Overnight French Toast Bake

One of the OG’s of our site and an all time crowd favorite. Easy, delicious and crowd pleasing. Prep this tonight and send the kiddos off with warm bellies in the morning.⁣

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Overnight French Toast Bake

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Breakfast Favorites
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Denise

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf bread Texas toast, challah or brioche work well, or sub gluten free, cut into 1” cubes (see note)⁣
  • 8 eggs⁣
  • 1 cup regular or almond milk⁣
  • 1 cup heavy cream⁣
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract ⁣
  • 1/2 cup sugar⁣
  • 1 tsp cinnamon⁣
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg⁣
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie or apple pie spice ⁣
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt ⁣
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter cubed⁣
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar⁣

To serve:⁣

  • Maple syrup⁣
  • Powdered sugar⁣
  • Fresh fruit⁣

Instructions

  • Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and place in bread cubes, spreading out evenly to coat the bottom. Crack eggs into a medium bowl and add milk through salt. Whisk well to combine. Pour mixture evenly over bread, trying hard to coat all pieces. Using clean hands, gently press bread down into baking dish so it absorbs as much liquid as possible. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.⁣
  • When you’re ready to bake the casserole, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove foil and top casserole with cubes of butter and sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover again with foil. Bake 35-40 minutes or until nicely golden brown. Remove foil for the last 5 minutes to nicely brown top of casserole.⁣
  • Top with syrup, powdered sugar, or fruit to serve⁣

Notes

If you have time, leave bread cubes spread out on a baking sheet for several hours or overnight to dry out. They will better absorb the egg mixture this way, but if you don’t have time for this step, simply bake a few extra minutes.⁣
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