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
- 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.
- The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees
- The bread should be soaked through... whip up a little more milk and egg mixture if it is too dry.
- Cover with foil and bake 25 minutes.
- While casserole is baking prepare the sauce-
- in a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and maple syrup; heat until bubbling..
- Uncover, pour the sauce on top and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.