Overnight French Toast Recipe

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Is there anyone who doesn’t love French toast? French toast is one of those things that’s perfect for a lazy and decadent brunch or breakfast, but it’s also perfect for lunch, dinner, or even dessert! Anyone disagree? You can make French toast just because you want it, of course, but it’s also the perfect way to use up bread, so it’s actually the perfect frugal dish, too! 

The problem with French toast is that it’s fried- not the healthiest. And did you ever try to get the smell out of your hair! And when you’re hungry for breakfast, you want to eat right away instead of spending time preparing your meal. I’m not a fan of frying, or waiting for my food, and that’s why I love this Overnight French Toast recipe from Alexandra’s Kitchen. This recipe makes 4-6 servings and you can prep it all the night before and then just pop it in the oven. Sounds just right to me!

Overnight French Toast


  • 1 (13- to 14-inch-long) loaf of soft-crust bakery-style Italian bread
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  1. Cut about six to eight — enough to fit your pan — one-inch-thick diagonal slices of bread.
  2. Generously butter one side of each slice and arrange slices, buttered sides up, in one layer in a buttered 13- by 9- by 2-inch glass baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit if necessary.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt until combined well, then pour evenly over bread. Chill, covered, until bread has absorbed all of custard, at least one hour and up to one day, depending on bread.
  4. Preheat oven to 425°F. Bring mixture to room temperature and sprinkle bread with sugar.
  5. Bake, uncovered, in middle of oven until bread is puffed and top is golden, 20 to 25 minutes, or longer — make sure it’s nice and golden on top or it will be soggy in the middle. Serve immediately with fruit and syrup and powdered sugar if desired.

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