Easiest Overnight French Toast Bake

You can easily prep this the night before in only 10 min. Then just pop it in the oven right before serving. So easy!

Easiest Overnight French Toast Bake - You can easily prep this the night before in only 10 min. Then just pop it in the oven right before serving. So easy!

I am a huge fan of brunch. If I could, I’d brunch every day, especially since you can sleep in a bit yet still indulge in all of its breakfast glory, like this baked French toast.

Now this French toast is super simple, super easy and basically fool-proof. Best of all, this can be made the night before. No wait, scratch that, this is meant to be made the night before. Sure, you can make it a couple of hours in advance but you really want to give it a full night so that your bread slices can soak up all that goodness.

When you’re ready to serve, go ahead and pour on that epic maple glaze. It replaces the need for syrup, and in my opinion, just makes it 100000x better.

Easiest Overnight French Toast Bake - You can easily prep this the night before in only 10 min. Then just pop it in the oven right before serving. So easy!

Easiest Overnight French Toast Bake

You can easily prep this the night before in only 10 min. Then just pop it in the oven right before serving. So easy!

Ingredients:

  • 3 small French baguettes, ends trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

For the maple glaze

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or more, to taste

Directions:

  1. Lightly coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Place bread slices evenly into the baking dish.
  2. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla bean paste, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour mixture evenly over the bread slices. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the bread mixture into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and maple syrup until well combined and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour mixture evenly over the bread slices.
  5. Serve immediately, sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 424.6 Calories from Fat 88.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.8g 15%
Saturated Fat 4.8g 24%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 86.1mg 29%
Sodium 671.1mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 68.8g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 16.2g
Protein 15.1g 30%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

French toast is a great way to introduce people to eggs in an “easy to like” format. Once someone is more accustomed to eggs with a sweet taste, they can graduate to trying eggs with a more savory taste!

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.