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 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
12 muffins


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


  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. Β 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.

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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 never know whether to go sweet or savory when I go out for breakfast…but if I can make these at home then it would make the choice a LOT easier! Such a fun breakfast treat!

  2. These looked amazing. Helped my daughter make them yesterday so she could “cook” for me today. We had to leave them in for an hour and the middle was completely mushy. So sad cause the top was amazing!!!

  3. So I baked these just yesterday for my mom as a pre-Mother’s Day treat. They were amazing! We’re natural french toast lovers in my house. I was excited when I found this recipe and I was elated to taste how well they came out.

    I left them sitting for about 4 hours, which seemed to work well enough. I had some problem creating the streusel; it came out as more of a spread the first time, most likely due to my level of applied “smooshing”. But the result in the end was the same – a crunchy top with a great tasting bread body. Thanks so much for sharing πŸ™‚

  4. Lovely muffins! Just a quick question. Can we mix the bread with the egg mixture and then add it to the muffin pan? Will this affect the texture of the muffin?

  5. So I tried these yummy muffins for Mother’s Day and, it’s probably me, but these were a HOT MESS! My first mistake was forgetting to grease the muffin tins. I ended up throwing them away because they were such a mess! And mine were definitely soggy too. They tasted fine but I think if I did it again-first of all, I wouldn’t forget the grease spray! :-/ and I think I might use jumbo muffin tins. My muffins spilled over so badly and made a huge mess on the pans and in my oven! Like I said, I’m sure it was me-your muffins look gorgeous. Hope everyone else has better luck! πŸ™‚

  6. These look sooo amazing! I’ve been wanting to try a french toast muffin and yours looks perfect. I laughed when I saw that pic of your little boy, that is totally my two girls every time :).

  7. Could I pour the milk etc. over all the bread then just divide that among the 12 cups? I can just see myself not getting enough liquid in some and too much in others. Or is there a reason not to do that?

  8. Made these last week for Mother’s Day and they were a HUGE hit. Fantastic recipe, and I love that, unlike most baked French toast recipes, there is very little butter!
    Just thought I’d mention though, that even pressing the bread down while I filled the muffins with the egg/milk mixture, it took a really long time and still made a mess. I had to use a soup spoon to ladle small amounts bit by bit. It occurs to me that, wouldn’t it be much simpler to just mix everything in a large dish, then divide into the muffin tins when you’re ready to bake them? πŸ™‚
    My son is demanding them again, so I’m making them now, to bake tomorrow.

  9. Oh geez. Just posted and then saw that the person before me said the exact same thing. Oh well. I guess I’ll have to eat an extra one to make myself feel better!

  10. Do you put these in the oven right out of the refrigerator when left overnight? I have seen other recipes for baked french toast that let it come to room temperature before putting it in, or putting it in while the oven warms up. Thank you! I will be trying these this weekend!

  11. I just made this in a 9X13 pan and 2 out of 4 kids like it, but more importantly hubby thinks it is great! The taste is great but I am not a fan of the texture. I think next time I make it I will let it sit out a bit and not put the pan straight into the oven from the fridge. My streusel topping came out more like a spread but hey I just spread it around on top =). I also increased the bake time to 40 minutes so it was heated all the way through. Thanks for sharing this recipe can’t wait to make it again.

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