Quick And Easy Breakfast - Overnight French Toast

United States
March 11, 2007 11:13am CST
My daughter and her husband was home for the weekend. She prepared breakfast both saturday and sunday morning. On Saturday night she made breakfast and put it in the refrigerator. She would not let us see what it was till breakfast on sunday morning. I listed this recipe under Frugal Living because frugal living should be a good thing, something to be proud of and not dread. One of the things that makes frugal living so enjoyable is that you are not stressed so much and you can enjoy your life and your family. This recipe is a great way to have more time to enjoy life and family thus adding to the frugal lifestyle. She served this with hot maple syrup. She heated the maple syrup in the oven while the toast was getting ready. Thus saving energy. It was really good and only took a few minutes to make as the main preparation was done the night before. Make Ahead French Toast 12 eggs 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon lemon juice or orance juice 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 8 slices bread, cut diagonally Grease 9 x 13 shallow baking dish, set aside. In large bowl, beat together all ingredients except bread. Arrange bread slices so they overlap slightly. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden and fluffy. Serve with hot syrup or jam or jelly.
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47 responses
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Thanks for this one, I love french toast and this would even be good while dressing for work through the week for a great treat. Weekends to if you need some serious R&R. Appreciate all you share here and my folder grows with your help each time. Thanks again.
• United States
11 Mar 07
It would be good for any day breakfast. We just are really big on family time. We try to spend as much time with family as possible so this was great. Both my daughters are wonderful cooks
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@hazydazy (783)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I love French Toast and I am always looking for ways to save time in the morning. I will definitely try this.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I am going to try this next week. My husband is coming home to visit us for a week and it's spring break for my son so this will be a great breakfast to try one day. Thank you so much! :)
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@suscan (1959)
• United States
11 Mar 07
This is great, this will save so much time. We love French toast in my house but it seems to take forever to make. What a wonderful recipe.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
This sounds absolutely wonderful and easy - Thanks so much
@Phlamingho (7834)
• Denmark
11 Mar 07
Umm, dosen't exactly sounds helthy, but very delicious :-D
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
11 Mar 07
For a bit of varietym eliminate the cinnamon and vanilla, use Almond extract. I try to alternate between the 2 flavors, adds a little excitement to breakfast. My son loves peanut butter, which is ehat he puts on his french toast. For him I use peanut butter extract. or sometimes chocolate.
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
11 Mar 07
Oh I will definitly be serving this with my "Christmas Morning Wife Saver". Then I will have something sweet and a savory dish as well. I don't know if you have that receipe but here it is: Make this the day before 16 slices bread 16 slices of ham or back bacon 16 slices of cheese 6 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp of dry mustard 1/4 cup minced onion 1/4 cup minced green pepper 1 to 2 tsp worcestershire sauce 3 cups whole milk 1/4 lb butter or margarine Special K or crushed Corn Flakes In a 9x13 buttered class baking dish, put 8 pieces of bread. Add pieces to cover bottom of dish entirely. Cover bread with slices of ham or back bacon. Lay slices of cheddar cheese on top of bacon or ham and then cover with slices of bread again to make it like a sandwich In a bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper. To the egg mixture add dry mustard, onion, green peppers, worcestershire sauce and milk. Pour over the dish. Cover and let stand in the fridge over night. In the morning, melt 1/4 cup of butter, pour over top. Cover with the cereal crumbs. Bake uncovered 1 hour at 350. Let sit 10 minutes before serving. Hope you like it if you have not already tried it.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
That sounds good too. I just posted an overnight Breakfast casserole recipe too. It is wonderful.
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
wow that sounds wonderful, I might try it. Though I rarely try out new recipes. I find I don't have the money to invest in the ingredients that I don't normally have at home.
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@Trinka26 (171)
• United States
11 Mar 07
This sounds heavenly. I will definately make this soon. Thanks for posting the recipe!
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@greengal (4288)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Oh yum, I love French Toast and this is perfect. Thanks a million village, another one of your famous recipes..love them! My hubby doens't like French toast so I will have to do this only for me someday. Hmm, maybe in a day or two. Can I leave the cinnamon out coz I don't have any and don't want to buy it since I don't find use for it often.
@Trinka26 (171)
• United States
11 Mar 07
This sounds great! We have a breakfast fellowship at my church prior to class on Sunday mornings. This could be made in disposable trays and taken to church! Thanks so much!
• United States
21 Apr 07
What a great idea, and so easy. Thank you once again my dear friend. Your posts are always so great.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
You will love this french toast. It is so good
• United States
12 Mar 07
That sounds soo good! Do you need to cover it? Or do you cook it open for the whole time?
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Cover it in the refrigerator but not in the oven.
• United States
12 Mar 07
Yum! This sounds really good, easy and cheap! I would love to make this for my husband and myself. Do you think that I could halve it and make it in a 9X8 pan? We won't be able to eat that much of it.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
Yes you can half it, my daughter said she only make half of it for her and her husband. She said she made it in a casserole dish.
@GardenGerty (88713)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Mar 07
I have seen this recipe before, or one very like it, and meant to try it. I have the stuff on hand, so this may be what hubby and I have for breakfast tomorrow, just cause we will get to eat together, I am on spring break. We will eat some fruit on the side. Thanks
• United States
12 Mar 07
I used to have a recipe for German Overnight French Toast and it was yummy too but I lost it when we moved. I lost alot of stuff when we moved.
@aweins (4203)
• India
20 Apr 07
Great man, having good brains to spend more time with your family. the recipe sound good and tasty. i cangive it a try and my hubby loves to eat french toast.
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• India
12 Mar 07
Oh that was very interesting. I will try to make that myself. Sounds nutritious and tasty at the same time! Good work, keep it up!
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@weemam (13389)
12 Mar 07
This sounds lovely for a Sunday morning when we all have more time , it sounds yummy , my son would love this too . it will be nice to have something different , thank you xx
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@Lillith (775)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I work from home but rarely have time to actually COOK breakfast so this will be a wonderful dish to try. I can make it at night and pop it in the oven when I get up in the morning. It seems to make itself. I am going to try this tonight! :)