This baked french toast is guaranteed to be a hit anywhere it’s served.
Hi everyone! Did you have a lovely Valentine’s Day? Sadly, my husband worked late and couldn’t get home in time for us to eat dinner together as planned. The kids and I were bummed at first but then they had too much fun using the fancy dishes and drinking their “special” pellegrino drinks. The hubby surprised me last weekend with some totally unexpected gifts and tulips so how could I be mad? I took some fun photos of the kids last night eating at our fancy table but I think I’ll keep those to myself. I made our favorite meatloaf, roasted potatoes, mac and cheese, sautéed broccoli and crescent rolls. We are a true southern Korean family if you met one! Okay, onto this amazing baked french toast recipe!
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe so I thought I’d share our favorite way to eat french toast. A few years ago, my friend, Elisa shared this recipe with me and I’ve been making it ever since with a few modifications. This overnight recipe is always a hit with guests and perfect for a get together. I made this for my SIL’s baby shower a couple of weekends ago and the girls loved it.
Overnight Baked French Toast
- 1 loaf of white bread like Texas toast or Italian bread
- 1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
One of the best things about this recipe is that you can substitute white bread for hot dog or hamburger buns. I wanted to make it one night but since we rarely have white bread in the house, I just used frozen hot dog buns because that’s what I had. Make sure you thaw before using any frozen bread.
Melt butter and then mix in the brown sugar. Take about 3/4 of that mixture and spread it on the bottom of a casserole dish. This butter mixture is key. Don’t go trying to substitute butter for some weird low calorie stuff like, “I can’t believe it’s not butter.” Please, if you use that stuff, we can’t be friends. 😀 Just use butter and let’s be friends.
Line the dish with the first layer of bread. See, I used hot dog buns. I realize it looks quite hideous but I pinky promise it’s delicious. Spread the rest of that brown sugar and buttah mixture on top of the first layer of bread. This would make Paula Dean real proud.
In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk and vanilla extract. Pour half of the mixture on top of the first layer. Now, place the second layer of bread.
Pour the remaining egg mixture on top of the second layer of bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cover with plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 4 hours.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until you get the desired browned crusty edges. Serve with maple syrup, whipped cream and strawberries. Perfectly delectable! I served this dish to my neighbors one evening for brinner (breakfast for dinner) and they had no idea I used hot dog buns until I told them.
I promise this is an awesome recipe that you will make over and over again.
Be sure to pin and save it for later! Have a great day, folks!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14