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Brown Sugar Peach French Toast Cups

Brown Sugar Peach French Toast Cups
I know I post a lot of recipes with peaches. And I fully intended to make this recipe with blueberries or blackberries. Blueberries and blackberries! Two fruits that I’ve completely neglected on my blog. But a little nagging voice in my head kept saying, “No! Use peaches! Peaches will be better!”

Brown Sugar & Peaches
Usually the voice in my head is too busy singing Poison songs to get involved in my cooking process, so I figured I better listen. If nagging inner voice can take a break from “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” on endless repeat for hours at a time, this must be important! So I went with peaches. Again.

I promise, next summer will be the summer of blueberries. Blueberry everything! All summer! You have my word. And my word? It’s gold.

Peaches & Bread in Cups
If you’ve been reading Oh My Veggies for a while, maybe you remember my Sweet Potato French Toast Cups recipe. I wanted to do that again, but with fruit. The thing I love most about making little individual French toasts in muffin tins is that they’re portion-controlled and easy to freeze. Bake ’em, freeze ’em, and heat ’em in the microwave for breakfast. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Unlike the sweet potato version, these Brown Sugar Peach French Toast Cups are sweet enough that you don’t need to add syrup or sauce. With the dusting of brown sugar on top, they’re perfect on their own. Kids can even pick them up just like muffins or cupcakes, which makes them a great back-to-school breakfast.

Brown Sugar Peach French Toast Cups [on plate]
Since summer is almost over and peaches won’t be in season much longer, you can substitute apples or firm pears for the peaches. And yes, you could even do blueberries or blackberries. Versatility? These French toast cups have it covered.

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Brown Sugar Peach French Toast Cups

Brown Sugar Peach French Toast Cups Recipe

Perfectly portioned French Toast Casserole! These little French Toast Cups can be prepped the night before and baked in the morning. They’re so sweet and flavorful, you don’t need to add any syrup.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12 French Toast Cups

Ingredients

  • cooking spray or oil mister
  • 8 oz. stale bread, torn into 1/2 inch pieces (I prefer French bread)
  • 2 peaches, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. low-fat milk
  • 1/2 c. half-and-half
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. + 1 tbsp. brown sugar, divided

Instructions

  1. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray or oil. Divide bread and peaches evenly among all 12 muffin cups. You might have to smash them down a little bit to fit them in, but that’s okay.
  2. Beat 3 eggs in a medium bowl. Whisk in milk, half-and-half, vanilla, cinnamon, and 3 tbsp. brown sugar. Use a ladle to pour egg mixture over bread and peaches. Cover muffin tin with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove plastic wrap from muffin tin and use a spoon to push bread and peaches down into the egg mixture. Sprinkle tops with remaining 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Bake for about 35 minutes or until French toast cups are set and edges are golden. Loosen cups by running a butterknife along edges before removing from muffin tin.

Notes

Prep time does not include time in refrigerator.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 French Toast Cups

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54 Comments

  • Reply
    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh
    August 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Peach french toast cups…get in mah belly! I wonder if the Mr would give up his peaches for these. Heh heh.

    Back to your regularly scheduled Poison song.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 11:33 am

      It’s always hair metal in my head, I swear. Hair metal, Vanilla Ice, and Bobby Brown. Not right.

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    August 23, 2012 at 8:04 am

    If your love for peaches is that strong, you just gotta go with it. They look scrumptious!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food
    August 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Peaches, blackberries, blueberries (all three??? CRAZY!!!)… I’m a fan no matter how it’s served.

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    Carolyn
    August 23, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Oh yummy, what a great idea!

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    Kattie @ First Floor Side Door
    August 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

    These would be perfect for my husband! He works 10 hour days and never remembers to grab breakfast. I’ve been trying to come up with easy things for him to eat on the way to work. Anything with french toast in the title is sure to win him over.

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      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

      It doesn’t get much easier than French toast in muffin form!

