Slow Cooker French Toast

Every Friday night, we have breakfast for dinner. Last week, we were out of the house until 6 p.m., so I needed to make dinner in advance. Since pre-made french toast isn’t that appealing, I decided to try french toast in the slow cooker. I don’t think I’ll ever make it piece by piece for dinner again!!

Early in the day (or the night before), slice into cubes:

  • 1 loaf bread (use any kind you want. French bread, sandwich bread, rolls, etc. We used a really healthy bread none of us liked too much on our sandwiches. Dousing it with eggs, milk and sugar was a great way to use it up.)
Put the bread in a large bowl and in a smaller bowl, combine:
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 C milk
  • 2 T vanilla
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • The zest of one orange
  • 2 t pumpkin pie spice
Pour this mixture over the bread and mix to make sure all the bread is covered in the liquid. Put this in the fridge for somewhere between four hours and overnight.
 
After the bread soaks for a while, pour it into a cold slow cooker, covered in non-stick spray. If you don’t spray it, and spray it well, you’ll be cursing me as you do your dishes that night.
In a small bowl, combine:
  • 1/4 C melted butter
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 3/4 C oats
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice
Sprinkle this mixture over the bread, cover with the lid and cook on low for four hours, or on high for two hours.
That’s it! This was so good, I’m thinking of making it on Christmas!!

4 Responses to “Slow Cooker French Toast”

  1. Jacob
    October 6, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    This was really delicious!

  2. Elizabeth
    October 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Ok so my husband has this wierd thing about soggy bread….does the texture come out soggy or totally like normal French Toast.

  3. Ami
    October 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Hi Elizabeth!
    It’s definitely not soggy. It’s softer than normal french toast, but it wasn’t soggy. I would say if normal french toast is as soft as he’ll go, this recipe isn’t for him, but I was actually pleasantly surprised it was as un-soggy as it was. Hope that helped! 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      October 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

      Thanks! Maybe I will try it while he is out hunting!