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Pioneer Woman’s “Autumn-inspired” Baked French Toast

Pioneer Woman’s “Autumn-Inspired” Baked French Toast 

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My daughters and I greatly enjoy watching the Pioneer Woman. For starters, her recipes are fabulous, and there’s something soothing about watching her cook from her family’s ranch while her adorable dogs, Charlie and Walter, meander throughout the kitchen.

On a busy day, I love finding recipes that are equally delicious and easy to put together! Ree Drummond has many of these winning combinations, and one of my family’s favorites is her Baked French Toast. It. is. amazing. This recipe comes together in minutes, and the aroma and flavors that come from this dish are absolutely wonderful! I also need to mention that this recipe can be made the day before and baked the next day! (directions on the Pioneer Woman’s website). The original recipe is perfection, but with the arrival of autumn, I was inspired to bake this adaptation!

Pioneer Woman’s “Autumn-Inspired” Baked French Toast

*inspired and slightly adapted from the Pioneer Woman

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

preheat oven to 350°

-Generously grease a 13×9 baking pan

-Cut one loaf of crusty sourdough, French or Italian bread into approximately 1″ pieces (depending on the size of the loaf, you might not need the entire loaf — I use enough bread to fill the baking pan)

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In a mixing bowl, whisk together:

8 whole eggs

2 cups vanilla almond milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup coconut palm sugar

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 Tablespoons vanilla extract

This mixture smells so wonderful! Very, very vanilla!

-Pour the egg mixture over the bread and set aside.

-In a separate bowl, gently blend:

1/2 cup almond meal or all-purpose flour

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup coconut sugar (this sugar smells wonderful!)

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4-1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (ahh, the smell of autumn!)

-Cut one stick of butter into small cubes, and blend into the sugar/spice mixture until small pebbles begin to form.

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-Sprinkle evenly over the bread/egg mixture

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Bake at 350° for approximately 45 minutes to one hour, depending how soft or crunchy you like your French toast.

I typically bake mine for 50 minutes.

Enjoy the delightful aroma of autumn as it wafts through your kitchen and throughout your home — breathe it in — it’s heavenly!

The Pioneer Woman recommends serving this dish with fresh fruit and maple syrup — I completely agree! (I told you she’s awesome!)

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Thank you, Ree Drummond, for your wonderful recipes and inspiration!


  1. Wow lovely!! this looks and sounds so good Anna! yumm

    1. Thank you so much, Lynn!

      1. Very nice description and wonderful pictures, I want to try it yumm

        1. Thank you so much, Lynn! I hope you’ll try it and let me know how you and your family like it! 🙂 It’s one of our favorite Pioneer Woman recipes!

          1. It sounds really wonderful and I can smell it yumm!

  2. I’ve made 2 of her French toast casseroles… I can’t wait to try this one!

  3. I love flavorful make ahead breakfast dishes, and this one look delicious!

    1. Thank you, Julie! This is a definite Pioneer Woman favorite! 🙂

  4. This looks amazing! I’ve never tried a French toast casserole with streusel on top, but it sounds delicious!!

    1. It’s amazingly delicious! And the pure maple syrup on top is the “icing on the cake” so to speak! 😉

  5. Mmm! Anna this looks & sounds amazing! Such a nice alternative to pan frying slice after slice!

    1. Absolutely! It’s so easy to make and the kitchen smells amazing while it bakes! 😉

  6. Pioneer Woman is amazing! I’ve never had a bad recipe from her! Will love to try this – love baked french toast casseroles so much! And perfect for fall.

    1. Yes, I totally agree! And I love the aroma while it bakes! 😉

  7. Baked french toast never fails to make me so happy and never fails to be delicious! This looks like no exception

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I love baked French Toast as well! 😉

  8. Hey Great Seeing you today! Thanks for liking my blog post! This baked French toast just looks SO GOOD it isn’t fair! Light and Love, Shona

    1. Wonderful to see you, too, Shona!! 😀 Hope you get a chance to make the baked French toast!! 🙂
      ~ Anna

      1. Oh Anna! You like to stir up trouble I see;) lol! Light and Love, Shona

  9. Wish I could bring you some, Shona! 🙂
    Light and Love to you, too!
    Love, Anna

  10. I love curling up on the couch and watching an episode of the Pioneer Woman! She has such a peaceful demeanor, and I love getting a peak into her life on the ranch. This french toast looks lovely 🙂

    1. Hi Liora!
      Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂 I completely agree, and her recipes always turn out fabulous!
      I look forward to visiting your blog as well!
      ~ Anna

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