Cinnamon and Sugar French Toast Bake

Cinnamon and Sugar French Toast Bake

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1 large (1 pound) loaf French Bread
8 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cups sugar
1 tablespoons vanilla
3 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 stick cold butter, cut in small pieces
Fresh berries (optional)
Maple syrup (optional)

Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with butter. Cut bread into cubes and place in the dish.

In a large bowl beat eggs. Whisk in milk, cream, sugar, vanilla and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Pour egg mixture evenly over the bread. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

When you’re ready to bake the casserole, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove casserole from the fridge, uncover and sprinkle the top with brown sugar. Dot the top with little pieces of butter. Next sprinkle the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over the top. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until there is no liquid and the top is golden. Great as is! No syrup needed but you can serve with fresh berries or a little maple syrup if you like.

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  1. Shery Sullivan says:

    Hi Amy, I will be making this recipe, plus your brown sugar bacon and poppyseed fruit. This will be a special breakfast for my mother who is coming from her assisted living home. Her home is all new for her, so she’s looking forward to your breakfast. Thank you.

  2. Jennifer Adams Lemke says:

    How long can it sit in the fridge? Is 20 hours to long?

  3. This recipe calls for a lot of sugar! Can that be cut back?

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Cindy. Sure. You can certainly cut back on the amount of sugar. It will still be delicious! Thanks! -Amy

  4. Amy Hanten says:

    Hi Mary. The recipe is 2 teaspoons cinnamon in the egg mixture and then 1 teaspoon sprinkled on top. It will taste great no matter what! It’s one of my families favorites! Thanks!

    1. Thanks Amy, Love your recipes! Also, is the “1 Tablespoons/Tablespoon of Vanilla ” correct???

  5. I love this idea and maybe you can help me rework a recipe for Caramel Apple Baked French Toast that I have. However, I think this recipe has to much Cinnamon. It is soaking now in the fridge, but in the ingredients you list 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon “DIVIDED”, , but the directions are giving me 4 teaspoons total! So I don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow when I go to bake this off??????

  6. I made this casserole for teacher appreciation week at our school. I was a little nervous making a new recipe that I had not made before and giving it to someone else but this was a huge hit. I was asked for the recipe by several people. It is delicious and turned out perfect. I did use day old French bread so it made it crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be making it if often.

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Ramah. Thank you for sharing! I’m so glad everyone like it! -Amy

    2. Amy Hanten says:

      Hi Ramah. Thank you for sharing! I’m so glad everyone like it!