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Breakfast in Bed French Toast Bake

Make breakfast in bed for your grown-ups and win the day! Baked French toast is a fun recipe for cooks of all ages, and can be made ahead the night before.

Little Sous Tips:

—Safety first! Adult supervision is recommended for steps using the oven, and for cutting the bread into cubes. If your child is too young to use a knife, the bread can be torn by hand into large pieces.
—Experiment! A plain French Toast casserole is like a blank canvas. Would you like to add fruit to your casserole? Bananas, berries, peaches, cherries or apricots will work great.
—Have fun! Coming together around meals is a time for sharing, listening and trying new things.

Substitutions:

Substitute almond milk or soy milk for the whole milk and cream. You can also use gluten free bread.

Little Sous Bread Box © Lauren V. Allen
Little Sous Bread Box © Lauren V. Allen
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings

Ingredients:

Ingredients
  • 1 pound bread loaf cut into 1-inch cubes (We love Challah or Brioche in this recipe but any kind of bread will do)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, sliced
  • cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • confectioners sugar + maple syrup for serving
  • Your favorite berries (optional)

Steps:

  1. Step 1

    Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter, then add the cubed bread to the dish.

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until smooth. Pour the mixture over the bread cubes.

  3. Step 3

    Using clean hands, press the bread cubes gently until they’re covered in the egg mixture. Wait 5 minutes and repeat. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  4. Step 4

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over top of the French Toast mixture. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the the French Toast is puffy and golden brown.

  5. Step 5

    Serve with powdered sugar or maple syrup, and berries if you like. Enjoy!