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How To Bake French Toast For $2

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This simple Baked French Toast is a very inexpensive breakfast option for college students and young professionals.

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Baked French Toast is quickly becoming my favorite weekend breakfast meal. This recipe takes 5-10 minutes to prepare and 20-30 minutes to cook. The only required ingredients are a loaf of french bread and a dozen eggs. Sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and cream can be added to sweeten the french bread. Serves 6-8 people.


1 loaf french bread

A dozen eggs

¼ cup sugar (optional)

¼ cup brown sugar (optional)

1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional)

¼ milk or cream (optional)

Possible Toppings

Maple Syrup


Sliced fruit

Whip cream

Blueberry or strawberry syrup


Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Grease two 9 inch x 9 inch (or similar size) baking pans. Tear the french bread into small pieces and place them in a large bowl. Add the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and cream to the bowl. Stir the mixture until the bread is evenly coated. Divide the bread mixture evenly between the two baking pans. Bake at 350 °F for 25-30 minutes or until the egg is cooked and the bread is starting to toast (or brown). Remove the french bread from the oven and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes.


Serve the baked french bread by adding your favorite topping. (Shown with butter and maple syrup above) I typically pair the baked french toast with bacon and sliced fruit.

The bacon can be simply baked alongside the french toast by lining a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange the bacon in a single layer. Bake for 15-30 minutes to desired crispiness.

Make it your own

There are lots of ways to make this receipt your own. I’m a fan of adding dried blueberries to the bread/egg mixture before cooking. Consider adding a small amount of sliced bananas and walnuts to make a banana bread version.

If you find that you love cooking and you are looking to learn more elaborate recipes, check out a cooking related MasterClass such as Gabriela Camara Teaches Mexican Cooking.

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