Overnight French Toast Casserole

overnight french toast casserole
Diana Rattray
    22 mins
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This overnight French toast makes a perfect breakfast for family and guests. This French toast casserole is especially convenient, since it can be prepared the night before and then baked in the morning.

Related: Basic French ToastPain Perdu - New Orleans Style French Toast

What You'll Need

  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 12 3/4-inch-thick French bread slices
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk or half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • confectioners' sugar

How to Make It

  1. Spread butter over bottom of large baking pan jelly roll pan with 1-inch-high sides. Arrange bread slices in the pan.
  2. Combine eggs, milk, sugar, syrup, vanilla, and salt in large bowl; whisk until well blended. Pour egg mixture over bread. Turn bread slices to coat evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 F. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the bread over and continue baking just until a rich golden brown, about 5 to 6 minutes longer. Transfer cooked French toast to plates and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
  1. Serve hot with maple syrup or your favorite topping.