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Baked French Toast Muffins

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I eat oatmeal with Caleb every morning for breakfast. It’s our thing. We invite Josh to our oatmeal party, but he rarely attends:) He would rather eat cold cereal or toast. Josh will sit down to watch cartoons though. I think he likes Curious George and Dinosaur Train more than Caleb does:)

When we go out for breakfast, it’s a different story. I never order oatmeal. I don’t want to be boring and oatmeal is kind of boring. I love it, but when we go out, I am ready to splurge. I usually ask Josh one hundred times if I should get French toast or pancakes, hoping that he will get the hint and order one of them so I can have both. He sometimes plays along:) I almost always end up ordering French toast. It is just too good to pass up!

I think Sunday will be a French toast day at our house. It’s Mother’s Day and that means I can splurge. I don’t want to go out because I would rather be lazy and eat breakfast in my pj’s. I am putting Baked French Toast Muffins on the menu for Mother’s Day. Josh, Caleb-are you listening? I am counting on you:)

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When we do make French toast at home, it is usually Baked French Toast. It’s so easy and everyone loves it, including myself. I recently decided to change things up by making Baked French Toast Muffins. Instead of making the French toast in a big pan, I made it in muffin tins. Bonus points for cuteness, right?

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Who wouldn’t want their own French toast muffin? Especially when there is cinnamon streusel topping on top! Oh yeah! You might even need two muffins because they are that good! Remember, Mother’s Day is a special occasion so it’s ok to splurge. That is what I am telling myself. I deserve a French toast muffin…or two:)

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I am sure the kids, dad, the dog, and whoever else wants to help make breakfast for mom will have fun making French toast muffins. They are easy to make. And don’t worry, moms are nice and will most likely share. So if you put in a little work to spoil mom, you will get the reward too! Bonus! French toast muffins for everyone!


Caleb couldn’t wait to get his tiny hands on a muffin! That little sneak:) Of course, I am a nice mom and shared with our little pea. How could I say no to that face?

Treat mom to Baked French Toast Muffins on Sunday! I know I am looking forward to my Mother’s Day morning treat. I will get back to my oatmeal habit on Monday.

If you are looking for other Mother’s Day brunch ideas, here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Happy Mother’s Day!

Baked French Toast Muffins with Streusel Topping on

Baked French Toast Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes (Plus 2 hours to overnight in fridge)

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Baked French Toast made in muffin cups. These muffins are too cute and a fun breakfast treat!


1 loaf French bread, cut or torn into 1/2 inch cubes (about 12 cups of bread)
2 1/2 cups milk
6 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Cinnamon Streusel Topping:

1/4 cup cold butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt

Butter and Maple Syrup, for serving, optional


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

2. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin. Add about 1 cup of bread cubes to each muffin cup. Carefully pour egg and milk mixture evenly over each muffin tin. You may need to press down on the bread cubes after you pour a little mixture and then pour more. Pour slowly or you will have a mess. Or you can combine everything in a large bowl and then fill the muffin cups. Cover the muffins with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or up to overnight.

3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. To make the cinnamon streusel, in a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Mix together with your hands, until you have a crumbly mixture. Remove the muffins from the refrigerator and sprinkle the muffins evenly with the streusel topping.

4. Bake for 25 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Let muffins cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve with butter and maple syrup, if desired.

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235 Responses to “Baked French Toast Muffins”

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 10, 2013 @ 4:45 am

    I’m in love with these, Maria! The flavors, the texture, the lighting you captured with it just bouncing around. Caleb’s little arms reaching up…too cute!

    And I love that wood surface. Is that a DIY project or did you buy it? I need one!


  2. These look heavenly, Maria! Happy Mother’s Day! :)

  3. I have never baked french toast and it has been on my to do list for two years! I think I am afraid I will like it to much! the flavors in your recipe sound so good and the french toast looks simply amazing!!! Perfect for Mother’s Day!! By the way, happy early Mother’s Day!!

  4. I would absolutely love to have this Sunday…..or Monday….or Tuesday….or any day of the week, they look that good!

  5. Monica M — May 10, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    Happy Mothers Day to you too!! Those French Toast Muffins look great.

  6. Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — May 10, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    I love the idea of making french toast in a muffin pan. They look incredible and I don’t blame Caleb for trying to sneak one in I would of done the same…. Happy Mother’s day!

  7. Marjory — May 10, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    These look divine…and dare I say not quite as messy as French Toast can get, at least at our house!

  8. Jett Whitfield — May 10, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    Oh my gosh those look great!!! Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

  9. Jenn (C00kies Cupcakes Cardio) — May 10, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Wow! What a brilliant combo! I’m definitely trying these for my mom :)

  10. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 10, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    I am so making these this weekend for Sunday brunch!

  11. Noreen — May 10, 2013 @ 9:09 am

    Maria, these look delicious! And it would seem simple enough to cut the recipe in half for a smaller family. Can’t wait to try these! Happy Mom’s Day!

  12. Peggy — May 10, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    These look so yummy. I had to giggle at the end of the recipe when you said to cool for 5 muffins. :) Thanks for sharing your good recipes with us.

