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Are you looking for an easy breakfast recipe that is also healthy, and can be gluten and/or dairy-free?

I have just the recipe for you!

Behold! Baked french toast!!

This is by far one of my most favorite recipes 🙂

Why The Love?

If you’re wondering why I love this recipe, there are a few reasons.

Here they are, in no particular order 🙂

No Bread Goes To Waste

I love homemade bread, but to be honest, I am not in a season of life where making bread every week is possible.

One of the problems of buying bread (at least in my house) is that my kids don’t like the end pieces. And I hate wasting them.

To solve that problem, I save all of the end pieces, put them in the freezer, and when I get about 12-15 pieces, I can use them up and make this delicious baked french toast!

It’s Sooo Easy To Make

I’m not exaggerating even a little.

This recipe is easier (and less messy) than regular french toast and I can make it the night before so all we have to do in the morning is reheat, eat, and be on our way!

If I know we have a busy morning, this is the recipe I make!

Baked French Toast Is Easily Customizable

Do you need to stay away from gluten or dairy?

No problem!

This recipe works great with gluten-free bread and you can use water in place of milk.

Ready To Try Baked French Toast?

The ingredients are pretty simple, so the good news is that you probably have them in your pantry or cupboard already!

Ingredients Needed

  • 12-14 pieces of bread (you can use regular pieces or end pieces)
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups of milk (or water if you are making the dairy-free version)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 eggs

What To Do

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Rip the bread into small pieces and spread evenly in a baking dish
  3. Mix eggs, milk (or water), vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Mix well.
  4. Pour egg mixture over bread pieces. Make sure all bread is evenly covered.
  5. Cover and bake for about 30 minutes

Tip: Make sure that the bread pieces are covered or at least mostly covered with liquid.

Favorite Options

When making this recipe I don’t usually add any sweetener because my family will add honey, maple syrup, or other toppings when it’s time to eat.

You can definitely add a sweetener if you prefer though!

Tasty Additions

If you want to change up the flavor, here are a few of our favorite additions or toppings

  • Raisins– these can be added before or after baking
  • Honey– this can also be added before baking or drizzled on as a topping
  • Maple Syrup– just like honey, this can be mixed in before baking or added as a topping
  • Bananas– a favorite fruit topping
  • Peanut Butter– can be mixed in or smeared on top (you could use any nut butter)
  • Sausage– add sausage pieces or crumbles before baking and after it’s done add the topping of your choice (or none at all!)

Want a printable recipe for baked french toast?

Here’s one for you! 🙂

Baked French Toast

Baked French Toast

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

An easy, healthy breakfast option for those days when you are on the go!

This recipe can be made gluten and dairy-free too!

Ingredients

  • 12-14 pieces of bread (you can use regular pieces or end pieces)
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups of milk (or water if you are making the dairy-free version)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 eggs

Instructions

    1. Heat oven to 375 degrees
    2. Rip the bread into small pieces and spread evenly in a baking dish
    3. Mix eggs, milk (or water), vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Mix well.
    4. Pour egg mixture over bread pieces. Make sure all bread is evenly covered.
    5. Cover and bake for about 30 minutes

Notes

Tip: Make sure that the bread pieces are covered or at least mostly covered with liquid.

Tasty Additions

If you want to change up the flavor, here are a few of our favorite additions or toppings

  • Raisins- these can be added before or after baking
  • Honey- this can also be added before baking or drizzled on as a topping
  • Maple Syrup- just like honey, this can be mixed in before baking or added as a topping
  • Bananas- a favorite fruit topping
  • Peanut Butter- can be mixed in or smeared on top (you could use any nut butter)
  • Sausage- add sausage pieces or crumbles before baking and after it's done add the topping of your choice (or none at all!)

Interested In Other Easy, Healthy Breakfast Recipes?

Be sure to check these out!

Banana Bread Muffins (grain, gluten, & dairy-free, no refined sugar)

Apple Spice Oatmeal Bars (gluten & dairy-free, no refined sugar)

Mini Quiche (gluten-free)

I have a background in natural health and homeopathy, have been a licensed massage therapist for over 14 years, and have a degree in Human Services.  But most importantly, I am a wife and mom.

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