Baked French Toast

Baking is a wonderful alternative to frying. Try out this Baked French Toast with fresh fruit for a filling breakfast!

Baked French Toast

Recipe by Chef Leah, E.A.T. Marketplace
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

2 1/2

hours
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories Per Serving

440

kcal

    Ingredients

    • Room temperature unsalted butter (for the baking dish)

    • 8 large farm eggs 

    • 1 cup milk 

    • 1 cup heavy cream or half and half

    • 1/3 cup brown sugar

    • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extrac

    • 1 tsp. cinnamon

    • 1/2 tsp. salt (kosher salt)

    • 1 (1 lb. loaf) of mixed breads

    • TOPPING:
    • 2 tbsp. butter

    • 1/2 cup apricot preserve

    • SERVE WITH:
    • Maple syrup

    • Whipped cream

    • Berries

    • Banana

    • Granola

    • Chocolate chips

    Directions

    • Cut bread into 1” cubes, then toast in oven at 325°F to dry bread out, lightly toasting it (about 10-15 minutes).

    • Butter the bottom and sides of a 9×13-inch baking dish.

    • Whisk together whole eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, & salt. Place toasted/dried bread (once cool) in baking dish and then cover with wet ingredients.

    • Push your bread down into the mixture, as you want the bread to absorb liquid. If you see dry bread and feel there is not enough liquid- scramble 1 additional egg with milk or heavy cream, and cover dry areas.

    • Refrigerate covered for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

    • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F, then top with apricot preserve, butter, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover with parchment and foil, then bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is golden brown and crunchy, remove from the oven and rest for 10 more minutes.

    • Serve with scrambled eggs, champagne mimosas and a lovely bar of yummy toppings!

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