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Baked French Toast

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WW Freestyle: 10
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Refrigeration Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 50 mins
Easy, make-ahead Baked French Toast soaked in a fragrant maple syrup and cream cheese mixture creates the most delicious breakfast bake!
Course: Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch, Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: American/Southern, French
Servings: 8 Serves
Calories: 279

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 loaf stale bread, like a large French baguette , sliced (about 14 slices)
  • powdered sugar
  • sliced strawberries, for garnish (optional)
  • chopped nuts, for garnish (optional)
  • maple syrup for serving, (optional)

Instructions 

  • Butter or lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Arrange bread slices in prepared baking dish; set aside.
  • Cream the cream cheese in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer.
  • Add in the eggs and continue to mix until combined.
  • Add milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange zest; continue to mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Pour prepared cream cheese mixture evenly over bread.
  • Cover the baking dish and refrigerate overnight. If making the same day, let it stand 20 minutes before baking. 
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Remove baking dish from refrigerator; let stand on kitchen counter for 15 minutes.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes, or until set and top is golden brown. 
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • You can also garnish with strawberries, nuts, and serve with a side of maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Baked French Toast
Amount Per Serving (2 slices)
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 343mg14%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 610IU12%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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