An Overnight French Toast Bake that has a caramel-like “glaze” once it’s baked. Perfect for the holidays or a lazy Sunday morning!
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It’s almost a crime that I haven’t shared this recipe for Overnight French Toast Bake with you before. It’s been on our breakfast table for years. I got the recipe from my mom after she made it for us during a visit home. I couldn’t possibly begin to count how many times I’ve made it since!
An Overnight French Toast Bake is the perfect choice for Christmas morning! It must be made the night before (or the morning before if you’ll be busy Christmas Eve) which is wonderful since there’s nothing better than waking up and remembering that breakfast is already made. Just pop this easy French Toast Bake into the oven and it’ll be ready by the time the presents are unwrapped.
HOW TO MAKE BAKED FRENCH TOAST?
Making this fantastic breakfast or brunch recipe is incredibly simple. Mix together eggs, milk, vanilla and a bit of salt, then add bread cubes. Heat a few ingredients in a saucepan to boiling which will make a buttery caramel-like sauce. Pour that into a baking dish, top it with the bread cubes and milk mixture, then pop it into the refrigerator.
In the morning, all you have to do is put it in the oven. Relaxing breakfast heaven!
I serve this Overnight French Toast Bake with fresh berries, usually a combination of raspberries and blackberries. It’s already sweet enough and doesn’t need any syrup (although you could certainly offer some for the sweet tooths in your house). I absolutely love fresh berries and find that I’ll reach for a handful when I want something sweet. My one complaint is that they spoil so quickly (especially raspberries, which are my favorite)! There’s nothing more frustrating than opening a container of berries I just bought the day before and finding they’re already moldy.
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During the busy Christmas season I have even less time to cook and grocery shop, so I really appreciate knowing that my produce will be fresh no matter how busy I get. Christmas morning is always such a zoo around here, too, so it’s especially important to help things roll smoothly as much as I can.
My girls are always begging me to start opening gifts IMMEDIATELY upon waking (which I love!), but I tell them that I have to quickly get some coffee and pop breakfast in the oven first. That takes about five minutes with this delicious Overnight French Toast Bake! And with my FoodSaver® FM1510 Fresh Food Preservation System I know that the fresh berries I bought will be ready for Christmas morning, too.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 t white corn syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 loaf french bread
- 5 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/4 t salt
- Grease a 13x9 casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Beat eggs, milk, vanilla and salt together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir for one minute. Pour mixture into greased casserole dish, tilting as needed to spread to the edges. Place bread on top, breaking up as needed to fill in all gaps.
- Pour egg mixture over bread, pressing down to ensure all pieces are soaked in mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Bake casserole for 35-40 minutes, or until lightly browned on top and cooked through. Flip casserole out onto serving tray, top with fresh berries and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 762 Saturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 271mg Sodium: 855mg Carbohydrates: 103g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 62g Protein: 17g