Baked French Toast

Baked French Toast at DoingSplendid.comThis Baked French Toast is so good! I made it for our family when they were visiting for our 8 year old’s birthday and they loved it too! Since then I have made baked french toast for several holidays and when we have had family and friends visit from out of town. This has been a favorite breakfast meal and I have frequently been asked for the recipe.

This baked french toast recipe is simple to prepare too. Just quickly prep it the night before and it’s ready to pop into the oven in the morning. Then all you have to worry about is eating the deliciousness!

Baked French Toast

Recipe adapted from Chew Out Loud


  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 loaf Texas sliced white bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

Grease a 9 x 13 pan. I’m personally a huge fan of this Pyrex Basics 3 Quart Glass Oblong Baking Dish on (affiliate link). I own two of them and use them frequently for baking and cooking. Combine melted butter and 1 cup brown sugar in a small bowl and then spread into the bottom of your prepared 9×13 pan.

Beat together eggs, milk, and vanilla. Set aside. Mix together 2 Tbsp. brown sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon in another bowl and set aside.

Put one layer of bread on top of butter and brown sugar mixture. Make sure the whole bottom of the pan is covered. Then pour half of your egg mixture on top of bread layer and sprinkle with half of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Add another layer of bread. Pour the rest of the egg mixture on top and sprinkle with the rest of the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture. Cover tightly and chill in refrigerator overnight.

In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake french toast covered for 30 minutes and then uncovered for 10-15 more minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving if desired.

Baked French Toast at DoingSplendid.comThis is such a great breakfast! It is just perfect how it is. It doesn’t need syrup or anything!

Have a great day and feel free to check out our other splendid breakfast recipes! ๐Ÿ˜€


  1. June 1, 2015    

    I’ve been toying with the idea of doing french toast for Father’s Day, but didn’t want to have to stand over the stove all day. This may be the answer!

  2. Kim Kim
    June 12, 2015    

    We love french toast, but our mornings are always busy. I often don’t have time to make it. I love this idea of getting it ready the night before and just popping it into the oven. Pinning this try soon.

  3. Scott Scott
    November 14, 2015    

    I absolutely love baked french toast! It makes such a wonderful breakfast! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jannyne Jannyne
    December 25, 2015    

    Just made this for our Christmas morning breakfast – it was SO good! Definitely a keeper for our family. Thank you!

    • KaCee KaCee
      December 25, 2015    

      That’s awesome! I’m so glad that you enjoyed this recipe! Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for visiting Doing Splendid! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Umm_ayman Umm_ayman
    December 27, 2015    

    How does this turn up? Is it very soggy? For stove top French toasts, my family prefers the toasts dipped lightly and then fried which doesn’t make it too soggy. Would like to know how these turn out as don’t want to waste them. They look lovely tho!

    • KaCee KaCee
      December 27, 2015    

      Thank you so much for the comment! I wouldn’t say that the Baked French Toast is soggy. It is soft, probably softer than regular French toast, but the edges of mine are usually a little crispy. We just had it again yesterday and even my picky children like it! I hope that answers your question. Have a wonderful day and let me know if you try it out!

  6. Hachishawna Hachishawna
    December 27, 2015    

    This has become our Christmas morning tradition. 3 years in a row, and hopefully many many more. Thank you for the recipe!

    • KaCee KaCee
      December 27, 2015    

      What a great, delicious Christmas tradition! Thank you so much for visiting!

  7. Rosie Rosie
    December 31, 2015    

    I have a similar recipe, but it only calls for 1 teaspoon vanilla. I want to make this one this weekend for company because it sounds better. Do I really add 1 Tablespoon vanilla…just want to make sure. Thanks.

    • KaCee KaCee
      December 31, 2015    

      Hi Rosie! It really is 1 Tablespoon of vanilla. You and your company won’t be disappointed with this Baked French Toast. It is so good! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

      • Cristi Cristi
        January 9, 2016    

        Hey fellow breakfast lovers!
        I confess I did not read the recipe in its entirety before jumping into the task of making this deliciousness. ….does it need to be refrigerated overnight?

        • KaCee KaCee
          January 9, 2016    

          Thanks for visiting! Yes, I have found that for this recipe to work the very best it should be chilled in the refrigerator overnight. Please let me know if you have any other questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Kelsie Kelsie
            October 11, 2017    

            How so? Iโ€™m making it for dinner tonight and did not refrigerate it overnight. Does it make a huge difference?

          • KaCee KaCee
            October 19, 2017    

            Sorry, I’m a little late responding to your message. I’m not sure what difference it would make to cook it right away. Did you try it out? I’d love to know how it worked.

