Oven Baked French Toast Recipe for Kids

 Oven Baked French Toast

Oven Baked French Toast

I am always looking for ways to save money and use up things I have in my house to make dinner. I knew last night that today was going to be a long day and I would not want to trying to figure out what I could make for dinner . I figured I would plan ahead and took a look around my kitchen. I found I had 2 loaves of bread that were a few days old but not moldy. I hate throwing away food so I decided French Toast was in order. We are in the middle of a near winter freeze and the stove being on would help to add warmth to the house. However, I knew I would not want to be standing over the stove making 2 loaves of French Toast. I have a teenage son so yes I would need almost all of that. I decided to whip up a French Toast Bake and have it ready to throw in the oven today. It smelled so great it filled up the whole house and no one was complaining about the extra heat with the temperatures dropping to -35 tonight.

This Oven Baked French Toast Recipe is very easy to make and takes no time at all to whip up. My kids love to help with everything but their favorite part is tearing the bread up for the base of the Oven Baked French Toast

  Oven Baked French Toast Recipe

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Oven Baked French Toast Recipe for Kids

Oven Baked French Toast Recipe for Kids

Ingredients

  • 2 Loafs White Bread
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Optional Topping: cinnamon/sugar mix and brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Break bread into 1 inch cube pieces and place in greased 9x13 pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth.
  3. Slowly add eggs 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition
  4. Add milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanila, mixing completely
  5. Pour the mixture on bread pieces, you may need to move the bread pieces around to make sure
  6. that the bread is completely covered.
  7. If desired, sprinkle cinnamon/sugar mix and brown sugar on top of mixture.
  8. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  9. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375*
  10. While the oven is preheating, remove bread mixture from fridge and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  11. Bake 40-50 minutes until golden brown.
  12. Serve with syrup.
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I don’t use metal baking pans but use stoneware so when I remove the Oven Baked French Toast from the refrigerator I place it in the oven before the oven has pre-heated. This way while the oven is slowly warming up, the stoneware warms up as well so it doesn’t break. If you put a cold glass or stoneware in a hot oven it can cause it to crack so you want to bring it to room temperature first or let it warm up with the oven. Since I don’t want the food going bad and I don’t have a lot of time to waste, warming it up with the oven is the easiest way to go.

This recipe is great for breakfast as well as dinner and would be an excellent choice for a Brunch. Serve your Oven Baked French Toast with this Easy Hashbrown Casserole  and Cinnamon Roll Fruit Cups for a full balanced meal. If you are looking for an elegant dessert you could try this Easy Cupcake Recipe for Champagne Cupcakes.

Do you make Oven Baked French Toast? What do you add to make it extra special? 



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Comments

  1. Ari says

    Wow! That definitely makes the french toast made with the usual process of egg battering and then cooking on skillet much more easier and you don’t have to stand there and go through each slice! I like how you made this the night before and it was ready to cook (with just a bit of time to thaw) right when you were ready! The addition of cream cheese must make this so rich and filling! Not to mention all the eggs that will satisfy even the hungriest of a crowd. I also love the extra addition of cinnamon and brown sugar! It looks so comforting! Thanks for sharing! This is definitely a great dish requiring little prep. that anyone can make ahead of time so they can take it easy later on.

  2. Julie Wood says

    What a delicious recipe to make with the kids. My son loves French Toast, and this recipe looks very easy and fun to make. Also healthy. Thanks

  3. Kathleen says

    I made a recipe very similar to this for Christmas morning breakfast and we LOVED it. I was looking through your recipes for kids and I worry about the sugar substitutes. How much do we really know about them and are they really SAFE for our family? I think the right thing to do is not to use a sweetener at all and when you absolutely have to, then a real, natural, sweetener like honey is best, and if you just have to use sugar in a recipe, the real thing is best with moderation. Just my opinion. I like this recipe that uses the real thing; brown sugar.

  4. MonaG says

    This sounds delish and easy. My daughter enjoys helping me in the kitchen and this recipe is ideal for us to make together. I LOVE French toast and like experimenting with different varieties.

  5. ellen beck says

    For sure much more kid friendly than using a pan on an oven top and much safer . I bet it tastes terrific and you could even have the syrup in it and avoid that mess too. We will have to give it a go!

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