Breakfast Plates

Perfectly Crunchy Overnight French Toast

December 22, 2015

Let me start off by saying I absolutely LOVE breakfast. Hands down, best meal of the day. I can skip lunch and dinner, but I will never skip breakfast. Even if I have to sit down and eat breakfast at 1pm, it will still be breakfast, not lunch. When I have the time, I like to enjoy a really slow breakfast over a big cup of coffee. But not all mornings look like that for me. Especially on Christmas morning when the kids are pulling us out of bed to open presents. And they are certainly not patient enough for me to cook breakfast beforehand. That’s why I love this overnight french toast casserole. I prepare it the night before and in the morning, I simply crumble the topping and put it in the oven to bake. It comes out so thick and gooey and crunchy- it’s absolutely delicious! I love how effortless it is to pull off this amazing breakfast and the sweet, teasing smell of cinnamon that fills the house as we open our presents.

This cooks in a 9×13 pan so it is perfect anytimeΒ you are having guests over for breakfast because it canΒ feed an army. But even if you don’t have that many mouths to feed, you won’t have to worry about this going to waste. I actually like this even better the next day, and whatever my family doesn’t finish for breakfast on day two, I eat for dessert throughout the week. Although to be completely honest, this has never lasted longer than two days in our home.

For the French Toast:
1 Loaf sourdough bread (or french bread)
6 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tblsp. vanilla

For the Topping:

1 stick butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Overnight French Toast With your hands, tear the bread into bite size pieces and spread them out evenly in a greased 9×13 pan.
Whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, sugars, and vanilla. Pour over the bread pieces, cover with Β plasticΒ wrap and refrigerate over night (or bake immediately).Overnight French ToastIn a separate bowl, combine butter, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon with a pastry blender (or fork) until mixture has come together. If baking the next morning, refrigerate topping in a zip-lock bag until ready to use. Overnight French ToastPreheat oven to 375*. While oven is preheating, crumble your topping on french toast.Overnight French Toast

Bake 45-60min untill desired doneness. I prefer a crunchier topping so I cook it closer to 60 min. Enjoy with your favorite pancake syrup or on it’s own!Overnight French toast

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Ingredients

    For the French Toast:
  • 1 Loaf sourdough bread (or french bread)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tblsp. vanilla
    For the topping:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  1. With your hands, tear the bread into bite size pieces and spread them out evenly in a greased 9x13 pan.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, sugars, and vanilla. Pour over the bread pieces, cover with clear wrap and refrigerate over night (or bake immediately).
  3. In a separate bowl, combine butter, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon with a pastry blender (or fork) until mixture has come together. If baking the next morning, refrigerate topping in a zip-lock bag until ready to use.
  4. Preheat oven to 375*. While oven is preheating, crumble your topping on french toast. Bake 45-60min untill desired doneness. I prefer a crunchier topping so I cook it closer to 60 min. Enjoy with your favorite pancake syrup or on it's own!
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XOXO,

Irina

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2 Comments

  • Reply Olya Shem January 2, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Looks yummy and simple enough. I’ll make sure to make this next time we have company for breakfast

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