Overnight French Toast

December 11th 2015

Nothing beats a great breakfast. Well, maybe a breakfast that you didn't have to make in the morning! Make a special morning more enjoyable with a breakfast that you make the night before. 

Most of you know that French toast tastes best with bread that's not so fresh. Don't have stale bread? Fake it with one of theses tips.

1. Tear up a loaf of your favorite bread into cubes and let it sit out for at least 1 hour- but no more than 8 hours. 

2. Super rushed to throw this recipe together? Tear up the bread into cubes and put it in an oven at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes. You don't want it to turn brown, but you DO want it to get a little crispy. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 French loaf (baguette) or 8 cups other stale bread such as sourdough, cinnamon swirl or challah.
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 Cups whole milk
  • 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 Cups blueberries (or other fruit), fresh or frozen + plus a few additional for topping
  • Maple Syrup for topping, if desired.

Directions: 

  1. Cut bread into cubes. Spread cubes on a large baking sheet or cutting board and let sit at room temperature to crisp. At least 1 hour but not more than 8.
  2. Butter a 9 inch x 12 inch baking dish and add half of the bread cubes (4 Cups). Scatter blueberries or other fruit on top, then add remaining bread.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Pour over the brad cubes and blueberries. Pat gently to help submerge the bread.
  4. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  5. To bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes , until golden brown and no longer jiggly. If your french toast begins to brown too much toward the end of baking, cover with a piece of foil.
  7. Cut into squares and serve with additional blueberries & maple syrup.

For the complete printable recipe details click here 

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