Baked Strawberry French Toast


Fresh strawberries and cream bring rich flavor to this easy oven strawberry French toast recipe. Perfect make-ahead recipe for breakfast or brunch! Serve with extra berries, whipped cream, and strawberry syrup.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 loaf day-old Italian bread

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

  • 8 large eggs

  • 2 cups milk

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease or spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Slice the bread into 16 slices using a sharp knife. Save the ends to use in another dish, or discard. Arrange the bread slices in the prepared baking pan. Tuck strawberry slices between and around the bread.

  3. Whisk eggs, milk, cream, sugar, lemon zest, almond extract, and salt together until well combined.

  4. Pour the egg mixture over the bread slices. Press down on the top of the bread to help the egg absorb; it's okay if a little is in the bottom of the pan. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Bake in the center of the preheated oven until the bread is firm when gently pressed and the top is crispy and golden, 45 to 55 minutes.


Cook's Notes:

You can use 2% or whole milk.

If you are making this the night before, cover the pan with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours. Let the pan stand on the counter while you are preheating the oven.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

406 Calories
15g Fat
52g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 406
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 211mg 70%
Sodium 628mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 23mg 116%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 321mg 7%

* 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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