Overnight French Toast


  • Makes3 to 3 servings

Imagine a hot, delicious breakfast that practically makes itself. Preheat the oven when you turn on the coffeemaker in the morning, and the French toast can bake while you're showering. Genius.


  • 4 eggs

  • 2/3 cup milk

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 6 1/2-in. thick slices homemade-style bread, or challah


  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, brown sugar and cinnamon until blended. Arrange the bread slices in a shallow baking dish that can accommodate all of them in a single layer. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, turning them over so they are evenly coated. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet very well or spray it liberally with non-stick vegetable oil.

  • Arrange the soaked bread on the prepared sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until slightly puffed, crisp and browned on both sides. Serve immediately with maple syrup or whatever you usually have on your French toast.

This article was originally published on Apr 01, 2007

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