French Toast Bake

Super Delicious Overnight French Toast Bake recipe - so good! { } Yummy sourdough bread topped with brown sugar and cinnamon!

I’ve blogged before about my love of breakfast foods. I could eat it any time of the day, and it’s fairly common to come over to the Merkley home on an evening and find us eating French Toast or Pancakes. Breakfast recipes are just that great! I feel like we don’t get to eat them often enough in the mornings since we’re usually in a rush, but we occasionally get to enjoy them on the weekends and holidays. One holiday we always have breakfast is on Mother’s Day. And usually I’m not the one that has to bake it!! 😉

This is day I enjoy. The hubby and kiddos go all out to serve their mama, and I admit – I LOVE it! It’s nice to be catered to every once in awhile, and Mother’s Day is a holiday I’ve come to look forward to. :)

One of my favorite recipes to enjoy on this day is French Toast, and more particularly French Toast Bake. It is simple to make and is beyond delicious!!

If you’re looking for a great recipe to make for mom or want to pass this recipe off to the hubby so YOU can enjoy it on Mother’s Day, then here ya go:

French Toast Bake
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (we used Pepperidge Farm loaf)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 TB vanilla
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  1. Cut loaf into cubes and place evenly in a greased 9x13 pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread.
  3. Cover your pan with Saran Wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.
  5. Cut in butter with this mixture until crumbly and place in a Ziploc bag and refrigerate overnight as well.
  6. Take pan and Ziploc out when ready to bake. Sprinkle crumbly mixture evenly over the bread.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on how soft you like it.

Recipe from Mormon Mavens in the Kitchen.

Super Delicious Overnight French Toast Bake recipe - so good! { } Yummy sourdough bread topped with brown sugar and cinnamon!

Super Delicious Overnight French Toast Bake recipe - so good! { } Yummy sourdough bread topped with brown sugar and cinnamon!

Um, yes, this is delicious!!

I think what makes it so good is the sourdough bread… oh, and the butter and the cinnamon and the sugar. 😉

We also like to serve it with Homemade Buttermilk Syrup which is our favorite!

Here are some more delicious and easy breakfast recipes (all of which contain some cinnamon and sugar!) 😉

Super simple and delicious Cinnamon Roll Bites - so good { } Recipe includes refrigerated biscuits, butter, cinnamon, & sugar with a yummy glaze!

Cinnamon Roll Bites

Snickerdoodle Waffles are delicious and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! { }

Snickerdoodle Waffles

Pound Cake French Toast. Pure heaven!! This is definitely our new favorite way to have french toast! { }

Pound Cake French Toast

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Oh my!! That looks heavenly!! We love having breakfast for dinner, too. Thanks for the yummy recipe!! Pinned :)

  2. 2

    This looks amazing! We love french toast!

  3. 3

    This looks delicious!! :)
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  4. 4

    Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. 5

    I’m so in love with this. I love baked french toast!

  6. 9

    Honestly I can’t even say how many times I make this. I made a trial recipe in anticipation for house guests I had coming. It went well. um… realllllly well. This recipe is so delicious. I make my own authentic sourdough so it was a reallly good. I learned the hard way- you really do have to let the bread get stale or dry it out somehow- that was the only batch that was a little less tasty (it still got eaten). Plus the more dried out it is- the more aromatic when it’s baking. I made it when my house guests were here. AND I made a batch the day before they were leaving (driving back home) and I had this chilled for them to take. FYI- it tastes good cold AND reheated. This is going in my big recipe book as a keeper! Guess I have to keep making my sourdough. 😉 Thanks for such a great recipe!

    • 10

      Andrea – your comment totally made my day! I’m always so thrilled to hear that someone loves a recipe as much as we do. And I’m sure with homemade sourdough it tastes even better!!! So glad it was a hit. :)

  7. 11
    Amanda Isaacson :

    how many people will this recipe feed?

  8. 13

    I just found this on Pinterest. I had to tweak it a little for what we hand on hand – stale whole wheat sourdough, no buttermilk (used whole milk), no butter (used 2 tbsp coconut oil), but it was AMAZINGLY delicious!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!!

  9. 15

    This was the best French toast casserole I’ve ever tried. A suggestion tho, take out about 90 minutes before baking instead of putting it in cold. Firms up a bit more. Also let sit about 8-10 minutes before serving!

  10. 17

    This sounds great! Do you use the sliced, packaged Pepperidge Farm loaf from the bread aisle? Or is this a whole loaf that you cube? Thanks!

  11. 19

    How many ounces is the loaf of bread? Thanks!

  12. 20

    Can I do this with ordinary homemade yeast bread? Would white or wholemeal bread be a preferred choice? I don’t have or know Saran wrap. What can I substitute it with?

