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Are you looking for an easy overnight breakfast recipe? This Overnight Vanilla French Toast recipe will quickly become a family tradition!
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Overnight Vanilla French Toast

A custard style French toast recipe that will quickly become a family tradition. This recipe is adapted from the Hometown Christmas Gooseberry Patch Cookbook.
Course Breakfast


  • 1 loaf French bread cut into about 8 slices about 3/4 inch thick slices
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Garnish: maple syrup and powdered sugar


  • Spray a 9x13 inch glass baking pan with non-stick vegetable spray.
  • Arrange bread slices in pan in a single layer; set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients except garnish until completely smooth.
  • Pour evenly over bread slices until covered.
  • Cover and chill overnight, or until most liquid is absorbed.
  • Bake, uncovered, on center rack of oven at 400 degrees for 40 - 45 minutes, until puffy and golden.
  • Garnish as desired.