Make-Ahead French Toast

Today, I have another delicious type of French toast recipe for you. This one I made with leftover French bread that we had, but  leftover Cinnamon bread with raisins would taste just as yummy. However, I must say there there’s just something about French toast made with day old French bread that just knocks it out of the park. And the great thing about this recipe is you can make it the night before, and refrigerate it until morning.

 Summary: This is a great dish for those picky eaters or kids that won’t eat eggs the traditional way. Our kids “go crazy” for this breakfast dish.

Overnight French Toast


1 loaf day old French bread
5 eggs
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Fresh fruit or maple syrup, optional


  • Slice French bread and place in a lightly greased 9×12 inch baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, yolks, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and flavorings.
  • Gradually add milk, beating until well blended; pour over bread.
  • Cover and chill overnight.
  • Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before baking. Drizzle with butter.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm; top with fresh fruit or maple syrup if desired.

Noel’s Quick Notes: I usually serve breakfast before the kids get ready for school; however since this breakfast takes a little bit longer to bake, I bake the dish while everyone is getting ready than serve it.

Variations: This dish can be made using day old cinnamon-raisin bread or your favorite bread.

Serves: 6-8

Cooking Time: 45 minutes (ovens temperatures vary)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cooking Time: 50 minutes

Meal Type: Breakfast (but fun to have for dinner too :))

My Family Rating: 5

What’s your favorite type of bread your family uses for French toast?




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