Oven French Toast with Nut Topping

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
Baked French toast makes a special morning brunch so easy! —Donna Justin, Sparta, Wisconsin
Oven French Toast with Nut Topping Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 loaf (12 ounces) French bread, cut in 1-inch slices
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 1-1/3 cups chopped pecans, walnuts or hickory nuts


  1. Fill a well-greased 13x9-in. baking dish with bread slices to within 1/2 in. of top; set aside.
  2. In blender, combine the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and mace; cover and process until blended. Pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Spread over top.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until puffed and golden, 50-55 minutes. (Cover with foil if top browns too quickly.)

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 749 calories, 44g fat (19g saturated fat), 268mg cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.