  8. Elizabeth Elizabeth
    January 27, 2016    

    Made this recipe this morning to have for dinner tonight! Overnight…over day…same thing right? Can’t wait to have it. Oven is warming up now.

    • KaCee KaCee
      January 27, 2016    

      Wonderful! I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Mandy Mandy
    January 29, 2016    

    Could not find Texas toast anywhere. Would regular bread work? Should I not let it sit overnight? Thanks!! Looks so good!!

    • KaCee KaCee
      January 29, 2016    

      Hi Mandy, I have never used regular bread, so I’m not sure how it would turn out, but I’m wondering if you just used regular white bread but added an extra layer of bread to the recipe. So, when you lay the first layer of bread instead of using one slice of Texas Toast you would put two slices of regular bread. And then the second layer just layer with one slice. Does that make sense? I measured in my baking dish and it seems like the thickness of 3 slices of regular bread is about equal to 2 slices of Texas Toast. It’s worth a shot. I might try it out myself as well. My regular grocery store doesn’t always carry Texas toast either. Let me know if you give it a try. Have a great night!

  10. Bernie Bernie
    January 30, 2016    

    Tried this during the holidays and it was a hit!!! Absolutely delicious. I am making it for guests and this time I am adding toasted pecans.

    • KaCee KaCee
      January 30, 2016    

      That’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed this recipe during the holidays. You’ll have to let me know how your variation with toasted pecans turns out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Rachel Rachel
    February 21, 2016    

    Made this today for Brunch and it got RAVE reviews from everyone! It had a great ratio of liquid to bread, it wasn’t dry and it wasn’t soggy, and while being quite sweet (it is french toast after all!) I didn’t find it obscenely so. We ate it with some cooked down frozen blueberries and it was perfect. Thanks for a great recipe.

    • KaCee KaCee
      February 21, 2016    

      Thatโ€™s wonderful news Rachel! Iโ€™m really glad that everyone enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for visiting Doing Splendid! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Jen Jen
    March 3, 2016    

    Hi! I wanted to make this for a bridal brunch I’m hosting in a few weeks. I am also having a terrible time locating Texas Toast. Have you made this with Frozen texas toast? If I did, how would you recommend I start with it? thawed right?

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 4, 2016    

      Hi Jen, I think this would be a delicious dish to serve at a bridal brunch! Is the frozen Texas toast you’re thinking about just plain bread or does it have seasonings and such on it? If it has seasonings, I wouldn’t recommend that, but if it is just plain bread, I would think that would be fine. I think thawing it first would work best. Also, if you can’t find the thick sliced Texas bread, you might want to try using regular white bread, but just using three layers of bread instead of two. I’ve been thinking of trying that too, since I also can’t always find the Texas sliced bread. Let me know how it works out and if you have any other questions! Have a fabulous day!

  13. Jen Jen
    March 4, 2016    

    Thank you for your quick reply and assistance! I’ll try both (frozen Texas Toast without the seasonings, thawed) and the white bread…i’ll keep you posted!! Enjoy your day as well!

  14. Bernie in Trinidad Bernie in Trinidad
    May 14, 2016    

    Made this for brunch for Christmas and now everytime we serve brunch someone requests baked french toast. I’ve used this recipe 4 times since Christmas and it’s only May. I added a teaspoon of nutmeg to the brown sugar and cinnamon, This is a fantastic recipe.

    • KaCee KaCee
      July 18, 2016    

      I’m so glad that you love the Baked French Toast! I’m going to have to try adding nutmeg too. It sounds delicious!

  15. Kim Kim
    July 20, 2016    

    HI, I was wondering if you could make a few of them and freeze them? My kids LOVE this and it would be super simple to make a couple extra and freeze.

    • KaCee KaCee
      July 28, 2016    

      Hi Kim, I have never tried freezing this, but wonder if it would work. That would make breakfast super simple! Let me know if you try it out. Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog.

  16. Carla Carla
    December 15, 2016    

    I’m wondering if the top layer will get any of the brown sugar butter mixture if I pour it all in the bottom first.

    • KaCee KaCee
      December 21, 2016    

      Hi Carla, Just when you serve it make sure to spoon down to the bottom of the pan so you get all that yummy goodness! I’ve never tried splitting up the brown sugar mixture between the layers, so I’m not sure what would happen. If you try it and it tastes great, let me know! I’ll have to try it out! Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful day!

  17. Tracy Tracy
    December 21, 2016    

    How many does this serve? I will be making it for 6 adults and 3 kids and I’m not sure if I should double it.

