Overnight Caramel French Toast

This decadent French toast with caramel gets lightened but without losing the rich flavor everyone loves. And more good news: It can be made the night before and popped in the oven the next morning.

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 piece)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 314
  • Calories from fat: 21%
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 6.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 57.4g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 360mg
  • Calcium: 128mg

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Cooking spray
  • 10 (1-ounce) slices French bread (soft bread such as Pepperidge Farm)
  • 2 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly, stirring constantly. Pour mixture evenly into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange bread slices in a single layer over syrup in dish.
  3. Combine milk and next 4 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°.
  5. Combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over bread.
  6. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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