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Oven French Toast Recipe

Updated on January 13, 2013

Oven Baked Apple French Toast

French toast baked in the oven
French toast baked in the oven | Source

Baked Apple French Toast Rating

5 stars from 2 ratings of Oven French Toast

Baked French Toast

Crowd-pleasing oven baked French toast is a surprisingly easy and un-fussy dish to prepare for company, family, or just for yourself. It can also be prepared in a camp oven, and is a favorite Girl Scout troop camping breakfast that kids can make themselves.

This recipe uses slightly stale French bread, but feel free to substitute your own favorite bread, like whole wheat or San Francisco sourdough. The recipe may also be doubled.

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple, coarsely chopped
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 t cinnamon, divided, plus additional as needed
  • 1/3 C packed brown sugar
  • 4 T butter, frozen or well-chilled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 C milk, whole, low-fat or non-fat
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 8 slices French bread, sliced about 1

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Serves four people, 2 pieces per person.

Ingredients

Ingredients for oven baked French toast
Ingredients for oven baked French toast | Source

Instructions

  1. Set oven rack to center, and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Toss coarse-chopped apple pieces with lemon juice and scatter in 13"x9" glass pan.
  3. Scatter butter pieces over apples in pan.
  4. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon with brown sugar, and scatter over apples and butter pieces in pan.
  5. In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon until eggs are well blended. Cinnamon may be slightly clumpy, but it's okay.
  6. Dip one bread slice into the egg mixture until it is well-coated on both sides, and the egg mixture is allowed to soak into the bread a bit. Place the bread slice on top of the apples in the pan. Repeat with the remaining slices of bread. It's okay to crowd the bread together in the pan.
  7. Pour any remaining egg mixture over the bread in the pan.
  8. Place pan in 350 degree oven and bake 30-35 minutes. Check for doneness by pressing one slice of toast in center with fork tines. The bread should spring back when touched, and there should be no apparent runny egg mixture.
  9. To serve, use a flat spatula to scoop up toast slice along with a portion of the apple mixture. Place on plate and serve hot with maple syrup as desired.

Oven Baked French Toast

Scatter apples, lemon juice, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in pan.
Scatter apples, lemon juice, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in pan. | Source
Whisk eggs, vanilla and milk together
Whisk eggs, vanilla and milk together | Source
Dip slices of bread into egg mixture.
Dip slices of bread into egg mixture. | Source
Place dipped French toast slices on top of apple mixture in pan.
Place dipped French toast slices on top of apple mixture in pan. | Source
Place pan in oven to cook French toast.
Place pan in oven to cook French toast. | Source

French Toast, Baked

Hot out of the oven, French toast appears slightly brown around edges and springs back when touched in center of bread slices. To serve, lift slices from pan with spatula, scooping up a portion of apples along with the toast.
Hot out of the oven, French toast appears slightly brown around edges and springs back when touched in center of bread slices. To serve, lift slices from pan with spatula, scooping up a portion of apples along with the toast. | Source

Cooking Notes

  • Cinnamon may clump in the egg mixture. When bread is dipped, the first few slices of bread may get more cinnamon that the last slices. If this happens, sprinkle additional cinnamon over the pieces that did not get any.
  • If baking in a Coleman or other camp oven, the toast will not brown but will still be cooked, so watch cooking time carefully.
  • If recipe is doubled, a jelly roll pan or other large baking sheet with a raised edge can be used instead of the 13"x9" pan.
  • This recipe is not fussy; you can increase the apples to two apples if you prefer more fruit with your French toast. Likewise, you can choose what type of milk or bread you prefer.
  • You may serve with maple syrup, heated agave syrup or without syrup. The sweetness of the apples along with the brown sugar is usually enough.

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    • prokidwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      KA Hanna 

      3 years ago from America's Finest City

      Thanks Kristen!

    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 

      3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      What clever ideas to bake it in the oven. Will try to do this real soon. Voted up!

    • daphne64 profile image

      daphne64 

      4 years ago from Alabama

      This looks delicious!!! Gonna have to try it !!

    • prokidwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      KA Hanna 

      5 years ago from America's Finest City

      Thanks ytsenoh! I hope you have a chance to try the recipe!

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      Cathy 

      5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Good grief, this looks so good. I love the way you line your dish with other ingredients and just lay the bread on top, and I love that it's baked. Good job.

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      Chris Montgomery 

      5 years ago from Irvine, CA

      MMM, tasty. Looks less messy than the "dip and fry" method, too. Voted up and shared.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love french toast with chopped garlic. Now I will bookmark this hub for tomorrow morning breakfast. French toast with apples should taste great and healthy start for the day. Voted up for the recipe.

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      JessicaAnnoDomini 

      5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Looks good! I'll have to try itthis sometime!

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