Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake Recipe l

I just came to the realization that Easter is quickly approaching. I don’t know if it’s the extended cold, dreary weather that makes it hard to believe that April is almost half over or what. But, I do know that this month has flown by! Even if I haven’t realized that it’s almost Easter, I have noticed that our grocery stores are just starting to get some good, fresh produce! Since I couldn’t help myself when strawberries were on sale the other day, I ended up with more than we could eat fresh.

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake Recipe l

I couldn’t just let them go bad. This strawberries and cream french toast bake has been on my mind the last few weeks and this was the perfect opportunity to finally give it a try! Fresh, juicy strawberries and sweet cream cheese combine with cinnamon and nutmeg to create a french toast bake bursting with spring flavor. A light layer of cinnamon streusel tops it off giving it a sweet, crunchy top.

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake Recipe l

I love how easy it is to prepare french toast bakes and how you can make them the night before and have it all ready to go for when you need it! Whether you’re starting to think about your Easter menu or you just want something a little extra special for breakfast, this no-fuss french toast bake will be a crowd pleaser!

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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake
Serves: 8
For the French Toast
  • 6½ C day old French bread, cubed
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ C maple syrup
  • 1 C milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1½ C chopped strawberries
  • 4 oz ⅓ of the fat cream cheese, cubed
For the Topping
  • ¼ C butter, softened
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add bread cubes to a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, maple syrup, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over bread cubes and stir to combine. Gently stir in chopped strawberries and cream cheese.
  4. Pour bread mixture into prepared baking dish. Gently press with a spatula.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cut in butter with a fork. Sprinkle over the top of bread mixture.
  6. If baking the next day, place in refrigerator until ready to bake. If baking immediately, bake for 40-50 minutes until topping browns and center is puffed. (Center will deflate as it cools)
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving with your favorite syrup.
  8. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

 Strawberries and Cream French Toast Bake Recipe l

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  1. Jessica, I would definitely enjoy this for breakfast! Have a great friday friend!

  2. This sounds divine! I love strawberries and cream!

  3. Loving this French toast bake! Perfect for a sunny spring weekend. :)

  4. I love how you enjoy baking so much with my favorite fruit! I can’t get enough of strawberries and this french toast bake looks incredible!

  5. This looks like an awesome brunch option!

  6. What a great Easter brunch idea!! I love french toast bakes!

  7. Ha! I just made something similar but with blueberries and brie! I love it! This looks so so delicious – especially with all the strawberries!

  8. What a perfect weekend recipe!

  9. Mmmm this sounds amazing! I love French toast bakes… Probably more than actual French toast, haha! Great flavor too :)

  10. I really, really, really wish I had some French bread. I would be making this right now for tomorrow morning. I bought WAY too many strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, raspberries… way too much everything today.

  11. This sounds amazing! I love strawberries and cream. Pairing that combination with the wonder of a French toast bake sounds absolutely fantastic. I’m going to make this for our annual Easter brunch. Thanks for the great recipe!

  12. Wow, this looks like an amazing breakfast. You can’t go wrong with strawberries and cream in my book. :)

  13. Oh boy, french toasts and baked? This is perfect. I wish I could have had this for breakfast today. I am pinning to make in the near future :-) My kids are going to love this!

  14. I’ve made something similar to this before, but never with the streusel topping. Love that idea!

  15. You just made my decision for what to have Easter morning that much harder.

  16. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to make a french toast bake! Yours looks delicious! Mmmm strawberries and cream….This would be perfect for any lazy Sunday brunch.

  17. What a fun spring morning breakfast! I love how you used up those leftover strawberries…it would be too sad to let them go to waste!

  18. I can’t believe April is halfway through either! Like where did that go?! Love this french toast bake, though. Just another way to fall in love with strawberries. 😀

  19. Yum! Breakfast is the best and I loveeeee French Toast… and strawberries…and cream. Basically, this needs to be my breakfast tomorrow. I can’t wait.

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