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Baked French Toast with Caramel Sauce

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

This no-hassle make-ahead French toast is perfect for relaxing weekend mornings or for treating overnight guests to a special breakfast or brunch. With a sweet, creamy caramel served atop cinnamon French toast, you can skip the syrup on this satisfyingly delicious comfort food.

Make-ahead Baked French Toast with Caramel Sauce


French Toast

  • 12 slices of your favorite bread (French, Italian, Texas toast)

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp salt

Caramel Sauce

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 6 Tbsp salted butter

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar


French Toast

  1. Place the sliced bread in a single layer in a large baking dish (9x13-inch).

  2. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar evenly over the sliced bread.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt. Pour over the bread, cover, and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  5. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Sprinkle the soaked bread with the remaining cinnamon sugar. (I then stacked the soaked bread in a single row in a buttered casserole dish, but you can just leave the bread in the 9x13-inch baking dish.)

  6. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.

Caramel Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and cream and stir continuously until the sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking while gently whisking for 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens.

  2. Pour the hot caramel sauce over the hot French toast right before serving.

Hosting an Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or other special family or holiday brunch? Check out these other fabulous menu ideas to accompany your bacon and eggs:

Chocolate Babka

Homemade English Muffins

Churro Belgian Waffles with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Easy Marbled Banana Bread

Strawberry and Cream Coffee Cake

Apple Cider Cake with Cider Glaze

Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts with Brown Sugar Icing

Fresh Peach Danish Pastries

Rhubarb Sweet Rolls

Buttermilk Pancake Bread

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Fritter Breads

Chocolate Cruffins

Piña Colada Zucchini Breads

Pluot (Plum Apricot) Almond Cardamom Turnovers

Blackberry Lime Scones

Homemade Bagels

Blueberries and Cream French Toast Casserole

Raspberry and Cream Coffee Cake

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