Colonial Crossroads B&B is a scenic, historic bed and breakfast in Mechanicsburg. The building dates back to 1790 when it was used as a tavern. They recently shared one of their guests' all-time favorite recipes. Check it out below!

Recipe for Oven Baked French Toast:

  • 3 tbsp butter (melted)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  •  ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 12 slices of a bread with interesting texture (cinnamon raison for example)
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Possibly berries, nuts, and/or thinly sliced apples
Coat a 9”x13” baking dish with melted butter.
Mix together sugar, applesauce, and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly in bottom of pan.
You can add berries, nuts, or thinly sliced apples to bottom of pan, as well.
Arrange bread over sugar mixture.
Beat eggs, milk, and salt together and pour over all.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake until golden brown (about 30 min.).
Serve with syrup, honey or fresh fruit.