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As easy as it is delicious, this baked cinnamon french toast recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd, a lazy weekend breakfast, or even a make-ahead for a busy week. Enjoy!
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
French toast:
  • 1 loaf day-old crusty bread (like French or Sourdough)
  • 8 whole eggs
  • 1 cup milk (I use 2%)
  • 1 and ½ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Topping:
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
Optional:
  • Butter and Maple Syrup, for serving
Instructions
  1. Cut bread into small (about 1 inch) cubes.
  2. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by coating generously with butter.
  3. Place bread cubes into the baking dish. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk eggs.
  5. Add milk, heavy cream, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
  6. Pour the custard over the bread crumbs. Use your hands or a spoon to combine and coat each bread cube with the mixture.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 but up to 24 hours.
Topping:
  1. In a small bowl, combine butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Use forks or a pastry cutter to combine until it forms a coarse (about pea-size) crumb.
  3. Cover the mixture and put it into the refrigerator until ready to use.
Bake:
  1. When ready, preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
  2. Pour topping over the top of the french toast. If desired (I did) top with some chopped pecans or walnuts for an extra crunch.
  3. Bake for 35-50 minutes (ovens vary greatly) until desired consistency is reached - we like ours completely set up, and took it out of the oven at 40 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool slightly, then serve warm with a generous pat of butter and maple syrup.
  5. Enjoy!
Recipe by Lemon Sugar at http://lemon-sugar.com/2016/01/baked-cinnamon-french-toast.html/