Baked french toast

Baked french toast

Author Notes: This recipes comes from my grandmother. She makes it every Christmas morning. To this day when I smell brown sugar I feel like I am home. - Shannon WorrellShannon Worrell

Food52 Review: Crunchy brown sugar topping is my primary food group, so I was really excited to give this a shot. The topping was everything I'd hoped for -- it almost made the maple syrup unnecessary. The only thing I might do differently if I made it again would be to add a little more cinnamon to the custard and add some to the topping -- the cinnamon got lost in all the eggs and milk. Overall, YUM and so easy! - emmanationThe Editors

Serves: 6-8 unless your hungry!


  • 1 French bread loaf
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 dash Salt
  • Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 pound Butter
  • 1 cup fine chopped pecans
  • 1 cup brown sugar
In This Recipe


  1. Slice french bread into approximately 20 pieces around 1inch each. lay next to one another in a large greased 9by13 inch pan. Some may need to be over lapped. In a large bowl mix eggs, milk,sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt whisk together lightly. Pour mixture over the slices making sure to soak them fully.Next pour a light drizzle of maple syrup over top. Cover and place in refrigerator over night. The next day pre heat oven to 350 degrees F In a bowl mix the pecan, butter and brown sugar spread on top of mixture and bake for approximately 35 minutes. Serve with more maple syrup and butter!

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