All you need for a full french toast breakfast is 5 ingredients, 15 minutes, and a sheet pan. This Sheet Pan French Toast Breakfast is an easy breakfast meal that is perfect for one or two people and takes hardly any effort. The perfect kind of breakfast!
Sheet pan breakfasts (or more like brunches) have totally become a thing around here. I already enjoy our sheet pan grilled cheese sandwiches during the afternoons, but breakfast has gotten pretty inventive.
So when we want a full breakfast with minimal cleanup, this recipe is our go-to. From the fluffy French toast to the sunny side up eggs and crispy bacon, this recipe truly has it all.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- A full meal, fast! French toast, bacon, and eggs all on the same sheet pan, cooking to the perfect temperatures and in minutes flat. It doesn't really get easier than that.
- One pan, one mess. This baked french toast for two with sides is an awesome way to make a filling meal without much hassle. My favorite part is the easy clean-up!
- It's delicious. Crispy bacon, perfectly cooked eggs, and crispy soft french toast. Everything is so good you may want to use a second pan for additional servings.
Eggs- You will need eggs for the french toast mixture as well as for the sunny side up eggs.
Sandwich Bread- Use your favorite sandwich bread or sliced bread for this french toast recipe. Note that thicker bread may require a longer cooking time.
Bacon- Use thick or thin cut bacon depending on what you have on hand or prefer, but if it's thin cut, you'll want to keep a closer eye on it so that it doesn't burn.
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
You can add frozen hashbrowns in the center of the baking sheet in a long line going the same direction as the bacon. Don't let the hashbrowns take up too much space because you need room for the bacon and french toast.
Add the hashbrowns to the baking sheet at the same time that you add the bacon. Add a few small pads of butter on top of the hashbrowns and then cook as directed. When it's time to add the eggs, just make a few "holes" in the cooked hashbrowns to accommodate the eggs like a nest.
If you like the hashbrowns extra crispy, bake for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet before adding the bacon. Flip the hashbrowns over to cook the other side and then continue along with the recipe as directed.
Adding breakfast sausage
You can omit the bacon and use breakfast sausage patties or links or do a combination of the two for an extra meaty breakfast meal. The bacon and the links will cook for about the same amount of time so add your links to the sheet pan at the same time you're directed to add the bacon. Follow along with the steps as directed.
Make french toast sticks
If you don't have that many slices of bread in the pantry or want to use a heartier slice of bread for your french toast (like brioche), you can stretch them to fit well on your baking sheet by cutting them into sticks.
Simply cut your bread into 2 inch long strips. Dip in the egg mixture so it's well coated and place on the baking sheet. Cook as directed, making sure to flip them over when adding the eggs.
🔪 Instructions for Sheet Pan French Toast Breakfast
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Step 2: Lay 4 strips of bacon along the side on a greased large baking sheet.
Step 3: Place the baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes.
Step 4: While the bacon is cooking, prepare your french toast mixture.
Step 5: Whisk together the eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla in a pie plate or shallow bowl until well blended.
Step 6: Remove bacon from oven.
Step 7: Dip a slice of bread in the bowl and evenly coat both sides.
Step 8: Lay the four pieces of french toast along the opposite side of the baking sheet.
Step 9: Place in oven for 5 minutes.
Step 10: Remove the pan from the oven. Flip the french toast over so that the other side can be cooked.
Step 11: Remove the bacon if it is cooked to your liking and let it rest on a plate covered with foil or leave it on the pan if you want it more crispy.
Step 12: Crack 4 eggs in the center of the pan. Be careful as you apply the eggs to the pan as they might slide if your pan is bent.
Step 13: Cook for an additional 5-8 minutes depending on how well done you like your eggs. 5 minutes will give you a soft yolk (over easy), whereas 8 minutes will be a "fried hard" result.
Step 14: Remove the baking sheet from the oven and serve warm.
🍴 Recipe Tips
How to scale this recipe down to make french toast for one. To scale this recipe down all you'll need is two slices of bread, 2 slices of hashbrowns, and 4 eggs.
2 eggs will go into the egg mixture and two eggs will be cooked sunny side up. You will also only need ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. The cooking times and temperature will not change.
What types of bread work best for french toast. I normally grab regular sandwich bread and use that for french toast as we almost always have it on hand.
That said, my all-time favorite bread to use is actually sliced sourdough like in my Sourdough French Toast recipe. It gives it an almost "buttermilk" taste that makes it feel restaurant-quality good!
Keep your leftovers stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat before eating. Leftover french toast can also be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
💭 Recipe FAQs
French toast goes great with the breakfast basics like eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, and sausage but it also pairs well with fresh fruits and whipped cream too.
Many chefs will say yes or they'll tell you to take a moment and dry your bread before using, but I'll be honest- I never do. I just grab a sandwich slice and whip up an egg mixture. Let the bread soak in the mixture for a few seconds and you'll still get a custard-like filling with caramelized outsides as intended.
You can reheat french toast by placing it on a plate and microwaving a slice or two at a time for a minute to a minute and a half. You can also place it in the oven at 200 degrees F for about 5 minutes.
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Sheet Pan French Toast Breakfast
- 6-7 large Eggs, divided ($0.90)
- 4 slices Sandwich Bread ($0.24)
- ½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon ($0.04)
- ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract ($0.01)
- 4 strips Bacon ($0.40)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Lay 4 strips of bacon along the side on a greased large baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes.
- While the bacon is cooking, prepare your french toast mixture.
- Whisk together the eggs, cinnamon and vanilla in a pie plate or shallow bowl until well blended.
- Remove bacon from oven.
- Dip a slice of bread in the bowl and evenly coat both sides.
- Lay the four pieces of french toast along the opposite side of the baking sheet.
- Place in oven for 5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven. Flip the french toast over so that the other side can be cooked.
- Remove the bacon if it is cooked to your liking and let it rest on a plate covered with foil or leave it on the pan if you want it more crispy.
- Crack 4 eggs in the center of the pan. Be careful as you apply the eggs to the pan as they might slide if your pan is bent.
- Cook for an additional 5-8 minutes depending on how well done you like your eggs. 5 minutes will give you a soft yolk (over easy) whereas 8 minutes will be a "fried hard" result.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and serve warm. Enjoy.
- To make a single serving, use 2 slices of bread, 2 slices of hashbrowns, 4 eggs (2 for the mixture, 2 for sunny-side up), ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, and a dash of vanilla. Cooking times and temperature are the same.
- Different types of bread work for french toast, but sourdough slices add a unique, buttermilk-like flavor.
- Leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave (1-1.5 minutes) or in a 200°F oven (about 5 minutes).