Cinnamon French Toast-Crock Pot Style

2011-09-13
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  • Pot Size : 5-6qt
  • Servings : 6-8
  • Cook Time : 6-8 hours on low

Cinnamon French Toast Crock Pot Style

  1. Grease the inside of your crock pot (5-6 qt) very well with butter, shortening, or cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla together.
  3. Dip each piece of bread into the mix and layer into the crock pot.
  4. Pour the remaining mix into the crock pot and cover the bread.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. This is done when the egg has cooked (you can tell because you’ll see bits of cooked egg stuck to the bread). You can then take the lid off but leave it plugged in for about 15 min-serve! Can serve with fruit preserves or maple syrup!

We have updated and revised this recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole 16 oz loaf of real bakery style bread
  • 6-8 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups of milk (1 used 1 cup of skim, and 1 cup of heavy cream)
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, or other desired nuts (optional)


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  1. posted by Jenn on Jan 8, 2012

    Made this last night, with cheap store brand sandwich bread. Family loved it. I personally love the baked french toast from the Corner Bakery Cafe, however there isn’t one close to me so I was excited to try a similar at home recipe. We will definitely be making this one again. I soaked each piece of bread and layered in the crock pot sprinkling nuts in between. I then poured the extra mixture on top. I do recommend using a crock pot liner though, even with a liberal dosing of PAM cooking spray it was sticky.

  2. posted by mary daniel on Nov 10, 2011

    I am going to try this for breakfast in the morning, but use Apple Strusel bread, and add some nutmeg and cloves (I LOVE these 2 spices on my french toast). And I will follow some of the suggestions posted. Will update on the results!

    • posted by mary daniel on Nov 11, 2011

      The flavor of this was AMAZING,the kids and I all enjoyed the flavor, especially with the addition of the nutmeg and cloves. And the apple Fritter bread was great!! But it WAS like bread pudding. Hopefully it will firm up some as it cools. (Think this might be a better “French Toast” if its put in the oven or cooked traditionally in a a skillet.)

       
  3. posted by melody on Sep 30, 2011

    I just turned my crockpot on, will see what I end up with in the morning :) I am using cinnamon bread and I soaked each slice of bread in the mixture before layering it in the crockpot. That way each slice is pre-soaked and poured the remainder over the top.

    • posted by melody on Sep 30, 2011

      Ok, I made it, and love it! I would not make it using anything other than cinnamon bread though, maybe Challah bread. I tossed in a couple pieces of whole wheat bread to help soak up some of the mixture since my cinnamon loaf was small….and the whole wheat bread tasted terrible in the end. When I first looked at it this morning and tried it, I was concerned too about how soggy the bottom layer was and we ate from the top. But, I left it on the counter to cool for a couple hours and it all firmed up and tasted amazing! It definitely is more like bread pudding, not french toast. I didn’t even need to put syrup on it, ate it on its own. 3 other people in the household loved it too. Will definitely make this again.

      I had a smaller loaf of cinnamon bread so I just used 9 eggs and 3 cups of milk and kept the rest of the ingredients the same. I soaked the bread slice by slice in the mixture before putting it in the crock pot, then layered it and poured the remaining mixture over each layer. There was a lot of liquid floating around in there. Set it on low for 6 hours and then it went to warm for a couple hours until I woke. The top looked perfect, the bottom was soggy. We ate mostly from the top and edges and after the bread cooled down, it firmed up and was no longer soggy. It was just very moist and delicious like bread pudding! Yummy!!

       
    • posted by The Guys on Sep 30, 2011

      Melody! – you are a Crock Star for sure! Thanks for reporting back with the results. I’m sure everyone will benefit.

       
  4. posted by Stacy on Sep 19, 2011

    I would try it again, but I would try doing it in layers. A single layer of bread, then pour some egg mixture on top, repeat. The top was good, a good part of the middle got no egg mixture and the bottom was mushy goo that I ended up dumping.

    Also, I cooked my for 2.5 hours on high – what good is a simple crock pot breakfast if you have to get up at 2am to make it?? Started mine on Sunday at 7:30am and we ate at 10:00am and it was fine.

  5. posted by Melissa W on Sep 17, 2011

    I was so excited about making this and now I feel stupid for having wasted a loaf of my good bread. I followed the directions EXACTLY so I know that there wasn’t some sort of error on that. This was the nastiest thing I think I have ever made. The taste was fine but no one could get past the texture. A total of 5 tiny bites were tried, spit out and the remainder of the pot was thrown in the trash. To those who have made this and enjoyed it, I am sorry if I offend you, but this is my opinion and the opinion of my household.

    • posted by Gregg on Sep 17, 2011

      We’ve had completely different reviews on this. I’ve personally made it and it was great. Mind you this was submitted by a fan too. Not an original. We’ve had total opposite results… Either horrible or really tasty. I’ve put the word out to see if this is a fixable recipe or do we just toss it out with the trash? Sorry for the waste of time and food. That sucks. I hope it at least smelled good.

       
  6. posted by Woody Williams on Sep 15, 2011

    So… it’s really bread pudding and, if you like bread pudding, this is easy and pretty darned good. If you like french toast, however, you’re in for a let-down–not a bad one but it’s not french toast-like at all.

  7. posted by Jeri on Sep 13, 2011

    Next time I make this I am gonna use Cinnamon bread and instead of regular bread and instead of throwing it in, I am gonna try putting it in like it came out of the bag instead. It was a hit in our home though! The boys liked it my husband liked it! It was a success!

  8. posted by Eileen on Sep 13, 2011

    I forgot to add that the texture is similar to a bread pudding. :)

  9. posted by Eileen on Sep 13, 2011

    We actually made this recipe. We used a type of bread of what we had on hand – standard sandwich bread – 1lb. 4oz. But thought that it would be great with cinnamon raisin bread or even Texas Toast (thick bread). Next time we make this we will place in HALF the bread, pour in HALF of the liquid mixture and repeat. That way the nuts (optional) get into all areas of the French Toast not mainly on top of the baking dish. We felt that it could use a little more nuts than just 1/4 cup (personal preference) – we used pecans. To complete this we sifted powdered sugar on individual servings before serving. Then used maple syrup.

  10. posted by sandy m. on Sep 13, 2011

    This looks so awesome… and I happen to just have a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread available…. :)

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