Baked french toast

This is one of those dishes that is perfect for when you have guests spending the night or are hosting a brunch, you can even make it a Christmas morning tradition so you can enjoy spending time with your loved ones instead of rushing to prepare a meal.

Overnight Baked French Toast

  • 1 loaf French bread, cut diagonally (day old, a bit dried out works best)
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Half and half or cream
  • 2 tsps Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp (or more) Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1 1/3 cups Brown sugar (I use light)
  • 3 Tbsp Pure maple syrup
Cooking Directions
  1. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange the slices of bread in the bottom. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread slices, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. The bread should be soaked through... whip up a little more milk and egg mixture if it is too dry.
  4. Cover with foil and bake 25 minutes.
  5. While casserole is baking prepare the sauce-
  6. in a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and maple syrup; heat until bubbling..
  7. Uncover, pour the sauce on top and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.

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  1. Oh dear...that looks DANGEROUS!!! Hi from SITS!

  2. I too make baked french toast - I call it overnight french toast - similar recipe though and it is very good!

  3. Oh, I have made this! And it is incredible. Perfect for a brunch with people over.

  4. I love french toast, I think I could eat this whole thing! lol

  5. Yummy!!!! I am going to make this and borrow your recipe. :) If it's ok with you, I'm going to link to this for reference. Thanks!