This Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Bake is a breakfast favourite! Save time and make the recipe in advance, keeping it refrigerated until you are ready to bake it in the morning. Perfect for busy mornings.
Give me a breakfast that I can make ahead of time and I’m a happy morning camper. Like many of you, our weekends can be so busy…packed with kids sports, kid shuffling and everything weekend life throws at us. That’s why I appreciate being able to prepare a breakfast the night before I want to bake it. So today I’m sharing a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast recipe that I think you will love…Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Bake.
French toast is a breakfast that I have always loved…I have fond memories of my Dad making French toast on weekend mornings. Soft delicious bread soaked in milk & eggs, fried up and served with loads of syrup. The best.
French Toast in a Casserole!
This recipe for Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Bake is a lot like the classic French toast we love, but instead it’s made in a casserole form. I really love being able to assemble a classic recipe into a casserole because it makes serving breakfast so simple. Especially so on the busiest mornings where you might be serving a crowd, like Christmas or Easter. No one has to stand at the stove flipping toast, instead the toast is all ready at the same time.
And as you can see we all love this recipe…it was completely devoured…even all the delicious crispy bits at the bottom of the pan. No matter how much butter I add to the pan ahead of baking, we always end up with crispy bits, but that suits us just fine, they’re delicious!
Drizzle with syrup or extra cinnamon & sugar. And for a complete breakfast, serve this Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Bake with sausages or bacon and an assortment of fresh fruit.
Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Bake Recipe Tips:
- Make sure that the milk/egg mixture is completely soaked into the bread. That’s why it’s best to let the assembled dish rest overnight. If you find after this time, that there is still liquid in the bottom of the dish you can consider adding a slice, or more, of bread. Or using a spoon, scoop out the liquid and drizzle it over the bread until it’s all soaked in.
- What bread to use? I like to use Challah bread because it’s slightly sweet and I just really like the texture of this bread. But you can also use a French Loaf or your favourite bread sliced thick.
- Cinnamon & Sugar Mix: I always have a cinnamon & sugar mix made in a jar in my spice cabinet, all ready to go for sprinkling on toast, muffins and recipes like this French Toast Bake. I make it using 1/2 cup of white sugar and 2 tbsp of ground cinnamon. For this toast bake, I used about 1 1/2 tbsp of the mixture to sprinkle on top before baking.
- This recipe would be perfect for holiday brunches, like Easter, Christmas or even Mother’s Day.
More Delicious Breakfast Casseroles:
- Blueberry Baked French Toast
- Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
- Easy Ham & Cheese Crustless Quiche
- Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal
Have a delicious day!