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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Bake (with video)

Looking for an easy brunch recipe? Try this cinnamon sugar french toast bake! It’s filled with butter, brown sugar and sandwiched together before arranging in a baking dish.

If you are one of those people that really relishes in a sweet brunch, then this will not dissapoint. It is decadent and just melts in your mouth.








How to make cinnamon sugar french toast

  1. Slice Bread. Use pre-sliced brioche bread or slice in to 1/2 inch slices.
  2. Fill. Take one slice of brioche and spread 2 teaspoons of room temperature butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Top with another slice of toast and cut into 4 pieces.
  3. Custard. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  4. Assemble. In a 13×9 baking dish, arrange the buttered brioche “sandwiches.” Pour the custard over. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Bake. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. F. Bake the french toast uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden and it has soaked up all the liquid.
  6. Serve. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup.

Bread options

Challah, french bread, or any day old bread will work great in this recipe!

Make ahead

First of all, if you like a make ahead brunch recipe, then you will really appreciate this one. Second, the longer it sits the more it soaks up the custard. This can be put together 2-3 days in advance. Make sure to cover tightly and refrigerate.  Lastly,

How to make this without making it the day before?

You do have an option to bake this french toast recipe right away. If you have any time at all, try to let it soak for at least 30 minutes!

Variations and substitutions

Bread. Challah, french bread, sourdough, or any thick cut bread will work wonderfully!

Butter. If you don’t want to spread butter, try spreading a little bit of mascarpone cheese or cream cheese!

Add-ins. If you love fruit in a french toast casserole, feel free to add some berries, really thin slices of apples or top with chocolate chips!

Other French toast recipes

Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

Churro French Toast

Baklava French Toast

Cinnamon Sugar French Toast

Alia and Radwa
Brioche bread filled with butter and brown sugar and soaked in a cinnamon sugar custard!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Quick Recipes
Cuisine American, French
  • 1 loaf sliced brioche bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp room temperature butter (unsalted)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (divided)
  • In a large mixing bowl add eggs, milk, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and salt. Whisk until everything is combined.
  • Take 1 slice of bread and spread a little less than a tablespoon of butter on top. Sprinkle with a couple teaspoons brown sugar, just enough to cover the slice of bread. Top with another slice of toast and cut into four. Repeat with the remaining bread. Place in a buttered 13x9 baking dish.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or maple syrup.


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  1. Would you consider baking two of this dish at the same time? If so, would you make changes to the current instructions?

  2. I would really like to try this recipe for my valentines baby and me meetup tomorrow, it’s a potluck and I sodio have to drive with it. What’s a good way to warm it up?

  3. 5 stars
    This worked out so well and everyone loved it on Christmas morning. I halved the white sugar and it was perfect for us. Thank you !