Overnight French Toast

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Overnight French Toast – this delicious breakfast recipe has layers of Texas toast, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar and eggs! It’s a great way to enjoy baked French Toast.

Overnight French Toast with syrup on plate

Baked French Toast

It’s no surprise we love breakfast recipes. I mean, we love them so much we have breakfast for dinner every Wednesday night (aka “brinner).

We usually do some variation of pancakes, waffles or French Toast because the kids love all of them. Today’s recipe is an Overnight French Toast that was simple and a little different from our classic French Toast Bake.

It has layers of Texas Toast, cinnamon, brown sugar, eggs and more – and a recipe that I think can be changed up really easily. For example, I’m thinking a layer of nutella or sliced strawberries would be great in between the two layers of bread next time we make it!

Sliced bread for baked French Toast

How to make Overnight French Toast

This baked French toast is quite easy. Begin by melting the butter. Add brown sugar and mix well. Pour this mixture into the bottom of a 9×13.

You don’t have to cut off the crust of the bread, but you can if you’re going for a prettier look. Add a layer of Texas toast to the baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour half of egg mixture over the Texas toast and sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top. Add another layer of Texas Toast. Spread a thin layer of butter over bread.

Top with the remaining egg mixture and top with your cinnamon and sugar mixture. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours before baking.When ready to bake, bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

How to Make Overnight French Toast

Do you have to refrigerate overnight?

Refrigerating this baked french toast overnight makes sure everything gets soaked in well. If you don’t have the time for that we recommend refrigerating for at least 4 hours.

Can you add a filling in between the layers?

Yes, we are hoping to do this next time we make it, but we think a layer of Nutella or sliced strawberries or even cream cheese would be great additions to this overnight french toast.

Overnight French Toast Recipe in casserole dish

This dish is great for a weekend or holiday breakfast, but it’s also great for a brunch! There are so many great dishes to go with it but here are some of our favorites:

Baked French Toast recipe with syrup on plate

I love the puffed up egg-y bread covered in cinnamon and sugar. Not sure how you can’t, especially when it’s drenched in syrup, lol!! If you love French Toast, then I suggest trying this recipe. It’s great for so many occasions!

FOR MORE FRENCH TOAST RECIPES, CHECK OUT:

Overnight French Toast Recipe

5 from 10 votes
Overnight French Toast Bake - this layered breakfast recipe has layers of Texas toast, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar and eggs!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Calories 2186 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 loaf Texas toast with crust trimmed off, optional
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Begin by melting butter. Add brown sugar and mix well.

  2. Pour butter and brown sugar mixture into the bottom of a 9x13.
  3. Add a layer of Texas toast.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla.
  5. Pour half of egg mixture over the Texas toast and sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
  6. Add another layer of Texas Toast. Spread a thin layer of butter over bread.
  7. Top with the remaining egg mixture and top with your cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  8. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours before baking.
  9. When ready to bake, bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Breakfast for dinner is such a fun idea. We used to do it when my kids were little and they loved it. I might just have to start again with my husband and I. This french toast bake would be wonderful anytime!

      1. What constitutes a serving? Over 2000 calories per serving sounds outrageous! I dont think that one serving would have 72% of daily calcium intake?

  2. Bit confused on the last part of ingredients: brown sugar, cinnamon, 1 TB sugar + 1 teaspoon sugar. What do you mean? thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    This turned out great & disappeared quickly at our Easter Breakfast at Church. The instruction to spread the butter on the top of the bread after it’s in the dish was a bit ridiculous to me. I buttered the slices before putting them in the dish. Much easier and you get better coverage. Will make again.

  4. 5 stars
    Have you had atomic french toast? Because my wife concocted a brilliant twist to this recipe: Slice up two bananas and some strawberries and layer the slices between the bread layers. Then when the baking is done, put some more fruit on top plus chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

  5. Wanting to make this but without Texas Toast. Will it still turn out ok woth nornal bread? Or do you have another recommendation? I live in Thailand and Texas Toast is not a thing here ????

    1. I am sure it will. I would use a thick bread, if you could. I haven’t tried with other bread, so personally not sure how much it would change. Sorry, you don’t have Texas toast, but how fun to be in Thailand!! Whatever bread you have similar to Texas toast is what I would use. I wish I knew what kinds you have there.

  6. In am a little confused by the sugar too. I used a full cup of brown sugar with the butter, but then you call for a tablespoon and teaspoon sugar. Is that brown sugar or white sugar? I sprinkled brown sugar & cinnamon on my layers. I’m not sure what the tablespoon and teaspoon is all about and if that means brown sugar or regular sugar it gets kind of foggy

  7. 5 stars
    This was a huge hit in our house! The only tweak I made to the recipe is that I used pumpkin pie spice instead of just using cinnamon….that made it just that much more amazing!! This recipe is a keeper.

  8. Could you tell me if you use frozen Texas toast or thaw ahead time. I really don’t like soggy breakfast casseroles, so trying to avoid that. Thank you.

  9. 5 stars
    This was incredible! I love that I could prep it beforehand & wake up & it’s ready to bake! My kids devoured it & said they wanted it again! Super easy & tasty!

  10. 5 stars
    This would be AMAZING with a layer of nutella and sliced strawberries in between the two layers of bread – genius!

  11. 5 stars
    I made these for some house guests a couple weeks ago. They couldn’t get enough! These are AMAZING!!! Thanks for the recipe

  12. 5 stars
    A favorite around our house is breakfAst for dinner. It almost always includes french toast. I love being able to make this ahead of time. My kids love it!

  13. 5 stars
    Im not very good at making before school breakfasts and resort to using cereal or oatmeal a lot. I love COMING across disheS like this That can be made the night before and cooked while the kids dress and lunches are made. THANKS for sharing!