A highly-rated recipe for oven-baked French toast is available on Allrecipes.com. Start the process the night before cooking because the toast needs to sit overnight.
To begin, coat a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish with 1/2 cup of melted butter. Sprinkle 3/4 cups of brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon evenly over the melted butter. Arrange 12 slices of sandwich bread in two layers over the brown sugar mixture. In a separate bowl, beat 6 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk and 1 pinch of salt together. Pour the mixture over the bread. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate it overnight.
After the bread has soaked overnight, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the bread until it is golden brown, or for about thirty minutes. This recipe serves eight people and has 343 calories per serving.
For a new twist on French toast, try different toppings. For example, top your toast with sliced bananas, a drizzle of melted chocolate-hazelnut spread and a pinch of sea salt for a sweet breakfast. If you want something more savory, try topping your French toast with a slice of ham, a slice of turkey, a slice of Swiss cheese and a fried egg, and sprinkle with salt and pepper for a breakfast Monte Cristo.