This oven baked French toast recipe is perfect for a crowd and an easy choice for when you are hosting since you make it the night before and then just bake the morning. Serve with maple syrup, some fresh fruit and if you are feeling fancy, a sprinkle of powdered sugar and some homemade hot chocolate!


7 eggs
2 to 2 1/4 cups milk (if you use more bread, add the extra 1/4 milk)
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
12 – 18 slices Challah bread*, crusts removed (2 loaves usually)
½ cup butter, melted
½  cup brown sugar

Assembly & Cooking:

Lightly butter 9 X 13 pan.

Combine eggs, milk and cinnamon.

Dip bread in egg mixture, coating both sides, and layer in pan.  Pour the rest of the egg mixture on top.

Stir together butter and brown sugar and drizzle over top.

Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning, bring to room temperature, preheat oven to 400 F and remove foil.  Bake for 30-35 minutes or until top is golden and custard has set.

This oven baked French toast recipe is always a hit, and even tastes great as leftovers…if there are any!

*Another name for Challah bread is egg bread.

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