Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Homemade Maple Syrup

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Homemade Maple Syrup

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I wish these pictures did this dish more justice. It is seriously so yummy. I included this recipe in this weeks meal plan, since it was a crowd favorite at my house last last week. It was just how French Toast should be, lightly browned on the outside and soft on the inside. I then decided to simply outdo myself and paired it with some homemade syrup. OMG ladies! It was that good.

Here are the recipes, since I know you are dying to try it now too.

Raisin Cinnamon French Toast with Homemade Syrup

1 (24 ounce) loaf of cinnamon raisin bread, cubed
6 eggs slightly beaten
3 cups milk
2 tsp vanilla
powder sugar

Place bread in a greased 9x13 baking pan.
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or over night. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before baking.

Preheat oven to 350'. Bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with Homemade Maple Syrup.

Maple Syrup

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp maple flavoring
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbl butter

Bring sugars and water to a boil stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add maple flavoring, vanilla, and butter, strring to combine and to melt butter.

I store my leftover syrup in my fridge, in a mason jar. You can serve it cold or reheat in the microwave for 45 seconds. Warm syrup is just too good!

This recipe comes from the book 200 Casseroles

Print Recipe HERE

XO Danielle


  1. I am going to have to try this! My hubby LOVES french toast! thanks!

  2. danielle do you think you could use egg whites instead of eggs ?? and how many? thanks for the recipe i want to make this so bad!! lol

    1. I would think so. I am not sure how many egg whites to use. I know you can also you 1/4 cup of mashed fruit to replace 1 egg when baking. You can try that too.

  3. I love breakfast food! Especially French toast. I will definitely be trying this.

  4. I make my own syrup and it is basically the same recipe...I don't store mine in the refrigerator though...I store mine in a recycled glass maple leaf bottle from some organic brand I had purchased previously. I also make my own chocolate syrup for chocolate milk, sundaes etc...My kids and hubby cannot stand the store bought stuff :) I am going to have to make your french toast soon...It sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    1. How do you make your own chocolate syrup?

    2. How do you make your own chocolaye syrup?

    3. Please share your chocolate syrup recipe! We go thru a ridiculous amount of the stuff and I'd love to make my own!

  5. This is so cool! Ive never baked french toast before. I was actually thinking about what I should make my son for breakfast and I think I might try your recipe! Thanks for posting this!

    Evon Von

  6. Thought about you this morning. Making granola and I use honey and or maple syrup. Out of the real maple syrup so I decided to make mine own. I made some similar to yours....sugar, water and maple flavoring. The flavoring I am not too crazy about, but in a pinch I think this will work.
    Hope you are feeling better.

  7. I made this syrup this morning and was happily surprised at how delicious it was. Super easy to make and oh my goodness was it tasty. I will no longer be buying mine from the store.


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