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Maple Walnut Baked French Toast

I started to make this meal in the 9×13 baking dish, but them switched to the smaller baking dish because I didn’t want there to be any leftovers…and I know that with a 9×13, we’d have lots of leftovers.  And from my past experience, baked french toast meals and egg casserole meals just taste better right out of the oven.

And not leftover.

So I went with the smaller 8×8 baking dish and heavy on the fruit!

Maple Walnut Baked French Toast

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes (+ Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight)

Cooking Time – 30 to 35 minutes


  • 6 eggs ($.60)
  • 1/2 cup milk ($.05)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (free with Swagbucks from Amazon)
  • 6-8 slices of bread ($.50)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided ($.50) Bought on sale over the holidays!
  • Butter and syrup ($.75)
  • Fresh Fruit ($1.50) We had cantaloupe and clementine oranges


  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and maple syrup.

  • Place a single layer of bread slices in the base of the baking dish. Top with about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.

  • Pour about 1/2 of the egg mixture over the bottom layer.

  • Making sure to pour enough to cover the bottom layer.

  • If necessary, move the bread slices around so that they are completely covered with eggs.

  • Place another layer of bread and the other 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts on top of the first layer of bread and eggs.

  • Pour remaining egg mixture over the top layer.

  • Cover the top layer with the eggs, just as you did the bottom layer.

  • Again, press the bread slices around so that they are covered with the egg mixture.

  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

  • Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, or until begins to golden on top. Prepare fresh fruit while it’s baking.
  • Serve baked Maple Walnut French Toast with Fresh Fruit.

P.S. This easily doubles into a 9×13 glass pan.

Cost $3.90