Baking french toast makes this a fabulous dish for entertaining. I will never go back to making french toast on the stove top!


  • 1 large loaf organic fresh white or wheat bread (this is extremely important – fresh bread really makes this recipe)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups organic skim milk
  • 2 tbsp organic half and half
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp organic, unsalted butter, melted


  1. Spray a 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut loaf of bread into six to eight 1.5-2-inch-thick slices (reserve ends for another use). Arrange in a single layer in the baking dish
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Whisk together eggs through salt in a bowl until well combined, then pour evenly over bread. Let stand for 15-20 minutes, turning bread every 5 minutes, until all the egg mixture is absorbed by the bread. (It helps to poke the bread with a fork on both sides to speed up the absorption process.)
  4. Sprinkle bread with melted butter, sugar and cinnamon. Bake until bread is puffed and top is golden (about 20 minutes). Serve immediately with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and fresh berries.