French Toast Bake

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!!

Super Delicious Overnight French Toast Bake recipe - so good! { }

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
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 TB vanilla
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 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.
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Recipe from Mormon Mavens in the Kitchen.



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!) ;)

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These Snickerdoodle Waffles are so good!! { } #waffles

Snickerdoodle Waffles

Pound Cake French Toast! YUMMY! { }

Pound Cake French Toast

Cream Cheese and Cinnamon Crescent Rolls - YUM!

Cream Cheese and Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

For all breakfast recipes here on the site go HERE.


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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. 7

    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!

    • 8

      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. 9
    Amanda Isaacson :

    how many people will this recipe feed?

  8. 11

    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. 13

    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. 15

    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. 17

    How many ounces is the loaf of bread? Thanks!

  12. 18

    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. 20

    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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