This overnight French toast is the easiest way to make French toast, and it tastes absolutely delicious. The French toast is made the night before in a baking dish, and left to sit in the fridge overnight. Then simply bake the next morning and breakfast is ready to go. Serve with plenty of maple syrup and fresh berries.
While french toast is traditionally served as a breakfast, this overnight french toast is perfect for enjoying at any time of the day.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Bread slices - Use your preferred variety of bread.
- Eggs - 8 large sized eggs were used in this recipe.
- Milk - Whole milk was used in this recipe and will give the best result, however lower fat varieties can be used if preferred.
- Heavy cream
- Brown sugar - The brown sugar can be substituted with granulated sugar, or a combination of ¼ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup granulated sugar.
- Vanilla extract - The vanilla extract can be substituted with 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.
- Ground cinnamon
See recipe card for quantities.
Arrange the bread slices on the base of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Whisk the eggs, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and pinch of nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.
Pour the egg mixture over the bread slices and leave in the fridge overnight.
Bake the french toast for 30 minutes or until golden.
Hint: If you are short on time, the French toast can sit in the fridge for a minimum 4 hours as opposed to overnight.
- French toast casserole - Chop the bread into cubes before adding to the baking dish for a casserole.
- Toppings - Add your favorite french toast toppings to the french toast.
To make this dish, you will need a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, a large mixing bowl and a whisk.
Store this overnight French toast in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat using the microwave or oven.
This French toast is suitable for freezing. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
The French toast can be removed from the fridge 30 minutes before baking to bring it to temperature.
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These are my favorite dishes to serve with overnight french toast:
- 10 thick bread slices
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch nutmeg
- Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the slices of bread over the base of the baking dish, overlapping as necessary to fit. Set aside.
- Add the eggs, milk, heavy cream, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and pinch of nutmeg to a large mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.
- Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread slices in the baking dish. Cover the baking dish, and place in the fridge overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°c. Uncover the baking dish, and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden. Serve while warm.