Did your Christmas morning breakfast look like something pictured above? If not, you were missing out BIG TIME. This baked French toast recipe is, simply put, amazing. The crunchy outside with that brown sugar crumb topping, complete with melted butter and syrup on top, and the melt-in-your-mouth middle–it’s the complete package of a delicious breakfast.
It all starts with Golden Barrel dark brown sugar. Sure, you can use light brown, but I really wanted the flavor of dark brown to shine through. More bang for your buck, in my opinion.
This is such a simple recipe–just cut day-old crusty bread into cubes (or even simpler–tear it into bite-sized pieces), mix together the egg mixture, pouring over the bread chunks, and refrigerate overnight. When you wake up the next morning, sprinkle that amazing crumb topping on top and bake. That’s it!
Here’s that inside I was telling you about. It resembles bread pudding to me, although I did bake mine a bit longer to make sure it wasn’t too “custard-like.”
This, my friends, was the best baked French toast I’ve ever had. And I’m not just saying that. It was like a cinnamon bun and French toast had a baby. Yes, that’s it exactly. It’s that good. You will love it. Plus with some more butter and some Golden Barrel Pancake and Waffle Syrup poured on top…I mean…how can you say no to that? (This picture is not even staged. Finn couldn’t wait another second to dig in!)
So even if you missed out on this Christmas morning, wait no longer. Seriously. Make this baked French toast soon!
Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.