• 41 Ratings

This cinnamon-spiced French toast is a delicious make-ahead recipe to serve a crowd at your next brunch.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Dip brioche in egg mixture, then arrange in dish, overlapping slightly and sprinkling raisins between slices. Pour remaining egg mixture over brioche and let stand 30 minutes or refrigerate up to overnight. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

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  • Bake until puffed and custard is just set in center, 55 to 65 minutes (tent with foil, if browning too quickly). Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes

Finishing Touch
Top off this version with a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Variations

For Chocolate and Cherry French Toast: Swap raisins for 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 cup chopped dried cherries.

Variations

For Peanut Butter and Jam French Toast: Spread 1 side of 5 brioche slices with 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1 side of 5 slices with 1/2 cup raspberry jam. Arrange filling side down. Omit sugar, cinnamon, and raisins.

Variations

For Broccoli and Cheese French Toast: Swap brioche for rustic bread. Swap sugar and cinnamon for 6 ounces shredded pepper Jack, 3/4 cup chopped cilantro, and 1/2 cup sliced scallions. Swap raisins for 2 cups broccoli florets.

Variations

For Breakfast Sandwich: Swap brioche for 6 English muffins, halved. Swap sugar and cinnamon for 4 ounces shredded cheddar. Swap raisins for 1 pound breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbed.

Reviews

41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3