Easy French Toast Bake for Christmas Breakfast

french toast bake
This recipe for baked French toast is so easy, it's ridiculous: Just throw together the few ingredients the night before, then bake for about an hour in the oven (until it's puffy and golden brown) right before serving. With a sprinkle of powdered sugar, chopped pecans, and a side of real maple syrup, it's the perfect main course for a holiday breakfast or brunch.


French Toast Bread Pudding from Epicurious

  • 12 ounces bread, torn into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 7 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups whole or reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • Warm maple syrup

Butter 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish. Place bread in dish. Whisk eggs and next 4 ingredients in medium bowl to blend; pour over bread. Using spatula, lightly press down on bread to moisten completely. Cover with foil and chill overnight.

Place foil-covered dish in cold oven. Set oven at 350°F and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until pudding is puffed and golden brown, about 35 minutes longer. Spoon pudding onto plates, sprinkle with toasted nuts, and serve with warm maple syrup.

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