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Baked French Toast with Home Style Syrup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

This variation of typical French toast is both simple to prepare and delicious. And the homemade syrup has more flavor than bottled pancake syrup ever could. I hope you like them both! —Deloris Asmus, Waseca, Minnesota
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  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 slices day-old French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1-1/4 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
  • SYRUP:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  1. In a shallow dish or pie plate, combine eggs, milk, vanilla and salt. Add bread and soak for 5 minutes, turning once to coat. Coat each slice with cornflake crumbs and place on a well-greased baking sheet. Dot each slice with butter. Bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. For syrup, combine sugar, corn syrup, water and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in evaporated milk and flavorings.
  3. Serve over warm French toast.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 416 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 610mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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