My sister found this recipe for Overnight Company French Toast many years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since. I have yet to serve this for company without someone asking for the recipe. It’s that good!
It’s the ideal breakfast for Christmas or any morning when you have to feed a house full of company. You assemble the French toast casserole the night before and then just bake in the morning.
Overnight French Toast
2 Sticks Butter, Melted
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Loaf “Texas Toast” Bread
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 3/4 Cups Milk
Powdered Sugar for Garnishing
Pure Maple Syrup, Optional
Directions – Night Before Breakfast
Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with canola spray. Pour melted butter in baking dish and cover with brown sugar. Place a layer of bread (as close as possible) over butter; sprinkle cinnamon and raisins over the bread and cover with another layer of bread.
Combine and beat eggs, vanilla, and milk; pour mixture over bread.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Directions – Morning of Breakfast
The next morning, bake at 350º for 40 minutes or until done. Let set 5 minutes before slicing.
The casserole makes its own syrup; however, I always serve some pure maple syrup on the side and sprinkle some confectioners sugar on top. Garnish with fruit.
Bacon and a fruit salad go well with the French Toast. Your guests will love it!
What Exactly is Texas Toast?
You may not be familiar with Texas Toast. It’s basically a thicker cut of white bread such as the one shown above from Kroger. It’s ideal for French Toast. It can often be found in the regular bread aisle and sometimes in the Deli Department of your local grocer where they have specialty breads.
Store your cinnamon in a container with a fine mesh top and your powdered sugar in a container with various size holes for garnishing dishes. I use a label maker for any container that is not glass.
Let me know if you try this recipe!
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.