    • KaCee KaCee
      December 21, 2016    

      Hi Tracy, I would definitely double it for that many people, unless you’re serving it with lots of different side dishes. Let me know if you have any more questions. Have a great day!

  18. Carol Carol
    December 25, 2016    

    This was hands down the BEST French toast I ever made….tasted like a big cinnamon roll!!!!!! Thank you so much for this great recipe –I will be making it again for sure!

  19. Renee Renee
    July 29, 2017    

    I want to do this on a weekend trip but wondering how early I can make it. If I get this ready by 2:00pm and travel with it in a cooler until I’m able to refrigerate it around 7:00 pm, to bake the next morning, do you think it’ll be ok?

    • KaCee KaCee
      July 31, 2017    

      I’m not sure, but I would think if it was kept cold enough in the cooler that it would be fine. Let me know if it turns out and have a great time on your weekend trip!

  20. Katie Ming Katie Ming
    November 22, 2017    

    I put this together last night and baked it this morning. It was very good, but my bottom layer was soggy while the top layer was perfect. I was wondering if this was normal or if there was a tip or trick I needed to do to make this not happen. This was my first time making French toast of any kind.

  21. Mariah Black Mariah Black
    December 8, 2017    

    This was delicious!! I subbed the whole milk with unsweetened almond milk, and used honey wheat bread instead of Texas toast. Crushed up some corn flakes and sprinkled on top before baking.

  22. Bretnie Bretnie
    January 13, 2018    

    Does it have to be in the fridge all night or can I prepare and Bake it in the morning?

    • KaCee KaCee
      January 19, 2018    

      I have never prepared and baked the french toast in the morning, so I’m not sure how it would turn out. I have read some comments of people that have tried it that way and said it turned out just fine. Let me know if you try it! I would love to know if it works out!

  23. Nancy Welsh Nancy Welsh
    June 11, 2018    

    This is an amazing breakfast! I love making it the night before and then baking it. Perfect breakfast with some fruit. Thank you!

  24. Elisha Elisha
    November 2, 2018    

    I donโ€™t normally leave comments, but Iโ€™ve made this recipe four times, which is a lot for me! Itโ€™s a big hit with anyone I serve it to!

  25. Rosanna Rosanna
    January 1, 2019    

    Hi, Made this for New Years Day breakfast. Instead of texas toast I used sliced soft Italian loaf that I sliced myself. The bottom layer was great however the top layer was somewhat dry. Also the butter and brown sugar mixture was a little gritty,I thought it was supposed to be syrupy. Can’t find texas toast here….next time I think I will add more eggs and milk. Your thoughts??

    • KaCee KaCee
      January 5, 2019    

      I’m not sure why the top was a little dry…maybe it’s the Italian loaf…I’m not really sure. Let me know if adding more eggs and milk help. Instead of Texas toast, I have used regular white bread, but used 3 layers of it instead. I’m not really sure how to make the sugar and butter less gritty either. Maybe make sure to stir it longer to help the sugar dissolve more. Sorry to not be of more help! Happy New Year!

  26. Fay Burk Fay Burk
    November 18, 2019    

    Hi I live in Australia and am not sure what Texas toast loaf is – I assume its large being named Texas (ha ha) I am hoping to do this for my family for Xmas morning brunch. I am guessing that if I buy an unsliced white loaf I can cut it to size – large than a normal sandwich or toast loaf we have in OZ

    • KaCee KaCee
      July 4, 2020    

      Yes, Texas toast is just thickly sliced white bread. Sometimes I can’t find it in my local grocery store, and I’ve just used 3 layers of regularly sliced white bread. I think it tastes great that way too!

  27. Linda Morgan Linda Morgan
    November 28, 2019    

    Well, I approximated the times for my convention oven. I went down 25 degrees on the temperature and baked 10 minutes less. Let me tell you, this was the best Thanksgiving breakfast we have had in years! OMGosh! The outside was a bit crispy and the inside was just custardy-enough to be so rich and satisfying. You were right – no one used the syrup – the caramel on the bottom was wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing this. Linda M.

  28. Kerri Kerri
    December 23, 2019    

    Do you have to take it out of the fridge ahead of time before baking?

    • KaCee KaCee
      July 4, 2020    

      I usually just take it out of the fridge while the oven is preheating.

  29. Dawne Dawne
    February 15, 2020    

    Looked everywhere and canโ€™t find a servings size. Can anyone give an estimate???

  30. Rita Rita
    March 28, 2020    

    Hello! Iโ€™d to try this recipe. But would brioche loaf work? Thanks!!

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