Turn Stale Bread Into Brunch With These Muffin Tin French Toast Bites

Oui, oui — you just need a few breakfast stapes to create French toast bites your friends will devour. 

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French toast is a crowd favorite, and it's also practical for hosts, since it transforms stale bread, milk, eggs and other kitchen staples into something delicious. Bonus: This version is bite-sized and finished with cinnamon crumb topping. Yum! 

Prep Time: 20 minutes plus 1 hour resting time

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

The Ingredients

  • 1 baguette, day old if possible
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • For the topping:
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, very cold and cut into small cubes

The Instructions

Slice the baguette in half lengthwise and then into 1 inch strips. Cut the strips into 1-inch cubes. Add the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. Toss the bread cubes in the milk mixture. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Grease muffin tin. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Add all of the ingredients for the topping to a medium bowl. Mix with a fork until you get a coarse sand mixture. Distribute the mixture evenly over the muffins.

Toss the bread cubes again and divide them evenly over the 12 cavities of the muffin tin. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes in the pan before removing.

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