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This Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake is my go-to recipe for holiday and weekend brunches. It never fails to impress and is super easy to prepare. (gluten-free & dairy-free)
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Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.3g10%
Saturated Fat 1.1g7%
Cholesterol 140.8mg47%
Sodium 273.5mg12%
Carbohydrates 39.5g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 15.2g17%
Protein 6.6g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 servings
Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 

All of your favorite fall flavors from cranberries to orange in this Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake. It's is my go-to recipe for holiday and weekend brunches. This is one breakfast dish that's so easy, but it never fails to impress!

Ingredients
  • 1 loaf of bread, dried and cut into cubes* (about 6 1/2 cups)
  • 4 large eggs
  • cup milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple or pancake syrup + additional maple or pancake syrup for serving**
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • dash of cloves
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh cranberries***
  • powdered sugar for serving, optional
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9x13" (or other 3-quart casserole dish) with non-stick cooking spray and arrange bread cubes in an even layer in the dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, orange juice, maple syrup and spices. Pour egg mixture over top of the bread, making sure all of the bread gets soaked. Scatter cranberries over top, making sure to tuck a few cranberries into the crevices between the bread cubes.
  3. Let the french toast bake soak at least 15 minutes at room temperature, or cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge overnight.
  4. When you're ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for about 30 minutes and until tops are lightly browned - you want the bake to be moist, but no longer liquidy and not dried out either.

  5. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and drizzle of maple or pancake syrup. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*I used a small loaf (12 oz.) of cinnamon raisin gluten-free bread from Trader Joe's. Please note that calorie count and serving size is calculated based on using this specific bread, but any favorite bread may be used. And to make this recipe gluten-free, use a certified gluten-free bread.
**I used Walden Farms Pancake Syrup. There are no calories or sugar in this syrup and it was used to calculate calories, as well.
***If cranberries aren't your thing, you can totally sub with blueberries, raspberries or blackberries.

****Make this recipe dairy-free by using almond milk.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Orange French Toast Bake, French Toast Bake

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