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Baked Cinnamon French Toast

Make breakfast special with this Baked Cinnamon French Toast.

There are things I do and products I buy simply because that is what I remember my mom doing or buying as I was growing up. My mom didn’t spend too much time in the kitchen because my dad did most of the cooking, but when it came to baking, I could often find her knee deep in flour and butter, electric mixer in hand. To this day, my dad does the majority of the cooking. But my mom, she does ALL the baking.

A super easy recipe for a delicious Baked Cinnamon French Toast Bake.

Now that I’m a mom and responsible for feeding three little mouths of my own, I find myself making dishes that I know my kids will love, just like my dad did when I was younger. One of my kid’s favorites is my Overnight French Toast Bake. To be honest, it’s kind of my favorite too because it’s super simple to prepare the night before and pop in the oven on a lazy Saturday morning. Because in my house, Saturday mornings are made for lazy! After basketball season ends, anyway.

A super easy recipe for a delicious Baked Cinnamon French Toast Bake.

But sometimes y’all, I just get in a rut and find that I’m making the same recipes week after week. And quite frankly, I get bored with the same ‘ole same ‘ole. And if I’m getting bored by the meals I’m making, I’m sure the kids are getting bored, too.

Thankfully they’re forgiving and understanding. Most of the time.

A super easy recipe for a delicious Baked Cinnamon French Toast Bake.

In my daily need to get stuck in the time suck known as Pinterest (because obviously I have soooo much extra time to waste), I stumbled on Ree Drummond’s recipe for Cinnamon Baked French Toast. Can you believe this is the first time I’ve tried one of her recipes? I know. Tragic! But I’ve got the first one in the books and I’m sure more will follow.


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Here’s a tip, y’all. Using a square cake cutter helps cut and serve the perfect piece of Baked Cinnamon French Toast every single time without having to touch it with your hands. Now the kids have no reason to argue over who got the bigger piece. This is a stainless steel cutter with contoured wooden handles specially designed to give you a comfortable grip while serving. It works perfectly on sheet cakes, coffee cakes, or any other rectangular cake. And it’s dishwasher safe on the top rack! Double win, y’all.


Baked Cinnamon French Toast

Baked Cinnamon French Toast
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
Ingredients
French Toast
  • Butter, for greasing the pan
  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Topping
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • sprinkle of grated nutmeg
  • 1 stick cold butter, cut into pieces
optional
  • syrup
  • fresh fruit
Instructions
  1. Rub a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with a stick of butter. Cut bread into bite-sized cubes and evenly distribute in the pan.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Carefully pour evenly over the bread cubes. If you don't plan on cooking immediately, cover tightly and store in the refrigerator until ready to cook or overnight.
  3. In a separate sealable bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Add butter and cut into the dry mixture until mixture is crumbly. If you are cooking the Baked Cinnamon French Toast immediately, sprinkle on top. If not, cover tightly and store in the refrigerator.
  4. When you're ready to indulge in deliciousness, preheat oven to 350 degrees. If you did the prepare ahead of time method, remove from refrigerator and sprinkle topping evenly over the top. Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and serve with fruit and syrup, if desired.

Totally drooling over here just thinking about the aroma that fills the house when I pop this Baked Cinnamon French Toast in the oven. Who needs Scentsy when you can have the real deal wafting through the house? If only I could bottle it up and sell it.

A super easy recipe for a delicious Baked Cinnamon French Toast Bake.

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Make breakfast a special occasion with this delicious Baked Cinnamon French Toast recipe. via @simplymommy
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    That sounds like heaven! Something like this would be absolutely DEVOURED in my house.

  2. 2

    That looks so good. I love that it is baked.

  3. 3

    Oh my goodness I want some! That looks like a great dessert or breakfast!

  4. 4

    That looks so amazing. I can’t think of anything better than cinnamon french toast in casserole form.

  5. 6

    I had no idea that they were 100 years old. Happy Birthday to Pyrex.

  6. 7

    The crumble on top of this looks amazing! I have only tried overnight french toast once and it was pretty good. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  7. 8

    This looks absolutely amazing. My mouth is watering. I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  8. 9

    As much as my kids love pancakes, waffles, and regular French Toast, I’m sad that I’ve never made Baked French Toast! That will have to be remedied soon.

  9. 10
    Lynsey Jones says:

    Oh my how I LLOOOVVVEEE French Toast but it is SUCH a hassle to make. This sounds awesome for a way to have it without the mess and time that it takes to prepare every morning!

