The easiest French toast recipe you will EVER bake. No overnight waiting and perfect for a crowd. Dusted with powdered sugar, it literally tastes like fried dough topped with maple syrup.
- 1 pound (16 oz) French bread baguette, cut into 1 inch thick slices
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk (whole or 2%)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon, powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sliced strawberries for topping (optional)
- pinch of salt
- Maple syrup (don’t forget this)
- Preheat oven to 350 °F.
- Slice bread and arrange face up in a greased skillet or baking dish. Pack as tightly as possible with no overlap.
- Combine whisked egg, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine and pour evenly over the bread in the skillet.
- Let sit for 3-4 minutes so egg mixture can soak into the bread. You can give the bread slices a flip and let soak for another few minutes. It’s OK if there is egg/milk mixture in the bottom of the skillet. It will continue to soak into the bread as it bakes.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. The tops of the bread slices should be just crispy. Top with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
This can be made and soaked overnight if you prefer. Fully prepare and place the skillet in the refrigerator and cover with aluminum foil. Let sit for 15-20 minutes on the counter before baking to come up to room temp. Bake for 45 minutes or until top is golden and slightly crispy.
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