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Baked Vanilla French Toast

Baked Vanilla French Toast

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Ready in 40 minutes
Makes 8 servings


  • 1 loaf Brioche or Challah bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Powdered sugar to garnish


1. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
2. Place bread in two layers in the baking dish. Tightly pack the bread; if there are gaps tear pieces of the bread to fill them.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Pour the liquid over the bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon and the remaining sugar.
4. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
5. The next day, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Remove the baking pan from the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
Recipe by Jenny Bullistron of