  10. 11

    That French toast looks divine! I can just picture it on MY plate, drizzled with real maple syrup – yum!

  11. 12
    Allison says:

    Growing up, my mom always made an overnight fresh toast recipe for Easter morning! Yours looks much more fancy though! I can’t wait to try this!

  12. 13

    Yum. This looks so good. I would probably have to make myself not eat this all! Lol yum!

  13. 14

    Wow, now that is super appetizing. That cinnamony flavor is so comforting!

  14. 15

    I don’t think I could survive without my Pyrex pieces. They make cooking and baking dishes a breeze and always clean up easily too.

  15. 16

    Oh my heart, that looks heavenly! I want that this very weekend! But I want the husband to bake it for me! lol.

  16. 17

    That looks way too good to be breakfast! Pyrex definitely has amazing bakeware for these types of family meals

  17. 18
    Debbie Denny says:

    Oh my. That is a great and easy recipe. Perfect.

  18. 19

    That looks so crunchy and delicious! I would love to try it

  19. 20

    This looks great! I am a total sucker for french toast!

  20. 21

    WOW this looks yummy!! my kids would love having this for breakfast–they would think it was dessert time. Thanks for sharing–I’m going to have to give it a try!

  21. 22

    Yummy, this sounds so wonderful! I love cinnamon and baked french toast but never tried it at home, but that would be even better! I will be making this for my family next weekend, what a great recipe 🙂

  22. 23

    Pyrex is really one of those “tried and true” brands that you know you can trust. I don’t know what I’d do without my 4-cup measuring cup and all my Pyrex glass baking pans (like yours in the picture!). That recipe for french toast looks to-die-for good, too!

  23. 24

    Baked french toast is always a hit over here! I love how everyone has their own little twists to it!

  24. 25

    You always have the best recipes! This looks sooo good!

  25. 26

    This looks like a great breakfast to make for when you have family over! I will have this saved in my recipes for sure!

  26. 27

    OOOh that French toast sounds totally decadent and something my girls would absolutely love! I love Pyrex and have used their bowls and dishes since I first started cooking. They are what my grandma and mom used> How exciting that they are celebrating 100 years! Looking forward to these special collections!

  27. 28

    That looks so yummy. Now I’m hungry! Pyrex was the first thing I registered for when I was getting married……I still have what I got and use it practically daily!

  28. 29

    This looks really good! I love that it is a overnight baked recipe. So helpful!

  29. 30

    I would love a lazy Saturday but I work every Saturday. I bet my family would love Baker Cinnamon French Toast for Breakfast.

  30. 31

    Oh wow this looks delish. We do a pot luck breakfast for our teachers every year, this would be amazing.

  31. 32

    I have never actually had an overnight bakes french toast dish, but I always hear that they are so good. I really have to try making one.

  32. 33

    This looks delicious! I know my family would love this for breakfast.

  33. 34

    That looks really, really good! I love how easy it is and it would be great if you have guests over for a greta breakfast that doesn’t distract you from hositng too long.

  34. 35

    This looks amazing! Perfect for a big saturday morning breakfast

  35. 36

    This looks yummy! I’m sure my kids would enjoy the switch from our traditional French toast.

  36. 37

    This sounds absolutely delicious. I’m sure my family would love this, I can’t wait to make this.

  37. 38

    I do love Pyrex, so I totally entered that contest. Thank you for hosting. I also like your french toast recipe. That’s perfect weekend eating right there!

  38. 39

    Now I want that for breakfast. I think my daughter and husband would find it delicious, too.

  39. 40
    Amy Desrosiers says:

    I think this recipe looks so delish! I love anything baked apple.

  40. 41

    That french toast looks phenomenal! I am in charge of Sunday school breakfast in two weeks. Guess what I’m bringing?! (Yep, this deliciousness!)

  41. 42
    katrina g says:

    omg i need to try this! it looks way to good.

  42. 43

    I love Pyrex. I have several vintage pieces that I found at junk stores and thrift shops.

  43. 44
    Ashley says:

    Wow that looks really good. I love my Pyrex too, especially those that come with the lid.

  44. 45
    Kristi says:

    Oh wow… this looks and sounds amazing. Breakfast is my favorite meal… and for reasons like this meal. Will be adding this to our future meal list. Sort of reminds me of a Panakuchen type dish.

  45. 46

    You said Cinnamon and Pyrex, it is like the best of both worlds. So I am there!!! Thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe and fun giveaway.

  46. 47

    This sounds delicious! I’ll try it soon!

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