  13. 22

    Can I use homemade yeast bread? Would white or whole meal be better choice? Also what’s the purpose of the wrap?
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  14. 24

    I made these yesterday. They were delicious but I made far too much. I added some more eggs about 12, buttermilk, oil and flour and made the nicest food I’ve ever tasted. This is thank you for your great sharing, we all loving french toast!
    But i got a problem: in your Instructions, “Cover your pan with Saran Wrap and refrigerate overnight.” why should refrigerate it overnight? Thanks.

  15. 25

    What size is the loaf of bread?

  16. 26

    I made this just the other day to take in to work and it was a huge hit! So easy to make and very yummy.

  17. 28

    I made this for brunch. Prepped everything last night and tossed it in the oven 45 minutes before guests arrived. It was delicious! It made the house smell amazing as well. Thank you for sharing.

  18. 30

    This French Toast Casserole looks Heavenly! Thanks for posting it…with company coming for Christmas, this will be perfect! =)

  19. 32

    Can this be made completely ahead of time the night before and put in the fridge? Or will it be too soggy? Looks amazing!

  20. 34

    Looks gorgeous. What type of bread could we use in the UK please zx

  21. 36

    This looks amazing! I’m making this for my family for Christmas morning, my kids and husband are all fans of french toast. And if everyone loves it this will be our Christmas morning tradition!

  22. 38

    Has anyone tried prepping this ahead of time more than just overnight? I’m looking to make for Christmas morning. Bbt we will be busy the night before was thinking about making the morning before. Any feedback?

  23. 40

    I came across this recipe on Pinterest and I’m so happy I found it! Yesterday, I attended a Christmas brunch with my run group and my French toast were a huge success!! Everyone asked me for the recipe. I made two pans and by the end if the event there wasn’t a single piece left. I can’t wait to make these French toast for my family in Christmas morning.

  24. 43

    This looks amazing! I think this will be our breakfast for Christmas Day!(:

  25. 45

    Does the bread need to be stale?

  26. 46

    This looks amazing can I make the recipe without using heavy cream and will it still taste good

  27. 48

    I would love to make this for tomorrow morning…I have a package of croissants. Do you think that would work? I have the larger croissants from Costco. If you think it would work about how many should I use?

  28. 49

    I made this over the weekend and have some concerns about it. I started cutting away at the loaf and didn’t get 3/4 through before it was too much to fit in the pan. After baking it, the top portion was delicious and amazing but the bottom was very mushy. Do you have any suggestions on how to improve?

    • 50

      I am making this right now and I am having the exact same problem. The top is great, the bottom is super mushy. I’m thinking it was due to the amount of bread. I probably should have only used half the loaf.

  29. 51

    Your basic bread pudding with a crunchy cinnamon sugar top.

  30. 52

    Made this over the weekend for a family brunch and it was a hit! Super easy to make which was the best part. Will definitely make it again. I used cinnamon raisin bread instead of sourdough and about a 1/4 c less white sugar.

  31. 53

    How much does this serve??

  32. 54

    What is the size of the loaf you use?

  33. 56

    This was great!! My family definitely loved. I’m not sure why people changed it. It was greats the way it already was. DEFINITELY will be making this again and again. I don’t agree with the comment about the stale bread. You don’t want overly hard French toast, that’s not what French toast is supposed to be. Baked for 50 min and let it sit for a few. Delicious!!!!

  34. 57

    Do you have to refrigerate overnight?

  35. 58

    Is the French toast casserole a make ahead and freezable til you need it kind of dish???? I need three ideas that I can make ahead and freeze!!!

  36. 59
    BobbiJo Layton :

    Do you cover this when baking?

  37. 60

    Searching for holiday recipes….the French toast looks like a winner…especially preparing it the night before…with a house full of company…great idea…

  38. 61

    DELICIOUS!!!! Next time I will cook for about 8 minutes less, was too well done on corners. Didn’t change a thing and it was a huge Christmas hit!

  39. 62

    Cooked the dish 30 minutes longer and the dish was still not fully cooked….

  40. 63

    This is delicious!!! A coworker made it for a staff breakfast and everyone went home with the recipe. I could drink the buttermilk syrup!

  41. 64

    If I prepared the French toast bake and kept it in refrigerator for 2 nights would it still be as good?

  42. 65

    I will have to try a half-size version of this! My guys aren’t big fans of french toast or cinnamon but it’s my favorite!
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  43. 66

    Sadly this was not a successful go in this house. I substituted sourdough with cinnamon bread and it was extremely runny. I ended up cooking it for about an hour and a half and still mushy and runny. I recommend if you use this kind of bread to spread ingredients on a cookie sheet then bake. Sad day.