These easy baked french toast muffins recipe + video are so simple and easy to make. These muffins include the same classic flavors of french toast, however just baked in the oven. With so much flavor baked into these muffins, you’ll definitely be making more! If you like easy breakfast meals try these protein banana walnut oat muffins, Starbucks turkey bacon sandwich, or this easy air fryer breakfast pizza.
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Who doesn’t love french toast? It’s so good and delicious and a great way to start any day. Typically this breakfast dish is reserved for weekends given the prep and cook time involved. However, I’m showcasing a fun way to enjoy easy french toast muffins any day of the week. These muffins are great for a quick meal and can be enjoyed as a grab and go breakfast or the best post-workout meal!
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THIS FRENCH BREAD
- They are a fun and easy twist on the classic french toast. French toast muffins are made by soaking bread cubes in a custard mixture and then baking them in a muffin pan. This gives them a delicious and crispy exterior with a soft and custard-like interior.
- French toast muffins can be made ahead of time and reheated, so they are perfect for a busy morning. They are also easy to transport, so you can take them on the go.
- There are endless ways to customize French toast muffins. You can add your favorite fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips. You can also change up the spices in the custard mixture.
WHAT DO EASY BAKED FRENCH TOAST MUFFINS TASTE LIKE
If you are familiar with bread pudding, these muffins definitely have a similar texture. Slightly custardy on the inside with a crisp golden brown top. It’s the perfect blend of sweetness with just a hint of nuttiness thanks to adding a dash of nutmeg.
WHAT TYPE OF BREAD TO USE
French toast traditionally uses a brioche bread or challah bread as it’s able to stand up to the custard and soak up the mixture. Since I always try to make recipes healthier, I prefer to use a healthier whole grain bread like Dave’s Killer Bread Raisin’ the Roof. It provides the right amount of soft, chewy sweet bread that this recipe needs.
Other classic french toast ingredients you will need for these baked french toast muffins are:
- Egg Whites – great source of protein and adds 12 g of protein per 2 muffins.
- Cinnamon – warm and sweet flavor similar to honey and brown sugar. Adds a warm, woodsy citrusy flavor to this easy muffin recipe.
- Nutmeg – adds a warm, nutty undertone similar to hazelnuts or walnuts. Has a slightly sweet flavor that compliments this dish perfectly.
- Vanilla Extract – adds a touch of earthy sweetness.
- Almond Milk – sweet and creamy providing a touch of nutty sweetness.
What I love about these muffins is that you can truly flavor them in a variety of ways. There are several mix-ins you can try to create additional variety:
- Pan-fried Bananas
- Caramelized apples & walnuts
- Nut Butter – Cashew butter, peanut butter, or almond butter spreads nicely on top of this easy french toast muffins recipe
- Nuts – Crush some peanuts, walnuts, almonds or pecans for some added texture and crunch
- Fruit – fruit is a great option to top these muffins like some muddled strawberries, raspberries or blackberries
HOW TO MAKE FRENCH TOAST MUFFINS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray a 6 cup muffin tin with spray pam. Cube your bread with a knife and place 1 slice of the cubed bread iin each muffin tin.
To make the french toast mixture, in a separate medium bowl, add 2 egg whites, seasonings, splash of milk, vanilla extract and whisk together. Pour egg mixture over 1 of the french toast muffin cups. Repeat the process for all muffins.
Once done, drizzle each muffin with honey (optional) and place in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Muffins will rise and eggs will cook through.
Once muffins are cooked, let cool for 5 – 7 minutes before removing from pan.
Serve with warm maple syrup, honey or agave syrup
Yes, you can pre-make these muffins the night before. The bread soaks in the milk mixture overnight in the refrigerator. The next morning, pull them out of the refrigerator while the oven preheats and bake off as noted in the recipe.
Yes, you can use whole eggs instead of egg whites. Use 1 egg per 1 muffin tin if using the whole egg.
Absolutely. If you want to make these little muffins into a larger casserole you can. Add all of the ingredients into a loaf pan and bake in the oven as the recipe calls for. Ensure the middle of the casserole cooks through.
These baked french toast cups are perfect for special occasions like a holiday brunch, mother’s day or make ahead for Christmas morning. If you make this recipe, feel free to leave a comment down below. Feel free to follow me on my social media as I share more healthy recipes, fitness workouts and motherhood. Give a follow at: Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest!
French Toast Muffins
- Muffin Tin
- 6 slices 100% Whole Wheat bread
- 12 Egg whites 2 per muffin
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Splash Almond milk
- Drizzle of honey optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray a 6 cup muffin tin with spray pam. Cube your bread with a knife and place 1 slice in each muffin tin.
- In a separate bowl, add 2 egg whites, seasonings, splash of milk, vanilla extract and whisk together. Pour over 1 muffin tin. Repeat the process for all muffins. Once done, drizzle each muffin with honey (optional) and place in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Muffins will rise and eggs will cook through.
- Once muffins are cooked, let cool for 5 – 7 minutes before removing from pan.