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Overnight French Toast
Overnight french toast is a special treat usually reserved for the first day of school. However, when a child in my house is sick, I try to make them feel better in every way possible, including making special treats. In order to pacify the fussy kid, in hopes it would somehow psychologically help the little one feel better by morning, I threw together an overnight French toast. This is not something for the faint of heart or for those on a diet! It is best described as a messy, custard sweet bread version of a breakfast fit for a sick child laying on the couch asking me to make “something special.”
Ingredients for Overnight French Toast
Loaf of bread (day old bread from a bakery works best)
2 cups of milk or heavy cream, 1/2 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice, 2 tablespoons sugar (for the top)
Directions to Prepare Overnight French Toast
1. Crack eggs, whisk
2. Add the milk or cream with sugar, whisk with the eggs
3. Whisk in the pumpkin pie spice
4. Lay the bread pieces in a deep oven-safe pan
5. Pour the mixture over the bread pieces
6. Cover and allow to rest over night in the refrigerator
7. After the bread soaks up the wet mixture over night, sprinkle the sugar on top to add a crunchy crust on the top. Place in oven and bake at 350 until the tops of the bread are slightly brown. This will take up to an hour, until the top is brown. Cooking is an art and all about watching your food until it looks perfect.
Want something extra special? See below for some variations of this basic Overnight French Toast recipe.
Need help on where to get ingredients? This should help! They have cinnamon chocolate chips too, which I think would be phenomenal in the overnight french toast! Baking Essentials from The Prepared Pantry
Lay out the bread in a deep dish-type of baker. (I used a Pampered Chef square baker- it was perfect for making eight slices of french bread.) If you don’t have a Pampered Chef square baker you can use any other deep casserole dish such as this Pyrex baking dish from Amazon. This deep dish baker is my absolute favorite thing stone from Pampered Chef.
In a separate bowl I mixed together eight large eggs and approximately two cups of almond milk (no real milk is consumed in my house- gross!) Then I added a lot of pumpkin pie spice and about half a cup of sugar. To make things interesting, there was a half empty bag of golden raisins in the cabinet so they got thrown in for good measure. If you had some on hand, walnuts would be a tasty extra ingredient to throw in the casserole. Some tasty toppings for the toast could vary from apples, to bacon, to any fruits, to maple syrup. In the morning, the dish was disrobed of the aluminum foil covering and placed in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes to an hour until golden brown on top. It was delicious, as are the list of breakfast concoctions below.
Check out some of our other tasty breakfast recipes:
30 Whole 30 Breakfast Ideas (This is one of our most popular posts!)
Paleo Breakfast Casserole with Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker (Featured on Once A Month Mom!)
Take a peek at this video for a cinnamon roll french toast bake. This looks absolutely amazing, brought to YouTube from the Tasty Meals channel. We love baked french toast so much in my house, this must be made!