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overnight french toast

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Patti Rahilly- Jones
Wrightstown, NJ

Easy and Delicious! I prep this and a breakfast egg casserole Christmas Eve. Both go in the refrigerator overnight. While opening gifts, they bake in the oven. My family enjoys both after opening gifts. It's great to smell these cooking while opening our gifts. I think my sons enjoy the breakfast as much as opening gifts!!!

★★★★★ 1
serves 6-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For overnight french toast

  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup
    light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    white corn syrup
  • 1
    loaf of italian or french bread, cut in thick slices
  • 5
    eggs, well scrambled
  • 1 cup
    whole milk
  • 1/2 cup
    half & half
  • 1 tsp

How To Make overnight french toast

  • 1
    DIRECTIONS-Sugar Topping: Combine the brown sugar, corn syrup and butter together in a saucepan. Melt until all ingredients are incorporated, stirring well. Note: I do this in a large glass measuring cup in the microwave to save time. Same results, stir to be sure all is melted and incorporated. Pour mixture into a 9x13 casserole. Place the bread, slice side down on top of the sugar mixture, arranging bread so you can get as many slices in the pan. Set aside
  • 2
    DIRECTIONS-Egg Mixture Beat the eggs well until yellow and foamy. Add the milk, half & half, & vanilla. Mix well. Slowly pour the mixture over the bread slices, being sure that each slice is covered in egg. There will be excess egg mixture in the pan. Cover the casserole with foil and refrigerate.
  • 3
    Next morning, place the foil covered casserole in the oven, preheated to 350 degrees, on the center rack. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until lightly golden on top and the bread is "puffed up". ENJOY!
  • 4
    I have sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the top of the bread slices after pouring the eggs into the casserole. I have added cinnamon to the egg mixture as well. I hope you and your family enjoy this as much as my family enjoys this. It has become a part of our holiday family traditions...