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French Bread Bake for Two

The French break bake for two is so simple and yet fancy enough for a special breakfast in-bed kind of meal. Mix the ingredients, bake, and enjoy the full-flavor creamy bread.

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French Bread Bake
French Bread Bake with Glaze

Easy Baked Recipe

This meal is very easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time and reheated. Enjoy a cup of coffee while you cook. Mix the ingredients and get it in the oven, it is as simple as that. If you are entertaining, this recipe allows you to spend time with your guests.

My husband normally puts maple syrup over his pan cakes and french toast. With this recipe, he doesn’t need to. He said it is more like a dessert or like bread pudding than anything. He has this on his “ask” list for breakfast food.

Cook for a Crowd

While this was made in a cast iron skillet today, it could also be made for a crowd. Double the recipe and bake it in a 9X13 pan or even the crock pot. just adjust the baking times.

Cubed Bread
Cubed Bread

Use that Stale Bread

If you are a saver like me, you will soon realize that this is a recipe that is perfect for using up that stale bread. Personalize this recipe with your tastes. You can certainly use a wide variety of bread. Use what you like to eat.

Almost like Bread Pudding
french bread bake in a skillet
french bread bake before serving and glazing

Breakfast in Bed Day Recipe

Whether it is for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or some other special occasion to serve breakfast in bed for someone. This is so easy and would mean so much to the lucky recipient that gets to enjoy this French Bread Bake.

No matter which way you try, I hope that this will become one of your go-to recipes for french toast bake.

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French Bread Bake for Two

French toast prepared ahead of time with a few ingredients. Baked in the oven.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, Comfort food, recipe, skillet
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 1922kcal


  • 12 slices french bread I get mine on sale and use that to save money
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 4 eggs large
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbl vanilla


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbl water may need a scant more depending on desired consistency


  • Prehead oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in cast iron skillet or (melt butter and pour in 8×8 cake pan)
    melting butter
  • Put the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Use whisk to mix all the ingredients. note: when I add farm fresh eggs. I break them in a bowl first to make sure that they are okay. I break one open in the bowl, add it to the large bowl, and so on. I have another bowl handy for the egg shells.
    farm fresh eggs
  • Cube 12 slices of french bread and add to the bowl of wet ingredients.
    cubed bread
  • Mix until all the bread is coated with the mixture.
    bread cubed in milk
  • Pour the batter/bread into the pan with the butter on the bottom.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Longer if you desire your french bread drier and crispier on top.
  • Once done, remove to cool slightly
    French Bread Bake in a Cast Iron Skillet


  • Mix the powdered sugar and water together in a bowl.
  • Serve individual servings on a plate. Using a spoon, drizzle some of the glaze on top of the french bread bake.
  • Enjoy!

Your Own Private Notes


You can make this with our without cinnamon. I like mine with cinnamon. You can also add things like nuts or raisins. If I did this, it would probably be 1/2 cup. Or you could even sprinkle with brown sugar on top.
If you take a look at the final product in the skillet, you will see it rises slightly.
french bread bake in a skillet

french bread bake before serving and glazing

I recommend cutting out a piece and putting it on a pretty place and drizzling on the glaze. It gives it such a great look for serving.


Calories: 1922kcal | Carbohydrates: 363g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 343mg | Sodium: 2164mg | Potassium: 814mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 152g | Vitamin A: 722IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 410mg | Iron: 16mg
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I hope that you liked this recipe. If you are looking for more ideas on what to make, here are a few other recipes that you may enjoy.

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Saturday 28th of April 2018

I love anything cooked in a cast iron skillet. Well, almost anything. But this sounds delicious and great for using up stale bread.


Sunday 29th of April 2018

I have a number of cast iron skillets and just love using them. This recipe is budget friendly as we can use up our stale bread and turn it into something very tasty without much effort. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Clearissa Coward

Friday 27th of April 2018

This looks really good and a nice treat for two.


Sunday 29th of April 2018

It is and so easy to do. If we only had one serving each, we could actually feed four people. But it is so good, it is hard not to have more.

Dorothy Berry-Lound

Friday 27th of April 2018

Nice recipe. This is similar to bread and butter pudding, My Mum used to make it to use up stale bread. One of my English friends here in Italy makes the same sort of thingbusingbup left over panatone, Italian Christnas cake.


Sunday 29th of April 2018

Oh yes, very similar to bread pudding. Very budget friendly recipe and delicious results. I bet your friend's version is very good too.

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