When we have company I love to enjoy the company and not spend all my time in the kitchen. Finding recipes I can make ahead is so important. One of my favorite recipes is an Overnight French Toast Casserole. It’s a wonderful recipe that you can put together the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning. In no time at all you will have the house smelling wonderful and be enjoying a warm, delicious breakfast.
Overnight French Toast Casserole
10 cups of French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes.
3 cups milk
4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ tsp. salt (optional)
2 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
Place the bread cubes in a greased 13×9 inch-baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt. Pour the mixture over the bread.
Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Remove the casserole from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Dot with the butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top.
Cover and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for five minutes and serve. Wonderful served with maple syrup.
This recipe was written feeds 8-12 people which is perfect when you have a houseful of company. When it’s just my husband and I it is easy to halve the recipe and make just enough for four people. Of coarse you should serve it with real maple syrup so you can really enjoy it!
If you’re looking for other breakfast recipes to enjoy try my amazing overnight waffles. They are a real favorite in our house and like the overnight french toast, the batter should be mixed up the night before which makes it so easy to get breakfast on the table.