This is the most wonderful, easy Sheet Pan French Toast Bake to make for a group of people. We love how simple this breakfast recipe is to just pop into the oven for any breakfast or brunch gathering.
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So this recipe seems quite basic and simple, but it makes the most wonderful French toast bake that you will ever put into your mouth. If you’ve ever tried to make French toast for a group of people using a griddle, you already know it’s a chore that can be rather difficult to keep up with when your guests are hungry. Bring French toast back to your brunch and breakfast gatherings by using your baking sheets to keep it easy – you’re gonna love it. If you prefer to bake your French toast in a cast iron skillet, here’s one that’s nice and big, plus the enamel coating makes it safe to use on your smooth-top range.
Easy Recipe Tips for Sheet Pan French Toast Bake
1. If you don’t have a rimmed baking sheet, feel free to use a large baking dish.
2. Yes, you can omit the pecans, if you wish, but the added crunch gives this breakfast a neat texture. You could also substitute walnuts in place of the pecans.
3. If your family isn’t a fan of maple syrup for their French toast, you could always warm some jam in a small sauce pan; when the jam is warmed, simply pour it over the French toast, then give the jam a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar. YUMM-O.
Printable Sheet Pan French Toast Bake Recipe Here
Sheet Pan French Toast Bake
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 loaf Italian bread, sliced into 9 fat slices
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- pure maple syrup, warmed
- powdered sugar, for garnishing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place butter and brown sugar into a 10" x 15" rimmed baking sheet, then place baking sheet into the preheated oven for 5 minutes or until butter is melted; use a whisk to combine melted butter with brown sugar evenly across the the bottom of the baking sheet.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, combine eggs with milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg; dip bread slices into egg mixture and place on top of the prepared brown sugar mixture on the baking sheet.
Bake, uncovered, on center rack of the oven for 15 minutes; turn slices over and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until bread is slightly crisped on the edges.
To serve, place warm French toast slices onto serving plates, then drizzle with warm maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
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