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French Toast Bake

French Toast Bake – easy, scrumptious layers of cinnamon French Toast with a crusty crumb top; baked in the oven for that ultimate breakfast and brunch comfort food. You can make it the night before or bake it right away. It taste good as always!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 55 minutes
Servings 6 - 8 slices
Calories 851 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf bread, 14 ounce or (7 -8 cups ) cut in chunks
  • 7-8 eggs
  • 1 cup (240 mL) coconut milk
  • 1 cup (240 mL) milk
  • ½ cup (120 mL) Coquito or replace with heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 grams) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (8.40 g) vanilla extract
  • 1- 1 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon spice
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg spice

Topping

  • 3/4 cup (90 g) flour
  • ½ cup (110 g) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (2.60 g) cinnamon
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.42 g)salt
  • ½ cup (113 g) cold butter , cut into pieces

Syrup

  • 2 tablespoons (28 g) butter
  • ½ cup (161 g or 5.5 ounces) Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon (4.20 g) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Bourbon or Rum

Instructions

Assembling

  1. Spray or generously butter a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Evenly place the the bread cubes into the prepared baking dish. Set aside.

  2. In a very large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut milk, coquito , milk, sugar, brown sugar , vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon until thoroughly combined.

  3. Pour the mixture over the bread evenly, you may have to press some of bread so every inch is soaked in the egg mixture.

  4. Let it sit for for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight. 

Baking

  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350° degreeF. Then combine the flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and butter until crumbly, evenly sprinkle on the the bread mixture.

  2.  Bake at 350 Degrees for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Crispy on the inside and soft outside.

  3. While the the french toast bake is baking, make the bourbon syrup by melting first the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Followed by the maple syrup for 3-4 minutes, until the syrup is warmed through out. Remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, and bourbon. Set aside and serve with bake.

  4. Remove the French Toast Bake from the oven and allow to cool slightly.