This baked French Custard Toast is a melt-in-your-mouth recipe for French toast! It has a crispy exterior and a tender interior that is custard-like.
This FrenchCustard Toast is an easy make-ahead recipe! That means you can prepare it the night before and keep it covered in your refrigerator until the next morning. Recipes like this are great because it means you won’t have to do any work the next morning, when you want to relax and eat breakfast with your family!
How to make French Custard Toast:
You’re going to use French bread for this recipe. Plan on picking up the cheap French bread that your regular grocery store sells. No need to go to a fancy bakery, and no need to buy a more expensive French bread. The store-brand kind is just fine for this French Custard Toast recipe. You’ll slice the bread into 12 slices and put 6 slices in each of two 9×13-inch pans.
The egg custard is made of milk, eggs, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla and salt. You’ll whisk all of those ingredients together in a bowl.
Then you’ll pour the egg custard over the bread in the dishes. Just be sure to divide it fairly evenly between the two dishes.
Let the bread soak up the egg custard for about 5 minutes, then turn it over. At this point, you’ll cover both of the dishes with plastic wrap and refrigerate the custard-soaked bread overnight.
The next morning, it’s time to bake the French Custard Toast! You’ll take it out of the refrigerator and heat up your oven to 325 degrees F. Sprinkle the French toast with cinnamon and sugar, and then bake for about 40 minutes.
The recipe turns out 12 pieces of French Custard Toast. It’s perfect for serving 6 people, since everyone can have two pieces of toast. Serve with warm syrup and fresh fruit.
The exterior of the baked French toast will be a little bit crisp, flavored with a generous amount of cinnamon. The inside of the French Custard Toast will be super tender and custard-like from soaking in that sweet egg custard. It’s so delicious. Enjoy!
Here are a few more breakfast recipes you might like to try:
- Green Chile, Bacon and Egg Cheese Bake
- Buffet Breakfast Casserole
- Easy Breakfast Strata
- Easy Biscuits and Gravy
- Bacon and Cheese Quiche
- Egg- Mushroom Kielbasa Bake
- Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Bake
- Hearty O’Brien Frittata
French Custard Toast
- Twelve 1½-inch slices day-old French bread
- 4 cups evaporated or whole milk
- 4 large eggs
- 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
- 1½ tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Evenly divide the bread slices between two greased 9x13-inch baking dishes. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, sugar, zest, vanilla and salt. Pour evenly over the bread. Let it soak for five minutes. Turn the bread slices over. Cover and chill for 12 hours (or overnight).
- Before serving, preheat the oven to 325° F. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over bread.
- Bake, uncovered, 35 to 45 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Serve immediately with powdered sugar, fresh fruit, or syrup.