Honey-Baked French Toast Recipe

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A few years ago, my husband and I opened a bed-and-breakfast on our century-old dairy farm. Our guests always look forward to our hearty country breakfasts like this French toast.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 15 slices day-old French bread (cut diagonally 3/4/ inch thick)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 214 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat eggs with 2 tablespoons honey and cinnamon; stir in milk. Dip bread into egg mixture.
  2. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan, arrange three rows of five slices of bread, overlapping slices slightly. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Sprinkle brown sugar over bread; drizzle with butter and remaining honey.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Serve with syrup. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Honey-Baked French Toast in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook 1994, p37

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angieact1 User ID: 1990802 39402
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"We had this for our Christmas morning breakfast, and it was easy and really good!!"

mnccaleb User ID: 4255057 18247
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"So delicious! The only change I made was to add frozen blueberries before baking."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 42950
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"We enjoyed this sweet french toast with bacon, and it was a perfect sweet and salty combination. I only got 12 slices in the pan before I ran out of the egg mixture, maybe because I used whole wheat french bread. We didn't bother with syrup since it was already sweet."

soccerjoe18 User ID: 3124425 13923
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"This was an excellent recipe and absolutely delicious. You do not need to add anything to it, just eat as is...this recipe is that tasty. Fresh fruit compliments the french toast nicely as well. I would make this again and have been sharing the recipe with everybody."

tres0530 User ID: 1065665 43720
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"Every time I make this, my guests and family rave about it. This has become one of my signature dishes! I serve it with fresh mixed berries."

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