Thursday, April 4, 2013

Overnight- Baked French Toast

Mornings are always chaotic around here so breakfast often consists of cereal, fruit, or some other quick option.  When I know that everyone is going to be home I like to make a tasty breakfast for my family.  The hardest thing that this French Toast requires is that you have to prepare it ahead of time.  This is the perfect dish for Easter, Christmas, or Mother's Day morning because all you have to do it throw it in the oven.  Add the Oven Baked Bacon and you are all set!
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Loaf of Bread (I cut off the top crust but leave on the other three sides)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar to sprinkle on top
This recipe will serve about 6 

Night Before
Melt butter in the microwave then stir in 1 cup of brown sugar.  Pour mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and spread evenly.  Combine eggs, milk, and vanilla in a bowl and set aside.  Mix together 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and set aside.  Layer bread on top of the butter/brown sugar mixture.  Ladle half of egg mixture evenly over bread.  

Sprinkle half of brown sugar, cinnamon, & nutmeg mixture over the bread slices.  Add another layer of bread.  Cover with remaining egg mixture and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Cover and place in refrigerator over night.  

Baking Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350.  Bake covered for 30 minutes then uncover and bake additional 15 minutes.  Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top (I sometimes skip this step because I think it is fine without it, it just looks prettier with it).  The gooey stuff on the bottom is AWESOME and no syrup is needed!

I am sorry that I don't have a finished picture to post, I was too busy taking pictures of the Easter Egg hunt that was going on at the same time.  But don't worry I am sure that we will make it again soon!