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Make-Ahead French Toast Casserole

We are always on the lookout for awesome recipes to share with our friends. We found this Make-Ahead French Toast Casserole recipe and boy is it delicious!!

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This is just perfect to make for Christmas morning as most everything is done the night before so you don’t have to give up too much of your “family” time slaving away in the kitchen. It also works well for a nice Sunday morning breakfast.

French Toast is one of those things that always brings a warm happy feeling to my heart. I think it is important to sit down at the kitchen table as often as possible as a family. Usually, it is just a dinner thing, except on the weekends. If there isn’t too much going on we are able to eat as a family on both Saturday and Sunday. However, it usually just works out to Sunday with the different schedules going on.

This is one of those recipes that tastes like it took a great deal of effort and time to prepare but in reality, it is pretty quick and very easy.

We hope you enjoy this yummy French Toast Casserole and will share your thoughts with us.

Active Time: 7 min
Total Time: 1 hr 7 min, plus overnight soaking

1 (12 1/2 oz) loaf of favorite bread (such as challah), cut into 1-inch-thick slices
3 cups whole milk
7 large eggs
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
1/4 cup real maple syrup, plus more for serving
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

How To Make Overnight French Toast

1. Generously butter a 13 x 9–inch casserole. Arrange bread slices in the dish, staggering in rows.

2. In a large bowl, beat together milk, eggs, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour over bread and press down, making sure slices absorb liquid. Cover with foil.

3. Refrigerate overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove foil and bake casserole 55 minutes to 1 hour, until puffy and golden. Serve with more maple syrup, if desired.

Serves 6

Nutritional Information Per Serving: 450 calories, 62g carbs, 17g protein, 17g fat, 325mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 1g fiber

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