Aunt Anns Famous French Toast

Aunt Ann’s Famous Baked French Toast                                       Serves 8

My aunt Ann always serves the most amazing New Year’s brunch, with this baked French toast as a featured favorite.  Use it to warm up on one of our cold winter mornings, modified from original to be gluten-free.  Recipe from "The Gluten-Free Hassle-Free Cookbook"  By Marlisa Brown Scheduled for release March 2015.


 ¾ cup packed brown sugar

6 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp corn syrup

Gluten-free cooking spray

8 slices gluten-free bread, (such as Udis)

4 eggs

1 cup 2 % milk

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp powdered sugar


  1. Melt butter. Add brown sugar and corn syrup and combine well. 
  2. Spray 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray.  Pour butter mixture into baking dish, arrange bread slices flat in butter mixture. Squeeze to fit in. 
  3. In blender, mix eggs, milk, vanilla.  Pour over bread slices covering completely. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of bread slices.   
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  5. Uncover and bake 350 for 30 minutes.  Dust with powdered sugar. 

Nutritional Information: 176.9 calories, 3.1 grams protein, 20.7 grams carbohydrates, 8.7 grams fat, 78.8 milligrams cholesterol, 169.2 milligrams sodium, 1.5 grams fiber, 47 milligrams calcium, <1 milligram iron


Tip:  This is the perfect treat for a holiday weekend, other types of bread such as sliced gluten-free Italian, or break apart leftover gluten-free muffins and plain cake can be used in place of the gluten-free bread as well


**Allergy Information: GF, SF, NF, PF, FF, SFF, V.  Keep soy free by using soy free cooking spray.  Make milk free by using a milk free substitute and margarine in place of the butter.  Make egg free by using an eggless egg substitute.  Make vegan by using a milk free substitute, margarine instead of butter, and an vegan egg substitute.

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