Soft and buttery in the middle, and crunchy on top: delicious peach cobbler french toast! This recipe will satisfy your dessert cravings for breakfast. You’re sure to love the sweet bread topping mixed with tart peaches.
A few weeks ago, I stayed at a bed and breakfast . When morning came, I ate a delicious homemade breakfast, consisting of quiche, fruit, and french toast casserole. I honestly don’t remember what type of french toast casserole it was, but I’m leaning towards apple cinnamon.
Fast forward a few days, and I’m trying to figure out new recipes to try out.
Why not french toast casserole?
But what can I add to the dish to make it special? Unique? Delicious? Stand out?
Eventually, I settled on peaches. Peach cobbler is one of my favorite desserts, so why not make it into a breakfast recipe? It turned out delicious. Keep reading to see exactly what I used and how I made this yummy dish.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own peach cobbler french toast at home:
Peaches – You can use fresh, frozen, or canned peaches in this recipe. Fresh, ripe peaches are my personal favorite option. If you use canned peaches, make sure to drain out all the juice first. As for frozen, they definitely give off more liquid than the others but it still turned out good.
Bread – My favorite type of bread for this recipe is brioche. This is one of the best types of bread for french toast! However, you can also use challah, french bread, or basic white bread.
Eggs – You’ll need just 4 eggs for my recipe.
Milk – Just about 2 tablespoons will get mixed into the eggs!
Butter – 1 stick of butter (melted) will do the trick. I like to use salted butter as it offsets the sugar well.
Brown Sugar – We’ll mix this into the melted butter to make a delicious topping for our french toast!
Cinnamon – This will also get combined into the butter and sugar mixture. You only need about a teaspoon.
Powered Sugar – This ingredient is totally optional. I must say it is pretty good sprinkled on top afterward though!
There are a variety of ways you can change up this recipe to make it your own. Here are a few ideas that come to mind:
- Make a double batch in a 9″ by 13″ pan if you need to serve a crowd
- Add nuts if you like more of a crunch
- Add additional spices like nutmeg or allspice
- If you like a sweeter french toast, add some white sugar to your peaches before topping with the bread/egg mixture
- Sub peaches for your personal favorite fruit
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How to Make Peach Cobbler French Toast
Step 1: Slice the peaches
Before you do anything else, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and start slicing your peaches. It is up to you whether you leave the skin on or not.
Once you’re done, place the peaches in the bottom of a square casserole dish (make sure to grease the pan first!)
Next, drench ripped-up pieces of bread in an egg/milk mixture that is all whisked up. Coat it as well as you can, then add to the pan on top of the peaches.
Step 3: Make the drizzle
All the sweetness in this french toast comes from the brown sugar drizzle. Combine a stick of melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon and drizzle HALF over the french toast casserole before baking.
Once the egg is cooked in the french toast (20-25 minutes) you’ll add in the rest of the drizzle.
For detailed info on this, make sure to follow the recipe below!
Peach Cobbler French Toast – Delicious Recipe
- 5 peaches
- 10-12 slices of bread
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Powdered sugar, to top
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- Slice the peaches and put them into a greased 8” x 8” casserole dish.
- Whisk together the eggs and milk in a medium to big sized bowl.
- Break the bread into small pieces and add it to the egg mixture to soak evenly.
- Toss the bread into the casserole dish over the pan of peaches.
- Mix the melted butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Pour half the mixture over the bread. Set the other half aside.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the eggs are cooked through.
- Add the rest of the butter sauce to the casserole.
- Cook for 5-10 minutes more.
- Serve and enjoy with yogurt or ice cream!
- I used fresh peaches mainly because I like to avoid the inner aisles at the supermarket, but you could use a can of peaches if you prefer! This allows you to skip the slicing or make the recipe out of season. You can use two cans of peaches. Be sure to drain out the excess liquids before putting them in the casserole dish.
- When you add the bread to the egg mixture, it might get messy. I would recommend using a bigger bowl than you think you’d need. (Or just embrace the mess and save the space in your dishwasher. That’s the method I opted for!)
- When you add the butter sauce, try to find pieces of bread that need a little bit of love. The fewer dry pieces of bread you cook, the fewer crunchy bites you’ll have. (A little bit of crunch can be nice, but I’ve had straight-up croutons in my french toast casserole and that was not a pleasant experience.)
- Ice cream goes great with this dish! However, yogurt would be a better option for breakfast. Unless you choose to live on the edge!
French Toast Questions
Let’s close out this post by talking about some of the commonly asked questions about making french toast!
Which bread is best for french toast?
The 3 recommended breads for french toast are brioche, challah, and french bread. I used a mix of brioche and standard white bread when I made this recipe. It turned out great. You can experiment with a variety of breads to see what you like best!
Is French toast casserole supposed to be gooey in the middle?
Yes, French Toast casserole usually has an element of soft, gooeyness to it. This doesn’t necessarily mean the egg isn’t done. The juices from the peaches or other fruit you’re using can cause sogginess as well. Now that said, you still want to cook your french toast casserole well. Make sure to always follow recipe instructions.
How do you keep cinnamon from clumping in French toast?
Whisk the cinnamon with butter or another ingredient to make sure it doesn’t clump. In this recipe, we whisk it with butter and brown sugar. No clumping at all!
Can I use a different fruit than peaches?
Yes! If you’re not a fan of peaches, you can follow this same recipe but with other fruits placed at the bottom. I’m thinking fruits like berries, pears…the skies the limit! Try whatever your favorite fruit is!
Peach Cobbler french toast is a delicious way to start the morning. This recipe is sure to be a family favorite (my family sure did love it!) So now it’s your turn—get in that kitchen and start cooking, and soon enough you’ll be trying it for yourself! Make sure to post pictures and tag me on Instagram when you’re done!