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Maple Brown Sugar French Toast Bake

All the delicious warm flavors of French toast in an easy-to-make oven ready dish. French toast bake is perfect for weekends, brunch and entertaining friends.

recipe Inspiration

A few years ago this became one my moms signature dishes for when she has all of her kids, grandkids over for the weekend. She always preps her bake with fluffy brioche tons of butter, brown sugar and pecans for crunch. The next morning, it goes in the oven and fills the air with sweetness, which makes us anticipate tearing it apart even more! Of course, my recipe isn’t as good as hers, but I managed to make it my own.

star ingredients

Brioche – this fluffy and rich bread is made with butter, and really makes a difference in the final bake. If you don’t have brioche, any sliced artisan bread or plain white bread can be used.
Maple Syrup – This is my own signature addition to the bake. Use pure maple syrup, and not pancake syrup, as it makes a difference. If you don’t have any on hand, substitute for extra brown sugar.
Brown Sugar – Adds richness and sweetness to your bake, and makes a great compliment to maple syrup 

Nutmeg and Clove – adds warmth, nuttiness and a distinct flavor to your bake. You can also substitute for spices like cardamom, allspice, mace or classic cinnamon 

Chef's Notes

The beauty of French toast, is that you can use any fruits and nuts you would like to fit your tastes. Add raisins, cherries, nuts, nutella, berries or even cream cheese to the layers of your bake. There are tons of flavor combinations to make this your signature French toast recipe.

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Meal prep tips

Make the night before up to two days before for morning brunch prep.

Maple Brown Sugar French Toast Bake

Prep Time15 mins
Active Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy baking, easy breakfast, French Toast, french toast bake, maple spice, maple syrup, Spices
Yield: 8


  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Pan
  • Whisk


  • 1 Loaf Artisan Bread


  • Bring a large saute pan or griddle to medium-high heat
  • Add oil, then the onions and peppers, saute to prevent burning
  • When veggies begin to soften add garlic, oregano and seasoning.
  • Continue to saute until slightly golden
  • Remove from heat, cool, and store for service

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