Easy Baked French Toast with Texas Toast
This easy French Toast Bake made thick Texas Toast is a perfect way to enjoy a cozy morning with the ones you love. About 10 minutes of prep and baked to perfection with brown sugar and a hint of cinnamon. This will be a family favorite for a special brunch or simple morning together.
- 12 slices texas toast
- 6 large eggs
- ¾ c whole milk
- ¼ c maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 T brown sugar
- 2 medium ripe pears, sliced optional
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cut or tear bread into small, 1-2 in. pieces and add to a 2-3 qt. greased casserole dish. (For best results, use day old bread or bread that is slightly stale. You can bake the bread pieces at 325°F for about 30 minutes as another option.)
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, maple, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over bread and mix to coat well and allow all the mixture to be absorbed. (hands work well for this part!)
If you are adding the pears, slice them into small pieces and then toss them with the cinnamon and brown sugar. If you are not, toss the cinnamon and brown sugar together in a bowl without the pears. Add the pears to the bread mixture and stir to combine. Or sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture over top of the bread and egg and lightly toss.
Bake for 30 minutes or until bread on top is browned and egg is cooked through.
Cool for 5-10 minutes and then serve with warm maple syrup.
Store leftovers in refrigerator.
- You do not have to use Texas toast, but a nice thick cut bread does do really well in general for this French Toast bake. You could use a thick Brioche bread as well like I do for this Cinnamon Roll Baked French Toast.
- You could make this ahead of time and allow the bread to soak in the egg mixture overnight. For best results, prep just the night before baking.
Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 374mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 10mg