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:)

Baked French Toast Muffins Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

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!

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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 breakfast and brunch ideas, here are a few of my favorite recipes:

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Baked French Toast Muffins

Baked French Toast made in muffin cups. These muffins are too cute and a fun breakfast treat!
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
12 muffins

Ingredients

For the Muffins:

  • 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 flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter and Maple Syrup for serving, optional

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Facts
Baked French Toast Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 259mg11%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords

blueberry muffins, french toast

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

    Pinned!

    1. This looks like it would he tasty. I wonder if adding diced apples to the French toast would be good. I will have to try it both ways. I have tried the French toast casserole and the bread was just to soggy, I hope these don’t come out mushy. Have u tried this recipe?

  2. 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!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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 🙂

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  8. 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??

    1. 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:)

  9. 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!!

    1. 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:)

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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?

  13. 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!

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