selection of garnishes such as syrup, honey, butter, jam, or fresh fruit.


  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Jam
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh berries (such as blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries)

This baked French toast recipe is sure to be a hit at your next breakfast gathering. With a few simple ingredients and a few minutes in the oven, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying breakfast. Bon Appétit!

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