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Fresh Baked French Toast Recipe

While I don’t much care for the cool down in temps that Autumn brings, there is so much to love about the season.  I know, I know, it’s only July, but the fall season is just around the corner! 

The beautiful colors of the leaves on the trees are a sight to be seen.  Wafting smells of cinnamon, pumpkin, and spice is also a favorite.  And even though we don’t have a grand fireplace, just seeing the small glow of our small electric one is comforting.  Plus, don’t forget the hot chocolate!  So yummy!  To go along with all the deliciousness of the season, I wanted to share a perfect Fall Fresh Baked French Toast Recipe with you.  {PS> It’s actually delicious any time of year though!  So make sure you add this to your recipe rotation!}  One of the moms brought this to my local MOPS and it was such a big hit.

FRESH BAKED cinnamon FRENCH TOAST Bake {RECIPE} - This oven baked favorite is a crowd pleaser!

Sugar And Spice, Baked French Toast For Breakfast Is Always Nice!

For those of you who are just here for the recipe and don’t need the details, I’ll just drop a printable recipe right here for you!

Printable Recipe For Your Convenience:

Yield: 6

Fresh Baked Cinnamon French Toast Recipe

Fresh Baked Cinnamon French Toast Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Main Part:
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf bread (your choice of brand and style but I recommend Kings Hawaiian)
  • Crumble Topping:
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • Cream Cheese Filling:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons milk


  1. Grease a 9x13 pan or large casserole dish.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cube loaf of bread and spread into pan. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat with a mixer: cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, and milk for about 2 minutes...until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the crumble topping and set aside. (IF you plan to make ahead of time, wait till morning to do the crumble topping.)
  6. In large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Pour over cubed bread.
  7. Pour the filling over the saturated cubed bread.
  8. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the top of your french toast bake.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or till lightly brown and cooked through.
  10. OPTIONAL: Sprinkle with extra powder sugar and serve immediately.
  11. Enjoy!

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Simple, yet homemade breakfasts are my favorite.  I don’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen right away in the morning so being able to prep this dish the night before is handy.  Of course, you can make it the morning of as well.  I’ve done it both ways and it always turns out great.

FRESH BAKED cinnamon FRENCH TOAST Bake {RECIPE} - This oven baked favorite is a crowd pleaser!

Layering into any 9×12 or large casserole dish works.  While the prep does require a few bowls, which means extra dishes, the end result is so worth it.  I like to use Kings Hawaiian Rolls in this recipe but if you don’t have any on hand, regular bread works too.

FRESH BAKED cinnamon FRENCH TOAST Bake {RECIPE} - This oven baked favorite is a crowd pleaser!

Every aspect of this recipe is important.  The different toppings come together to create an amazing flavor that is irresistible.  When it comes to the cream cheese filling layer, feel free to add just a little extra milk if you feel it’s too thick.  

FRESH BAKED cinnamon FRENCH TOAST Bake {RECIPE} - This oven baked favorite is a crowd pleaser!

And, just in case you’re wondering, the crumble topping is an absolute must!  It offers a layer of sweetness that everyone loves.  So much so, that I don’t even use syrup on my Cinnamon French Toast Bake!  However, my kids and husband love topping with a drizzle of pure homemade maple syrup yet.

FRESH BAKED cinnamon FRENCH TOAST Bake {RECIPE} - This oven baked favorite is a crowd pleaser!

Our Favorite Breakfast

The end results of this Cinnamon Baked French Toast Recipe are SOOOO good!  My whole family loves this dish, including Mr. Picky.  So everyone is always happy when I make it.  Our favorite is when I use nice thick French Bread or Kings Hawaiian Rolls but in a pinch when I forget to plan ahead, I just use my Whole Wheat Sara Lee.  Either way, there’s never any leftovers!


Experiment With Flavors

What’s great about any recipe you find is that you can experiment with flavors.  While the pumpkin pie spice is very subtle in this recipe, feel free to swap it out with something else if you’d like.  Try apple pie seasoning or another family favorite.  To make a balanced breakfast, I love adding some protein in the form of eggs.  So be sure to print or pin our Breakfast Skillet Egg Burritos Recipe

So tell me, what’s your family’s favorite meal of the day?  We love breakfast so much that you’ll find our family eating it as breakfast, lunch, and diner!

Amy D

Sunday 23rd of April 2023

I have never made anything like this before. My kids really enjoy french toast, and I think they would love this. I like how everything bakes in one dish.

gloria patterson

Friday 12th of November 2021

This looks rich and gooey. I like that I can cut it down in size. this sounds like something I really want to make

Peggy Nunn

Wednesday 13th of October 2021

This will be so good when company is here for Christmas.

gloria patterson

Monday 6th of September 2021

this looks and sounds so good. I would have to cut this by a third. Unless of course it freezes good??


Saturday 5th of June 2021

That looks really good.

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