There's something about a French toast breakfast that makes it luxurious. If you come to think of it, French toast is made of basic breakfast ingredients that we consume in the morning - bread, milk, eggs, sugar.
But once they're all together in a caramelly, custardy slice of bread, everything works its own magic, creating a party in your mouth! Try these awesome baked French toast recipes for a great twist on your favorite breakfast.
Boozy Baked French Toast (Smitten Kitchen)
"Yet, the absolute best thing about this approach to French toast, and the reason I was drawn to it in the first place is that in making it the night before, it’s the perfect guests-for-brunch food as you have none of that standing over a pan cooking individual portions mess while people wonder where their host is, and really no work to do at all on the day of."
- 1 loaf supermarket Challah bread in 1-inch slices, no need for the super-fancy stuff here
- 3 cups whole milk
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Maple Bacon & Apple Baked French Toast (Kitchen Runway)
"What makes this French toast special is the addition of maple bacon and Fuji apples. The bacon adds a layer of sweet maple flavor and saltiness to this dish. The apples helps cut the richness and is a wonderful compliment to the savory bacon."
- 21 King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- 10 slices of maple bacon (~12 oz)
- 1 large Fuji apple, peeled, cored, quartered and sliced
- 1 Tbs maple syrup
- 8 large eggs
- 2 C whole milk
- ½ C heavy cream
- 3 Tbs sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 8 slices of maple bacon (~9 oz), cooked and crumbled
- ½ C powdered sugar
- 2 Tbs + 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp milk
Want to be exact with ingredient measurements? A digital kitchen scale is a very useful tool for foodies who prefer following recipes to the dot. It's also a great device to have for successful baking!
Baked French Toast Sticks (Iowa Girl Eats)
"HEAVEN in stick form! Crispy outside, fluffy inside, and oh, how adorable, they even gave you a mini syrup package for dunking."
- 4 slices Texas Toast (or other hearty, thick-cut bread)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon melted butter, slightly cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Make cooking time a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean up time in half.