This Buttermilk French Toast Bakecomes with a built in side of bacon & eggs, and is hands down the best French toast recipe of all time!
While the bread is soaking, add the bacon to a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook until it's just beginning to become brown and crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the bacon from the pan. Set it aside to drain on a paper towel. (It should be slightly undercooked, and will finish cooking in the oven later.)
When you remove the soaked bread from the refrigerator, adjust a rack to to the center of the oven and preheat to 375°F.
Place the dish in the preheated 375°F oven. Bake for 30 minutes, and then crack the remaining 6 eggs on top of the bacon, so that they are spread out evenly. Continue to bake until the French toast portion has risen above the edges and the eggs are set, about 30 more minutes. If at any point the bacon is becoming too dark, loosely lay a piece of foil on top.