Tasty Tuesday: Victorian French Toast


This recipe is what my hubby grew up eating every Christmas morning growing up. It’s slightly easier than regular french toast, as you don’t have to individually dip each slice of bread. And it’s baked instead of cooked on the stove. And there’s a nice little candied bottom. Also, you can make it ahead of time. What you need:

loaf of french bread, cut into slices about 1/2″ or so

 3/4 cup brown sugar

6 TBSP melted butter

 5 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

First spread melted butter on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle on the brown sugar as evenly as you can. Mix together eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Lay bread pieces across the pan, breaking pieces to fill in the gaps if necessary. Pour milk/egg mixture evenly over the bread.


 Use a fork to lift each piece of bread so some of the liquid can get under the bread as well. Sprinkle top with nuts, if desired. I don’t. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes, until the liquid/egg is cooked out. Top with powdered sugar and/or serve with maple syrup if you like. You can also assemble this the night before so all you have to do is put it in the oven the next morning.


If you decide to try it, I’d love to know what you think!


  1. Debbie Welchert says

    This recipe looks so good. I have a can of blueberries that I didn’t know what to do with and now I do. I think I will sprinkle them on this recipe and use them up. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I bet my grandchildren will love this.

  2. Angela Saver says

    I can’t wait to try this! It looks so delicious & I know my family will devour it! Thanks so much! I’m excited to make this!

  3. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says

    This looks delicious. This would make for a great breakfast on Christmas morning. I bet is smells great while it is baking too.

  4. This looks so delicious. I am making this in the morning, just via your recipe.

  5. This looks nice and easy for Christmas morning! Thanks for the recipe!
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  6. That’s a much easier way to make yummy french toast. Thanks.

  7. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says

    I like that you can make this the night before and simply put it in the oven in the morning to make a hot breakfast. How easy — especially when you have company.

  8. Richard Hicks says

    Looks so tasty and want to give it a try one morning!

  9. Amber Ludwig says

    Ooooh my hubby and son are french toast fanatics!! I bet they would both love this!! Sounds pretty easy to me!! Thank you!!

    • An Ordinary Housewife says

      Yes, it’s a little easier than regular French toast since you don’t have to dunk and fry each individual piece.

  10. Lisa Coomer Queen says

    This looks so good! I will have to try it. I am always looking for something different to do on weekends for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. I just ate dinner, but I am still hungry now after seeing this recipe!! Yum…I want to make this over Thanksgiving break!

  12. I love French toast but hate the process of dipping individual pieces of bread! I’m going to try out this recipe for sure!!

  13. KC the Kitchen Chopper says

    Now I’ve learned something new. Baked #FrenchToast is #Victorian. Cool! Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. You are welcome back starting Thursday at 9:00 PM EST. Oh, and I’ve pinned your link! 🙂

  14. Oh now Im hungry after reading this. I need to make this for breakfast one morning. Kids are now on Winter break, they will love it.

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