Overnight French Toast

I LOVE French toast. Absolutely love it!! I love ordering it when we go out for breakfast. I rarely make it at home because Hubby isn’t a huge fan of French toast, and you always have that issue of how to keep all of the French toast warm while cooking it. Same issue with pancakes. Although a good griddle pan does help (we love this one, although now we have a built in griddle pan as the middle burner in our stove). I also have yet to master making French toast that is crisp on both sides in a skillet. This French toast is definitely crispy on both sides!

Anyways, this French toast is great because you prep it the night before, then it soaks up the custardy goodness while you sleep, and all you have to do in the morning is pop it in the oven. It would be great to make if you have guests staying over or for any other weekend morning.

I used Challah bread because of it’s softness. I let it get a bit stale prior to make French toast out of it. I cut it pretty thick and sprinkled some freshly ground nutmeg over the toast.

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Overnight French Toast

Yield: 6

Ingredients:

2 T butter, softened
12 - 3/4" thick slices of bread
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 T maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

1/4 - 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 - 1 1/2 cups maple syrup
Berries, Nuts, Whipped Cream, etc for topping as desired

Directions:

Spread softened butter in a thick coating over a large rimmed (about 1" sides) heavy baking sheet. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar, add maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt and whisk together. Add milk and continue whisking until well combined. Lay out bread slices on baking sheet. Pour milk mixture over the bread. Turn each slice, coating both sides. Cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake French toast for approximately 10 minutes and then flip each slice of bread. Bake another 5-10 minutes, flipping again if necessary until both sides are golden brown and crisped.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with warmed maple syrup and other toppings as desired.

Recipe from Homemade by Holman

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9 Responses to “Cranberry, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Dip”

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    oneordinaryday — January 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Bookmarked!! Sounds awesome!

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    Colleen — January 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    That sounds yummy! I don’t like goat cheese, but bet it would be good with feta too.

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    Julie — January 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful combo…except like Colleen, I’ve finally come to admit I don’t like goat cheese. Could use more cream cheese I suppose.

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    nutmegnanny — January 12, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Goat cheese is my ultimate favorite! Can’t wait to try this delicious dip 🙂

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    Colleen — January 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it! Although the cheddar cheese is throwing me off though – did it really match in flavor? Do you think something like asiago would work?

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    Jen — January 13, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I agree Colleen, the cheddar does seem out of place. In all honesty, you couldn’t taste it. The goat cheese / cream cheese mixture and caramelized onions and cranberries are all pretty prominent flavors. I’m sure any shredded cheese would be fine.

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    Colleen — February 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Just posted this – delicious! It will be one of my standards from now on!

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    Lisa Burnett — February 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    what do i do with the pecans if i choose to use them?

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    Jen — February 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Lisa – I’d mix them into the Cranberry mixture or layer them between the cheese and the cranberry layers.

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