As I covered in my Valentine’s Day post, I think holidays like this should serve as an opportunity to do nothing but enjoy the day as a family. That’s not to say when Mother’s Day comes around, I wouldn’t love a crafty present from my babies, but beyond that, all I want is time…oh and maybe some French Toast Bake…

Best brunch idea ever!! Mother's day breakfast idea.

Yeah, it looks as unhealthy as it is. But it’s such an inexpensive breakfast and is by far the most decadent, mouthwatering dish I’ve ever had.

I don’t normally share recipes (or at least ones that aren’t somewhat healthy) but if ever you were to break your diet over a dish, this one should be it! The best part is that this dish will cost you little money and even less time, especially since you prepare it the night before.

Chances are you already have all of the ingredients necessary to make this succulent dish and it’s sure to make for a great start to your Mother’s Day or Father’s Day celebrations.

Father’s Day Breakfast


4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar + 3T + additional for sprinkling

  • Melt the butter and mix in the brown sugar then pour into a 9×13 pan.
  • Mix the eggs, milk, 3t vanilla, 2t cinnamon, 3T brown sugar together.
  • Place a layer of bread down evenly into the 9×13 pan then pour half the custard onto the bread.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon and brown.sugar on top of the bread then another layer of bread then the rest of the custard, then more cinnamon and sugar.
  • Put in fridge overnight.
  • Pull out in the morning as your oven is preheating to 350 degrees.
  • Cook for approximately 1 hour or until the top is golden brown.

If you prefer it to be a bit more like custard, you can stop there. I prefer to pull it out, slice it up so that caramel bottom runs golden sugar rivers between the slices, then put back in for 5 more minutes.

When you dish the bread, use a spatula to serve it and flip it so that the sugary bottom is now the top. You’ll want to dish it while it’s still hot and you’ll want to do so quickly, before the sugar hardens.


I’m not normally a fan of French toast but this…oh this is so different.

The cooked sugar creates this crisp shell that serves as a perfect complement to the fluffy, rich bread underneath. No syrup is needed, though a warm cup of coffee or a bowl of fresh strawberries would certainly round out what is sure to be one of the best breakfasts you’ve ever had.

Believe me, the whole family will thank you.

What are you doing to celebrate Father’s Day this year?



  • Anna R Palmer Reply

    If we can’t be decadent on mothers day when CAN we?

    • thriftyguardian Reply

      Exactly!! 😉

  • Molly Stevens Reply

    This looks fantastic! I must try it even if it isn’t Mother’s or Father’s day.

  • Faye Reply

    I am a sucker for an awesome french toast recipe – and this is being added to the top of that list! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Margaretha Reply

    Quick and easy – definitely my sort of recipe!

    • thriftyguardian Reply

      Mine, too! My hubby does MOST of the cooking in our house, but I can handle something like this 😀

  • sue Reply

    SYum! I don’t make French toast often. But my grandson loves it. I’ll be giving this recipe a try.

  • Molly Stevens Reply

    I already love French Toast so this won’t be a stretch for me. And I was looking for the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving breakfast but no need to look any further than this Amber!

  • Carol Reply

    This had to be pinned, so delectable. For sure! Thanks. Oh and otherwise shared!

  • Silly Mummy Reply

    This sounds amazing! I love french toast!

    • thriftyguardian Reply

      Me too!! Trying to avoid it until after my HealthyWage weigh in but I’ll definitely be indulging this holiday season 😀

  • Shopgirl Anonymous Reply

    Will definitely have to try this! You had me at No Syrup necessary!

  • Mandi Reply

    This looks amazing!

  • Casey the College Celiac Reply

    Love how easy this recipe is! There’s nothing better than prepping breakfast (or dinner) and being able to pop it in the oven whenever you want it!

    • thriftyguardian Reply

      It’s SOOOO good and so easy, but definitely not kind to the waistline! Haha

  • jodie filogomo Reply

    Sounds fabulous!!

  • Eliza Reply

    Do you bake it with the Tin foil on or off?

    • thriftyguardian Reply

      I do foil on until the last ten minutes or so. 🙂

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