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Overnight French Toast

overnight french toast Entree French
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

No matter how busy you think you are we know that you’ve got at least ten minutes of time to spare this evening. So why aren’t you making this overnight French toast yet? Prepped the night before, this breakfast bake gets thrown in the oven the next morning and just like that, it’s ready to eat. Get to it! MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 24, 2019

Ingredients

1/4
cup (half a stick) butter, melted
3/4
cup packed light brown sugar
1
loaf brioche or challah, cut into 1 1/2-inch slices
8
eggs, slightly beaten
1
cup whole milk
1
tablespoon vanilla extract
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
cup pecans, chopped
1/8
teaspoon salt
Maple syrup and powdered sugar for topping (optional)

Steps

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  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and melted butter and pour on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange slices of bread in the baking dish, overlapping if necessary.
  • 2
    Combine milk, eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and ginger in a bowl and pour evenly over bread slices. Sprinkle chopped pecans over bread slices.
  • 3
    Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4-12 hours.
  • 4
    In the morning, take the casserole out of the fridge for at least 10 minutes while you are preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • 5
    Bake casserole for 30-35 minutes. If top starts browning too quickly, loosely cover with foil for the last 10 minutes or so to keep the casserole from drying out.
  • 6
    Remove casserole from oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to wrap the casserole dish tightly before putting it in the refrigerator to sit overnight. You don’t want to risk drying it out by letting air escape.
  • Take your French toast up a notch by topping in whipped cream and fresh cut berries.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
175.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10.9g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Cholesterol
138.8mg
46%
Sodium
102.5mg
4%
Potassium
111.7mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
13.4g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
10.3g
Protein
5.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.10%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
5.20%
5%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • You don’t have to be a morning person to enjoy a homemade breakfast. Prepped in just 10 minutes and baked the next day, you don’t have to worry about not being able to feed any overnight guests ever again.

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