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    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen
    August 23, 2012 at 11:11 am

    What an awesome idea! I am loving anything made with fresh peaches right now…these look incredible! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

      I know, I’ve been making an obscene amount of peach recipes lately. I can’t help it–they are so good!

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    Danielle
    August 23, 2012 at 11:17 am

    This looks so yummy ! I just love all your recipes and ideas… I’m going to try this out this weekend : ) !

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Thank you! I hope you like the recipe if you make it–it’s a good time to do it because peaches are perfect right now! 🙂

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    Stephanie @ henry happened
    August 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

    These are so perfect for back-to-school – it’s so hard to get the kiddos to eat anything in the morning. But I have a feeling French toast cups would be a hit. Plus we still have peaches coming out of our ears too!

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      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 11:29 am

      They are very kid-friendly! And for French toast, surprisingly un-messy. 🙂

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    Mary Beth Elderton
    August 23, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Yummmm! And freezable??? Perfect.

  • Reply
    melanie
    August 23, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I was already planning to make French toast this weekend, now I’ll be making these instead! Yum!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I hope you like them–let me know how they turn out!

  • Reply
    Amy
    August 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    You are so adorable and so funny!! They look wonderful with peaches!

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness
    August 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    So I was all excited to run right out and make these until the mention of sweet potato french toast cups and now I’m confused as to which to try first. Thanks a lot, jerk ; )

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      Peach now! Sweet potato in the fall. 🙂

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    August 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    These look scrumptious! My husband loves peaches and I am sure he will enjoy a few of them for the breakfast.

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    Richa
    August 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    love the idea of the french toast cups!

  • Reply
    Courtney Rae Jones
    August 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    French toast cups are a great idea! 🙂 A perfect little treat for breakfast.

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    Mary Beth Elderton
    August 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I made these today! I saw the recipe earlier on FB and rushed to the kitchen. I used frozen strawberries, because that;s what I had (we’ll do peaches after a trip to the market this weekend.) They are wonderful! I think I’ll add some chopped pecans to the brown sugar sprinkle on top next time. Thank You!

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      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks for letting me know–I’m so glad to hear they turned out well with the strawberries! I will have to try that too. And I love the idea of adding pecans!

  • Reply
    Emily
    August 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Is it possible to gain weight reading a recipe? I think it just happened to me. Oh my gosh.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      Well, these aren’t too bad as long as you don’t eat too many. But I have a recipe coming up next week that will definitely make you gain weight by reading it. That’s okay once in a while, though! It really is!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    August 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Wow, I love this idea. These looks super yummy! I’ve been saying it so many times… I can’t wait for peaches! I’m still waiting for local peaches, and it’ll probably be a while longer. Can’t wait!

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      Kiersten
      August 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      I’m sorry you’re still waiting for peaches! Well, you’ll be able to gloat in September when you have peaches and I can’t find them around here anymore. 🙂

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    Natalie
    August 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    This is such a great idea, and I’m so glad you listened to the voice in your head – I would take peaches over blueberries any day! I have a pretty good sized sweet tooth so I think I’d still like them with a good drizzle of maple syrup, but I like that they can be portable too!

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

      Well, you can add maple syrup, but I’m telling you, they don’t need it. 😉

  • Reply
    Jeanette
    August 23, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    What a fun idea for breakfast! I love summer peaches and am going to miss them!

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    Crystal
    August 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I feel like I say the same thing every time I come here, but those really look so good! I’m not a huge fan of peaches, however, but the blueberry idea sounds fantastic.

    • Reply
      Kiersten
      August 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

      I’ll take “these look so good” over “these look awful.” 🙂

  • Reply
    Christa
    August 23, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    These look delicious, my DH is going to die over these!

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    [email protected]
    August 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

    NIce! I’d give my left arm this morning for a couple of those!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    August 24, 2012 at 9:25 am

    another wonderul dessert

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    Diane {Created by Diane}
    August 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

    oh I just LOVE peaches, these look wonderful!

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