Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Overnight French Toast

This little breakfast gem is delicious and I love the quick prep.  It is a favorite at our family Christmas parties and I love how the brown sugar topping caramelizes.  My husband loves french toast but whoever gets stuck cooking the french toast doesn't get to eat with the family.  Enter overnight french toast.  You can prep it the night before and eat it as a family.  If you love french toast then you will really like this.  Enjoy!

Overnight French Toast

Butter or spray for the pan
1 loaf french bread cut into 1 inch pieces
6-8 eggs (6 eggs is well, less eggy :))
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups half and half or flavored coffee creamer (I like the coffee creamer, especially hazelnut flavor)
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

For the topping:
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 Tbsp light corn syrup

Butter or spray a 9x13 pan and place bread in the pan.  Beat eggs, milk, half and half (or creamer), vanilla, and cinnamon.  Pour over bread.  Cover and put in fridge over night.

In small saucepan, mix butter, sugar and corn syrup over medium heat.  Mix until bubbly and pour over bread/egg mixture.  (I have done this the night before or right before I put it in the oven.  I don't really notice a difference in taste so it is up to you!)

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Top with strawberries, whip cream, or syrup!

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