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Overnight Oven-Baked French Toast

Prep time 15 mins
Chill time 8 hrs
Bake time 45 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
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.


  • 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

How to Make It

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

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

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

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

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

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