Baked Cinnamon French Toast


6 slices bread (white, whole gran or raisin)
1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) pancake syrup
2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
Fruit, for garnish (optional)


Spray a 13 x 9-inch (3.5 L) baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange bread slices to fit in single layer in dish; sprinkle with cinnamon.

In a bowl, beat eggs with milk, syrup, butter and vanilla just until blended. Pour evenly over bread. Bake immediately or cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until firm to the touch. Garnish with fruit. Serve hot, with additional pancake syrup.

Makes 6 servings.

Tips: It is important to arrange bread slices in single layer. If recipe is increased, use another baking dish. Unless otherwise specified, recipes are generally written using large eggs.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes

Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 231
Carbohydrate: 32.6 g
Protein: 6.3 g
Fat: 8.4 g