Here at Ginny’s, we love the ease of slow cooker meals, and this slow cooker French toast bake is no exception! This hands-off recipe delivers on delicious flavor and is great at feeding a crowd. We recommend slow cooker French toast bake as the perfect Christmas morning brunch; cook the bread in the slow cooker while everyone opens presents and takes pictures, and then simply take it out of the slow cooker once everyone is ready to chow down!
1 medium size loaf of French bread
1 3/4 c. milk
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 c. maple syrup
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
- Cut the bread into slices 3/4″ – 1″ thick.
- In a large bowl, whip the eggs, and add the milk, cinnamon, 1/4 c. brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg. Mix well.
- Soak the slices of bread in the egg mixture overnight in a covered container in the refrigerator. All of the mixture should be absorbed into the bread by morning.
- In the morning, spray the slow cooker pot with cooking spray (or use a liner to make your clean-up much easier!)
- Stand the soaked bread slices on end in the pot. Keep them in a single layer: all pieces should be touching the bottom and most of them should also be touching a side of the pot.
- Cook on high 1-2 hours until the bread on the sides of the pot is browning nicely and the egg is cooking. Turn the slow cooker to low.
- Mix 1/4 c. brown sugar, syrup, butter and walnuts in a small bowl.
- Pour the walnut mixture over the toast and cook on low for another hour or until you are happy with the toast mixture.