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Baked Overnight French Toast

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Prepare a casserole dish with all the ingredients for this overnight baked French toast recipe and simply bake in the morning for a delicious start to the day. Overnight Baked French Toast is sure to wow your family. This is an easy baked French toast to serve with syrup, fruit, cinnamon or powdered sugar. Effortless morning meals like this are perfect for holidays when you don't want to cook and just want to spend time with your family. Enjoy this indulgent treat for Christmas morning or any day when you're feeling just a little bit lazy. With a breakfast casserole recipe this easy, it's okay to be lazy sometimes! Plus, no one's going to notice that this is a lazy-morning dish because it tastes like you spent hours on it. Pair the French toast with a cup of coffee and a piece of fruit for the best breakfast ever.


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Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time14 min

Cooking MethodOven, Casserole


  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 12 3/4 inch slices French bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar


  1. In large bowl beat eggs, milk, sugar, syrup, vanilla and salt to blend. Pour mixture over bread. Turn bread slices to coat. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.
  2. In the morning, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Spread butter over bottom of heavy large baking pan with 1 inch sides. Remove bread from egg mixture and arrange slices in pan.
  4. Bake French bread 10 minutes. Turn bread over and continue baking until just golden, about 6 minutes longer.
  5. Transfer cooked toast to plates and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve at once with your favorite toppings, like warm maple syrup and chopped, toasted walnuts. 


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The texture of this French toast is really unique since it is made the day before! It is so fluffy and light while remaining flavorful. Make sure to use a thick bread like French or challah so the bread does not fall apart when soaking overnight. Plain sliced bread is too weak for this powerful brunch favorite!!

I love French Toast and the way I prepare it is to just fry it on a skillet. I want to try this. I didn't know that it can be marinated and stored in the fridge overnight the baked in the morning. I want to see how this will come out. I can't wait to do this recipe.

Ever since I had french toast in a restaurant eons ago and the egg was runny/ seriously grossed me out so much that I refused to ever eat it again, but if anything can help me get rid of my runny egg french toast phobia it's this recipe. I'm thinking maybe for a heartier version you can add some sausage crumbles to compliment the maple syrup or bacon would work too!

Do yourself a favour and give this recipe a try. I always face the same problem on weekends. I want to have a delicious brunch, but I don't have the energy in the morning to make anything fancy. With this recipe, you can make it up the night before and throw it into the fridge before you go to bed. In the morning, it's all ready to cook up and satisfy your brunch craving! Easy peasy. It is super yummy too. I usually like to eat mine with maple syrup, but it's also good topped with fruit, or cinnamon and sugar. Give it a go!

This is one of the best French toast I've ever had. I would enjoy this dish again. Best morning ever!

How many does this serve?

It serves 6 people.

Loved it! Very moist and fluffy. It was even better with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

French toast is by far one of my favorite breakfast foods; it's all I ever order when we go out to breakfast. All this recipe needed was some strawberries on top and it would have been perfect! The edges were a bit crispy which is the way I like it.

This was a simple recipe that everyone will love. It is definitely picky eater friendly and incredibly easy to make.

Yum! This a great idea to make quick french toast. I prefer regular old bread for french toast though. More places to put syrup!

I thought the French bread was a great choice in this recipe. The thick slices absorbed the egg mixture without making it too soggy. Yum!

This morning just got a whole lot better. Love this recipe. So gooey and delicious. Even better drowned in syrup. Yum.

in response to Chef 4032474: 3. Spread butter over bottom of heavy large baking pan with 1 inch sides. "Remove bread from egg mixture" and arrange slices in pan.

Would thick bread such as Texas Toast work with this recipe?

my grandson would love tiis for breakfast or lunch . Great idea

You bring up an excellent point! We have modified the recipe instructions to make this more clear. Thank you - our readers are our best Editors!

After sitting here looking at this recipe, I finally figured out what doesn't make any sense. It doesn't specify that you are supposed to take the bread out of the egg mixture before you bake it. More experienced cooks might take that for granted but younger and more inexperienced cooks might have a slight problem.


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