Overnight Oven-Baked French Toast

Prepare this french toast recipe the night before and pop in the oven for an easy and delicious brunch dish.

Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours
Bake: 45 Minutes


1 (16-ounce) French bread loaf
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt


Cut bread loaf into about 10 (3/4-inch-thick) slices.

Spread butter evenly over one cut side of each bread slice.

Arrange bread, butter side up, in an ungreased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Whisk together eggs and next 5 ingredients; pour over bread, pressing slices down. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Remove bread slices from baking dish, and place on two lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden.

November 2005
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