Baked French Toast


I got this recipe from my sister in law. She and my brother had it at their gift opening after the wedding. I make it any time we have people staying with us, and it is always a hit. You may sprinkle the top with pecans if you wish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
14 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
15 hrs
12 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut diagonally in 1 inch slices

  • 8 eggs

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half cream

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 1 ⅓ cups brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup


  1. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange the slices of bread in the bottom.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread slices, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

    Eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon mixed together and poured over top the slices of bread.

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  3. The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup; heat until bubbling.

    Butter, brown sugar and corn syrup boiling in a sauce pan.

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  4. Pour over bread and egg mixture.

    caramel sauce poured over bread and egg mixture.

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  5. Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes.

  6. Serve with berries and syrup.

    high angle looking at a plate with two slices of baked french toast, topped with syrup, powdered sugar and fresh fruit


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
20g Fat
44g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 131mg 10%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 219mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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