Crispy edges, lightly spiced custard baked centers, and all the nooks and crannies ready to soak up maple syrup. Your morning are craving these easy Baked French toast muffins. These are much like a muffin meets bread pudding. These French toast cups are prepped and ready in 30 minutes, giving you a simple breakfast or brunch idea that will please anyone.
Some tips for making the best baked french toast muffins. Make sure to use stale or crusty bread. Also, if you want a bit of decadence, feel free to use a combination of milk and half & half! Mix ins are always a fun idea and can include, berries, nuts, or chocolate chips. See the recipe notes for more details.
Baked French Toast Muffins
Bea’s favorite breakfast is french toast. I’ve been making it daily for a week. But this morning I had an early call so I didn’t have time to pan fry the toast. What I loved about these baked French toast cups is how quickly they come together. You make them like bread pudding where you tear or cut up bread. Then you put eggs, spices, milk, and vanilla into a bowl and beat with a fork. Add the bread cubes, toss to coat a few times while the oven heats. Then divide into muffin cups and bake. That’s how simple these are!
You can even let your kids help you for a fun morning baking activity. The girls and I are planning an IGTV video for these Baked French Toast Muffins, so stay tuned.
Grant and I have been watching a lot of Netflix at night. Tiger King…yikes! Those are some shady characters. But I can’t get it out of my mind! Also, I’m obsessed with Ozark. Covid Confession, I cried a lot the last couple of weeks while watching Netflix. The combo of wine, isolation, and dramatic binge sessions does that to me. What should we watch next?
I’ve loved hearing how you are staying home, safe, and keeping busy. I’ve been doing my best to home school the girls. The school provided some links, but I’ve been figuring out other ways to teach them that don’t include all that screen time. All in all, I’ve really enjoyed having my best buddies with me all day again.
We’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors doing scavenger hunts, playing, painting, and building forts. We even buried a time capsule. I’ve also found some good websites that give you free worksheets for different grades. These have been useful to give Bea a bit of actual schoolwork to keep her mind sharp in case Kindergarten doesn’t resume this year. I definitely want her to play and be a kid. However, some type of school structure has been a good thing too. I’m happy to send anyone links that wants them.
Thank you to all of you who email me regularly to check in and request recipes. These Baked French Toast Muffins came from an easy baked breakfast request I received.
With holidays like Easter coming up, I know it can be even harder for people to stay home instead of seeing family. But fun ways to spread your love and show you are thinking of others is to send care packages or cards, have video sessions for happy hour, holiday brunch, and grandparent time. I baked a butter cake and am leaving it on my Mom’s porch to show her we are missing her and thinking of her. And since I have a lot of packages going in and out, I leave boxes of chocolate and “thank you” notes for the delivery people.
Donating, even small amounts or your time, to your local food banks is an awesome way to help out during this pandemic. Check out Feeding America to learn more on how you can make a difference in your community. Let me know how you are spreading Covid Kindness.
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For more French Toast Recipes, try Bananas Fosters Overnight French Toast.
I have a fun quarantine baking collaboration next week involving my Dark Chocolate Almond Meringue Brownies, so check my Instagram for the video and details!
Baked French Toast Muffins
Crispy edges with a lightly spiced soft custard center, these baked french toast muffins are ready in 30 minutes and crowd pleasing!
- 12 slices french bread cubed
- 6 large eggs
- 1⅔ cups whole milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- pinch ground cardamom optional
- pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter for tins
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Tear or slice bread into 1 inch cubes.
In a large bowl, gently whisk together the eggs, vanilla, milk, spices, and salt.
Then add bread and toss to coat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and brush muffin tins with melted butter.
While the oven heats, toss the bread a few more times to soak up all the custard.
Then divide up the french toast into the muffin tins, packing down as necessary.
Mix the topping of sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top.
Then bake 25-30 minutes, until they are puffed up and golden.
Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and maple syrup.
*Use any kind of milk, like nut milk.
*For a more decadent version, use 1 cup milk plus 2/3 cup half and half!
*Add in 1/2 cup of chopped pecans for crunch.
*Mix in 2/3 cup of blueberries for a fruitier take.
*Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips
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