• ½ a loaf of French bread (8 oz), cut into cubes
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1 TB brown sugar, for topping
  • powdered sugar for topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter a 13×9 inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Once butter has melted, stir in brown sugar until dissolved and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 pan and spread evenly.
  3. Add bread cubes to the pan, spreading over the top of the brown sugar/butter mixture.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Pour egg mixture over the top of bread cubes, insuring that all pieces of bread are saturated. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until top is golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired. Enjoy! 

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