Baked French Toast

Make Sunday morning brunch extra special with Baked French Toast. And this time, skip the stovetop. This classic recipe is simple with your NESCO Roaster Oven and Cake Pan. Before everyone’s even out of their pajamas, you’ll have the breakfast table piled high with slices of sweet baguette. Drizzle with warm maple syrup and your choice of sugar, jam, or fresh fruit.

Your Key Ingredients:

NESCO Roaster Oven
NESCO 9 x 13″ Cake Pan

Grocery Ingredients:

3 cups half-and-half or whole milk
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
12 3/4″ thick diagonally cut baguette slices from a day-old baguette

Suggested Toppings:

Maple syrup
Confectioners sugar
Fresh fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, etc.


  1. Generously butter a NESCO® 9 x 13″ Cake Pan. Whisk together half-and-half, eggs, vanilla, salt, and two Tbsp sugar with blender.
  2. Arrange baguette slices in dish and pour “custard” combination over bread. Turn slices over once or twice to coat and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  3. During this time, preheat NESCO® Roaster Oven to 425º F. Place rack in cookwell.
  4. Before placing baking dish in oven, sprinkle remaining sugar on top of bread and bake until custard is set and top is golden brown – approximately 30 to 35 minutes. Serves 6.