Cinnamon Streusel French Toast


This is seriously delicious people–like French toast “cake” with streusel on top (are you dying yet?). This would be worth twice the effort but wins my heart for how insanely easy it was to pull together.


  • 1 French bread (I used a skinny-ish baguette here and it was fine – I might go for a slightly heftier size next time, and imagine that sourdough would be delicious too!)
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.5 cup brown sugar
  • 0.5 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 0.75 cup granulated sugar
  • 0.5 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 8 large eggs, beaten slightly
  • 0.5 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Cut bread into cubes, and evenly place in the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the beaten eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture till it resembles sand (you’ll have a few pea-sized pieces; that’s okay). Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. The next day, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle streusel evenly over the top of the bread mixture. Bake uncovered for 45-55 minutes, or until the french toast is set and golden brown.
  5. Serve immediately with maple syrup.

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod.

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