Overnight Gingerbread French Toast

Leah Maroney
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 1 large pan (5 servings)
Ratings (6)

Gingerbread French Toast is perfect for your holiday gatherings! Cinnamon spice, and everything nice!

I love french toast, but hate to be slaving over the stove when we have company over!  Overnight French Toast to the rescue! This gingerbread variation is perfect for the holiday season! It just requires a few extra spices!

This recipe really couldn't be any easier to whip together.  All you need are eggs, milk, spices, and butter and you are ready to go! Refrigerating this french toast overnight works great, but it can be refrigerated for less time.  Anywhere from four to twenty-four hours is best!

Leftover, partially stale bread works great for this recipe.  If your bread is not stale, you will need less of the egg mixture.  The staler the bread, the more liquid it will soak up.  In a lot of ways this french toast bake will resemble a bread pudding.  

Serve with bacon and you will have happy and full guests!  

What You'll Need

  • 1 loaf french bread (or any other bread of your choice, cut into slices)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: powdered sugar for dusting
  • Optional: maple syrup for serving

How to Make It

  1.   Whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, molasses, and spices. Make sure to completely whisk together.  Whisk in the butter (you can always add more than the recipe calls for!!!)
  2. Butter a baking dish, or line it with aluminum foil for less clean up.  
  3. Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture so that both sides are coated.  Place into the baking dish so that the slices are overlapping each other.  Repeat with remaining bread slices. Pour any extra egg mixture over the top of the slices. 
  1. Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.  24 hours works very well, but overnight is also just fine!  
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Keep the french toast covered and bake for 15 minutes.  Uncover the french toast and bake for a remaining 10-15 minutes, or until the egg has totally cooked.  The bread should look fluffy and slightly crispy edges should form.  Make sure to place the baking rack in the center of the oven.
  3. Sprinkle the hot french toast with powdered sugar and drizzle maple syrup over the top!  Serve to hungry guests (or eat it all yourself!)