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Overnight French Toast Bake
Prep Time
8 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
9 hrs 5 mins

This overnight french toast bake makes an easy breakfast treat for a crowd. You assemble it the night before, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and just throw it in the oven in the morning. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 372 kcal
Author: Jen
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 11 oz baguette (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • cinnamon
Prepare the night before serving
  1. Heat a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add the butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly until the butter is melted and the brown sugar is mixed in. 

  2. Spray the bottom of a 9"x13" casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture into the dish and spread it evenly. Add the bread pieces to the dish on top of the butter/brown sugar mixture, spreading evenly. 

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla until fully combined.  Then pour over the bread pieces in the pan. With a large spoon, press the pieces of bread down to ensure that all pieces are coated. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over the top.  

  4. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. 

When you're ready to cook and serve in the morning
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove the plastic wrap and bake for 45-50 minutes, until the edges are brown and crispy.