Prep Time
15 Mins
Chill Time
8 Hours
Bake Time
45 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Ratings & Reviews

nancypl08's Review

February 20, 2012

JillHP's Review

February 22, 2010
The bread soaked up all the egg mixture overnight and had great flavor. Would be great for guests, since you just pop it in the oven and forget about it. Really puffs up beautifully while cooking.

KatieT1's Review

November 13, 2009
This was excellent! I have tried other oven-baked french toast recipes that ended in disappointment, but even my husband (who doesn't normally like french toast) enjoyed this one. I thought it was great! The pieces absorbed almost all the liquid overnight and puffed up so nicely in the oven. I used Pepperidge Farm french toast and sprinkled some cinnamon over the pieces before baking. Will definitely make again - for just our family or for company!

ShannonP's Review

January 03, 2009
I served this for overnight guests, and it was wonderful. It was so easy to prepare and very tasty. I love that you can make it the night before and just bake it the next morning. I misread the last part of the recipe that said to remove it from the baking dish and put it on baking sheets to bake. I just left it in the baking dish, and it turned out great--and fewer dishes to clean. The only thing I would do differently is to lightly butter the baking dish.