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French Toast Bake – An Easy, Overnight Recipe

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French Toast Bake – An Easy, Overnight Recipe: This breakfast dish using french bread, heavy cream, brown sugar and a blend of spices smells and tastes amazing in the morning! Perfect for brunch or a weekend breakfast!

I’ve seen french toast bake recipes all over Pinterest. It always looked crazy delicious and looked fairly easy.

When I was watching an episode of The Pioneer Woman, the other day, I saw her whip up a baked french toast dish, and of course… it looked FABULOUS.

So I decided to give it a whirl, and have a girlfriend over for brunch, & have Baked French Toast and Mimosas.

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French Toast Bake in a red pan

Perfect excuse, right? 

So my favorite thing about making this French Toast Bake is that I can make it the night before, and practically throw the thing in the oven when I wake up. An hour later, it looks like I’ve been up since dawn, slaving away in the kitchen.

French Toast Bake Recipe

Buy this casserole dish HERE! (It’s one of my favorites!)

French toast bake in a red casserole baking dish

Look at the glorious mass of deliciousness.

french toast bake with a toddler

 As soon as my toddler rolled out of bed, he smelled what was going on, and had to partake in the event.

french toast bake on a white plate with fruit

 Honestly, I don’t think it really needs syrup, but you can’t really make something, “too,” good… so go ahead throw some syrup on.

Baked French Toast Recipe with syrup being poured over it
Baked French Toast Recipe

French Toast Bake

Jessica Burgess
A baked french toast recipe that you can spend 15 minutes preparing, let sit overnight and then bake it in the morning. A delicious breakfast dish to serve out of town guests, or a hungry family!
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting Time 6 hrs
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 398 kcal


  • 1 loaf French bread
  • butter or non-stick spray for coating casserole dish
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 stick butter cold; cut into pieces


  • Grease a 9×13 casserole dish with butter or non-stick spray.
  • Tear or cut the French bread into chunks/cubes, and evenly distribute into the dish.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cream white sugar, brown sugar & vanilla.
  • Evenly pour egg mixture over the bread.
  • Cover the bread and store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Preferably overnight.


  • Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg in a separate bowl.
  • Add the pieces of butter, and mix together with either a pastry cutter or a fork {supplementing your hands, combining the ingredients, until the texture is fine pebbles.}
  • Store topping in the fridge until right before baking.

Bake the French Toast:

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle topping over french toast.
  • Bake uncovered for 1 hour.


Serving: 1serving (1/6 recipe)Calories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 10gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 360mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 625IUCalcium: 105mgIron: 2.2mg
Keyword breakfast recipe for kids, brunch recipe, christmas morning recipe, french toaste bake
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Original Recipe Source & Inspiration: The Pioneer Woman – Baked French Toast

You guys, this recipe was so easy. If I can do it… you can totally do it. That’s what I love about The Pioneer Woman. She makes everything so simple, and tasty.

Baked French Toast Recipe in a red pan

Let me know if you make it! I wanna hear what you think!

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2 thoughts on “French Toast Bake – An Easy, Overnight Recipe

  1. Monica Powell says:

    5 stars
    This is the Best French toast bake recipe I’ve tried!!! Super easy and yummy!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Yay!!! I’m so glad, thank you so much Monica for letting us know!

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