I love this recipe because it’s delicious, feeds a crowd, and requires no babysitting. When it comes to hosting, isn’t it true that we don’t really get to sit back and take in the fun of being surrounded by people we care about? There’s always creamer that needs to be refilled or never enough cups for some reason. So I appreciate this French Toast Bake because once it’s in the oven it can fend for itself.
This recipe fills a 13×13 pan.
What You Need:
- 1-2 loaves of your bread of choice. I like using brioche or challah for their natural sweetness.
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup of milk or dairy alternative
- A dash or two of cinnamon
- A splash of vanilla
- Powdered sugar (optional)
- Fresh berries of your choosing (optional)
What To Do (the night before or a few hours before company arrives)
- Cube all of the bread and create two layers in your pan
- In a bowl, whisk together all the eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon
- Pour evenly over the bread. You can nearly submerge the bread; it’s good for it to be soggy at this point.
- If you’re using berries, tuck some into the nooks and crannies of the bread at any point
- Cover with plastic wrap and leave in the fridge
What To Do (the day of company)
- Preheat your oven to 350 F
- Uncover your pan
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the berries have burst, or the corners of the bread are toasty
- When done, sift powdered sugar over the top.
- Serve with maple syrup and more berries.