    • Two Peas replied: — May 10th, 2013 @ 9:16 am

      Ha! thanks for catching that! I updated the post, although I kind of wanted to leave it. Too funny:)

  13. Happy Mama’s Day! Love that this is made in muffin tins… I’m all about the individual portions! YUM. :)

  14. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — May 10, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    Love the idea of french toast muffins!

  15. Katie — May 10, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Thanks for posting this! These look amazing (french toast is my favorite breakfast food!) and are actually going to be a last minute addition to this Sunday’s menu. BUT, I just want to mention that I think the 15 minute prep time you list is a little misleading given that it needs to sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Maybe you can make a note about that somewhere near the top of the recipe? Just a suggestion. Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — May 10th, 2013 @ 9:30 am

      I noted it in the recipe. Thanks for catching that!

  16. Julie @ Table for Two — May 10, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Maria, this is so genius and absolutely perfect for mother’s day. I LOVE the muffin idea – seriously, I can’t get over how adorable they are! I want some french toast now – muffinized!

  17. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — May 10, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Mini baked french toast is the perfect breakfast for mom’s! I love all the flavors, streusel, and that you put them in a muffin tin!!! So yum!!! Your little guy is way too cute for words too :-)

  18. Laurie {SimplyScratch} — May 10, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Such a great idea! These would go super quick in my house… because I’d Eat. Them. ALL!

  19. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — May 10, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Such a fun idea. Perfect for Mother’s Day.

  20. Yum! Such a cute idea! Perfect for Mother’s Day.

  21. Jenny Flake — May 10, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    What fun little muffins! Delicious!

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  23. What a great muffin! I love french toast, these would be perfect for Mother’s Day breakfast!

  24. steph@stephsbitebybite — May 10, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    All I can say is Yes please!

  25. Traci — May 10, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    What a great idea! We always do the overnight french toast casseroles. One of my husband’s biggest complaints is that he loves eating the top part of the casserole because it is crunchy. He saw this recipe and wanted me to ask what type of texture the muffin has. Crunchy, soft??

    • Two Peas replied: — May 10th, 2013 @ 11:43 am

      The streusel topping adds a slight crunch. If he likes extra crunchy, you can double the streusel. I always put extra on Josh’s muffins:)

  26. Jan — May 10, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    These look wonderful and I am thinking of including these in our brunch items for Sunday! May I ask though, Maria….Is the inside of these muffins slightly eggy? I only ask because when I made baked french toast once (not your recipe, but another one), the inside was fairly soft eggy /mushy. It didn’t bother me so much, but it bothered some family members who don’t like eggy-custardy type things. So i guess my question is: is this like that in any way or is the inside cooked all the way through, like normal french toast? Thanks, Maria, and Happy Mother’s Day!!

    • Two Peas replied: — May 10th, 2013 @ 11:42 am

      The inside is a little eggy, but not soggy. And the streusel topping gives it a nice crunchy texture. I hope that helps. Just make sure you bake them all the way if you don’t want soggy muffins:)

  27. What a cute shot of Caleb reaching up to the counter! Isn’t it crazy how TALL they seem to get so fast?

    Perhaps I’ll declare Sunday Not-Yet-Mother’s Day and ask my husband to make me these muffins, they look spectacular!

  28. Love the idea of baking french toast into muffins! Happy Mother’s Day!

  29. Linda — May 10, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! Today is my oldest child’s 39th birthday. Mother’s Day was on Sunday after she was born on Friday.

  30. Heather Christo — May 10, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Happy Mothers Day!! HE is so darn cute Maria! The french toast looks delicious!

  31. Happy Mother’s Day to you!! This looks like an amazing french toast recipe – love that you made it into muffins :)

  32. This is a great creative breakfast Mother’s Day idea! As a matter fact, I could even go for 1 or 2 of these myself :)

  33. Linda Ludwig — May 10, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    I would love to try these as I love french toast! Happy Mother’s Day to you !

  34. I love french toast, and this muffin version looks wonderful! Might have to try it soon!

  35. Kerry Wise — May 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    I’ve just found your site and really enjoy it! These look so great! I’m going to try and make a dairy-free version and my son is allergic to dairy.

    Off-topic question… what plugin do you use for your recipes? It’s so clean and sleek?

    • Two Peas replied: — May 10th, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

      Welcome! Glad you found us:) We had a designer set up our recipe form.

  36. Love this idea and I can relate to Josh, whenever I see oatmeal at the bfast table, I start with my toast and jam!

  37. Steph — May 10, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    I’m assuming these have a bread pudding consistency?

    • Two Peas replied: — May 10th, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

      Yes, pretty similar.

  38. Marcie — May 10, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    I eat oatmeal every day as well, but when I splurge, it’s waffles, French toast, or pancakes. For weekends, I love making a baked French toast, also. I love this twist, and they’re adorable. The single serving size is just perfect. Great idea!

  39. Becky — May 10, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    I could totally see chopped apples in these muffins!

  40. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 10, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    French toast is one of my fav breakfast items so clearly I love these muffins! Great idea. And happy early mother’s day!

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