Sunday Brunch Recipes – Baked French Toast

We have a new favorite Sunday breakfast dish, The Pioneer Woman’s baked french toast.  Holy moley is it good. I took one bite, then sat there and shoveled the rest of it in, I could.not.stop.  Everyone in our family gave it a thumbs up {even the Handsome Husband}.  If you haven’t made this recipe before, you seriously need to.

Here is my version of the recipe. {I halved the ingredients, used Italian bread and 2% milk}

French Toast Ingredients
8 slices french or Italian bread {I used Italian bread}
4 eggs
1 cup milk {I used 2%}
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/3 + 2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar Topping
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick cold butter, cut into small cubes


Generously butter an 8×8 round baking dish.  Cut bread into 2″ cubes and toss into the buttered dish. In a small bowl, combined the eggs, milk, whipping cream, sugar and vanilla.  Pour egg mixture over bread.  Cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.

For the topping, combined the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and butter together in a bowl.  Use the tips of your fingers {or a pastry blender} and mix until everything is combined and you have nice, fat, spiced butter crumbles.  Place the topping in a zip baggie and place in the refrigerator.

The next morning, preheat the oven to 350. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar topping over french toast mixture and bake for 50 minutes.

Serve with maple syrup and powered sugar.

For more Pioneer Woman recipes, check out her latest book, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier.  Amazon currently has it in stock and ready to ship.


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  1. Gayle Cruickshank says

    This looks sooooooooooo good. Looking forward to trying it. I think it would be wonderful for breakfast on Christmas morning.

  2. says

    I made this for Jamey for Father’s Day this year and we loved it, too. We decided, though, that it was rich enough to be saved for only really special occasions. So, it’s his new Father’s Day breakfast tradition :-).

  3. nichole says

    8 slices of bread equals approximately how many cups? I have a 1/2 loaf of italian bread but it isn’t sliced. Guess I should jave asked to have it sliced in the bakery.

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