Camping Recipe: Skillet Baked French Toast

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a slice of Baked French Toast with maple syrup and fresh blueberries in small dessert plate
Camping Recipe: Skillet Baked French Toast

It’s time for another camping recipe! My goodness, I am starting to feel that I am running out of time getting all these camping recipes written up for all of you! I’m going to be writing them all up in the next week or two, since we are sadly running out of summer.

I’m not sure if you have noticed or not, but I love my skillet dearly. I can truly say that it’s the number one thing I will recommend to anyone who is going to be doing any cooking of consequence while they are camping in the great outdoors.

You can fry bacon in it.

You can bake amazing desserts in it.

You can also whack your husband over the noggin with it, if you are so inclined. I’ve fought this inclination. Weekly.

Other than the trailer and the BBQ, I can’t think of one thing that I have used more this summer while camping. A good cast iron skillet is simply invaluable and worth it’s (considerable) weight in cooking gold.

One of my favorite things to use it for is baking up some French Toast.

Baked French toast takes everything that is wonderful about French toast and amplifies it by about, oh, say one hundred awesome points. You get a thick, layered delicious, bready square of French toast that isn’t dry in the slightest, more like a good bread pudding for breakfast.

In this recipe I also used something else I adore, since I also have a love of raisin toast.

Seems to me I love a lot of things and most of them go straight to my hips.

skillet filled with raisin bread with fire from BBQ on background

Now, there are two things about my recipe that you should know.

First, you make this and then you bake it right away. Most baked French toast recipes have you put it in the fridge overnight but not this one. This was just perfect the way it was since you soak each piece separately.

Second, this is an eggy French toast. I like my French toast super, duper, extra eggy! If you mix it and find that it’s too eggy for your liking, add some cream or milk to it and thin it out.

close up of Baked French Toast with maple syrup and fresh blueberries in small dessert plate, skillet with slices of pie on background

 The butter on top helps give it a lovely crust which is the perfect foil to the soft egg goodness below.

Butter crust. It just can’t be beat!

raisin breads in skillet topped with diced butter

Mmmm. Super duper eggy-fied French toast. I keep just making words up for this recipe, don’t I? Eggy-fied. It works.  We topped ours with blueberries and maple syrup, what a fabulous way to start your camping morning! So, are you an “eggy” French toast person or not so much? Luckily my whole family loves a ton of eggs in theirs, I love sneaking in all that protein! Sssh, don’t tell the kids!

Thanks for stopping in!




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Camping Recipe: Skillet Baked French Toast

Easy skillet baked French Toast recipe that you can make over the campfire while you are camping.
5 from 2 votes
close up of Baked French Toast with maple syrup and fresh blueberries in small dessert plate
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Total Time
50 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 6 eggs lightly beaten
  • 12 ounces can evaporated skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 454 grams loaf thick sliced raisin bread crusts removed
  • 2-3 tablespoons diced butter
  • maple syrup


  • Whisk together the eggs, evaporated milk, cinnamon and brown sugar, making sure the brown sugar completely dissolves. 
  • Dip each piece of raisin bread into the egg mixture, coating completely, then lay in the skillet. 
  • Repeat with until you cover the bottom of the skillet completely, then use the remaining pieces of bread to form a second layer. 
  • Continue the layers until the bread is used up (or you use up all the egg mixture). 
  • Pour any remaining egg mixture on top then sprinkle with the diced butter.
  • Bake in a 350 degree BBQ or trailer oven until the top is browned, around 35-40 minutes. 
  • Cool slightly then enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4-6, Calories: 627kcal, Carbohydrates: 96g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 264mg, Sodium: 643mg, Potassium: 667mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 43g, Vitamin A: 870IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 385mg, Iron: 4.9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. JustSomeSaltandPepper says

    This looks great! A good way to use my new cast iron skillet 🙂

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