Breads & Baked Goods, Breakfast, Kid-Friendly

French Toast Bake & Candied Bacon

  • Prep 20 mins
  • Preheat 3 mins
  • Top Oven 30 mins
  • Bottom Oven 15 mins
  • Total 53 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

TIP: For a dairy-free option, use a dairy-free cream and milk.

TIP: Swap brioche bread with gluten-free bread and cook as instructed.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Eggs, Wheat

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  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups brioche bread, cut in 1-inch pieces (can be fresh, toasted, or stale)
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Large Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Step 1

    To prepare the French toast, whisk together cream, milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt until combined. Add bread and toss until evenly coated. Allow bread to sit for 5 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

  • Step 2

    Spray a Ninja Casserole Pan with cooking spray and transfer bread mixture to pan and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Step 3

    To prepare the candied bacon, lay slices of bacon on Air Fry basket (some overlap is OK). Then evenly cover with sugar and black pepper.

  • Step 4

    Press TOP and turn dial until BAKE is illuminated. Press TEMP/SHADE and set to 350°F, then press TIME/SLICES and set to 30 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Press BOTTOM and turn dial until AIR FRY is illuminated. Press TEMP and set to 390°F, then press TIME and set to 15 minutes. Press SMART FINISH, then press START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 6

    When preheating is complete, place the casserole pan on the top oven rack. Place wire rack in LEVEL 1 position of the bottom oven, then place sheet pan on top (this will catch any bacon fat drippings and sugar). Insert Air Fry Basket in LEVEL 2 position of bottom oven. Close door to begin cooking (bottom oven will read HOLD until 15 minutes remain on each cook timer).

  • Step 7

    When bottom timer begins, open top oven door and remove foil from French toast. Close door and continue cooking until time is expired.

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, remove French toast and candied bacon from unit and serve warm.