This oven baked french toast fondue makes standard breakfast fare into an event! Flip your go-to French toast recipe on its head with these quick fondue bites.
Serving up a piping hot breakfast has to be one of the tastiest and heart-warming moments of the week. After all, there’s nothing better than waking up knowing you’re about to eat fluffy pancakes, eggs, bacon, creamy hot cereal, or stuffed French toast. Breakfast really is the meal of dreams.
Whether you’re making breakfast for friends, whipping up a special brunch, or cooking for the family over the holidays – breakfast foods are sure to please.
This quick and easy twist on your standard eggy bread (French toast or pain perdu if you will) is a bite-sized fondue breakfast everyone can dip and dunk.
These oven baked French toast fondue sticks are fun for the family or a brunch buffet.
What kind of bread should you use to make French toast?
While you can use just about any bread for French toast, it’s best to turn to the pros. After all, it’s not named after the French for nothing! When grocery shopping, find a soft and fresh French bread like brioche. Brioche can be purchased by the loaf so you can slice, dice and cube it as thick as your heart desires. You can also use a loaf of French bread, or American white bread (I like the thick-cut Texas Toast loaves). If you need to do your grocery shopping in advance, make sure to store your bread in a a bread box so it doesn’t get stale.
Is baked French toast easy to make?
Let’s just say the oven makes this easy breakfast even easier. No more standing over the stove to flip slice after slice of egg-washed bread. Simply cut your bread into cubes, whisk together your egg wash, pop them onto a baking sheet, and toss them into the oven while you prep your toppings. When your little golden bites are done, simply take them out and remove the fondue bites with a rubber spatula. For extra pizzazz you can serve your French toast bites on white party trays, where you can fit a little bowl of dipping sauce on the end.
What are some go-to toppings for baked French toast?
This French toast fondue wouldn’t be fondue without the fixings. Dips! A quick apricot dipping sauce (apricot jam and orange juice) makes this dish super special. The little bites are also great with syrup and can be paired with endless toppings. I love serving them with coconut flakes, chopped pistachios, and diced fruit to thread onto the fondue skewers. Personalize and create your own toppings and share your favorites below!
My hack for making these oven baked French toast fondue bites easy, is to cook them all at once instead of slaving over the stove!
This baked French toast recipe is the perfect dish for a baby shower, open house, or for kicking around the house on a lazy Saturday morning. For the tastiest results, serve this dish while it’s hot! But don’t worry, it can also be served at room temperature or on a buffet. Remember to double, or even triple the recipe if you’re cooking for a crowd!
Oven Baked French Toast Fondue
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3 large eggs
- 4 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 slices 1-inch-thick soft French bread cut into 1-inch cubes
- ½ cup apricot jam
- 2 tablespoon orange juice
- Heat oven to 375°F. In a bowl, whisk together sugar, milk, eggs, 3 tablespoon butter and cinnamon. Gently toss bread in mixture until coated well.
- Spread remaining butter on a rimmed, nonstick baking sheet. Add bread cubes in a single layer and bake 12 to 15 min. Use a spatula to remove baked cubes from pan and serve immediately with dipping sauce and toppings.
- To make apricot dipping sauce, combine jam and orange juice and microwave 1 min; stir to smooth.
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Then, dive into some more of my own breakfast favorites!
Huevos with Balck Bean Hash Browns are the tastiest spicy side to your eggs that will ever be. Decadent Carrot Cake Pancakes with Pecans are everyone's dream. Bacon Granola puts bacon where it should be...in everything! Quick and easy, these no-rise Cinnamon Rolls can be made the morning of your brunch!
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Recipe Tara Teaspoon. Words Tara & Ashlin Almquist. Photographs by Yunkee Kim. Prop styling by Megan Hedgepeth. Food Styling Anne Disrude. Originally published 03/09 in LHJ.
Tara, this is such a great idea! Baking the French toast will save so much time... especially when I need to feed a crowd.
I agree! It takes to long to turn them on the stovetop!
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner says
What a great idea! I know my grandkids would love to do this!
Perfect for little kids!
Kelly Anthony says
Oh my goodness GRACIOUS! This is such a precious idea!!! I am obsessed 🙂 Looks so good, Tara!!!
Ahh thanks! It's tasty and easy!!
Becky Tarala says
What a cute idea! Love little bites like this. My kids would go crazy for them!
Mary Bench says
What a fun idea! Party for breakfast!
Can I actually put the dipping sauce in a fondue pot to keep warm? Thanks!
Certainly! Fun idea!
What?! Dipping french toast! I love fondue, and this just became my go-to fancy breakfast.