Cinnamon French Toast with Smoked Maple Syrup

55 mins active prep time, 4 servings

French toast is really just an excuse to eat dessert for breakfast, but who’s arguing? Baguette is specified here because it lends a little crunch and chewiness to proceedings, but slices of brioche or white bread also work well. Just make sure the slices are in a single layer in the roasting tray.

This recipe is from 'Roasting Tray Magic' by Sue Quinn, published by Hardie Grant Books, $29.99.

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Photography © Faith Mason


  • 4 large eggs
  • 12 slices baguette, preferably stale, cut 1.5cm thick on the diagonal
  • Smoked Maple syrup, for drizzling
  • Butter, for greasing
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar


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