Up until a few weeks ago, I had never ever in my life made French Toast. My whole life I’ve always seen it as some type of messy and complicated recipe. Boy was I wrong. I found a few different baked french toast recipes on Pinterest and simplified the versions to my taste. It’s quite likely that I will be baking up french toast every Sunday for a very, very long time. Try it. It’s so easy and delish you won’t regret it! I PROMISE!
Super Simple Baked French Toast Recipe
- 1 sourdough baguette, 3 – 5 days old
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch of kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- powdered sugar for the top
Warm maple syrup
Preheat oven to 375 F
Slice the sourdough lough into pieces that will line up in your pan. I cut mine into 6 rounds to make individual servings. Butter the top and bottom of each piece.
In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Add milk, vanilla extract and salt and whisk it all together until the ingredients have formed a foamy consistency. Pour it all over the bread. You’re going to let it soak for about 30 minutes and while it’s soaking you will want to flip the bread every 10 minutes to make sure everything is coated. The bread should be wet, but not falling apart. If all the liquid hasn’t absorbed within the 30 minutes, go ahead and pour off the last bit of liquid.
After the 30 minutes, sprinkle the sugar all over the top of the bread Bake until the bread is puffy and golden in color. About 30 – 40 minutes. I always broil the top for a few minutes to get a darker and crispier topping. Once it’s cooled for a few minutes, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut and serve each piece with warm maple syrup!
It’s seriously so easy, there’s no excuse to not try it!