Overnight French Toast Bake is a layered breakfast recipe has layers of Texas toast, cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar and eggs!
I love the puffed up egg-y bread covered in cinnamon and sugar. If you love French Toast, then I suggest trying this recipe. It’s great for so many occasions! For more french toast try Pound Cake French Toast, French Toast Sticks, or Crème Brulee French Toast.
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!
How to make Overnight French Toast
This baked French toast is quite easy.
MILK MIXTURE. Begin by melting the butter. Add brown sugar and mix well. Pour this mixture into the bottom of a 9×13.
BREAD. 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.
EGG MIXTURE. 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.
BAKE. 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.
Recipe Tips + Storing info
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.
A filling in between the layers of french toast would be a welcome addition. A layer of Nutella or sliced strawberries or even cream cheese would be great additions to this overnight french toast.
STORE french toast in an air tight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.
What to serve with French Toast
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:
FOR MORE FRENCH TOAST RECIPES, CHECK OUT:
- Pound Cake French Toast
- Eggnog French Toast
- French Toast Muffins
- Creme Brûlée French Toast
- Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake
- Pumpkin French Toast Bake
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Overnight French Toast Recipe
- 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 extract
- powdered sugar for sprinkling
- brown sugar
- 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp
- Begin by melting butter. Add brown sugar and mix well.
- Pour butter and brown sugar mixture into the bottom of a 9x13.
- Add a layer of Texas toast.
- 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.
I made these for some house guests a couple weeks ago. They couldn’t get enough! These are AMAZING!!! Thanks for the recipe
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!
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!
loved the French toast can you freeze the leftovers
I personally haven’t, but I would think it would be fine 🙂 We never have any left to freeze! Enjoy!
Is This Really 2,186 CALORIES? Is that for a serving or the entire pan?
I am so glad I found your website, I’m not good at the kitchen but you make things APPROACHABLE for people like me, easy enough to follow and so delicious. Thank you for sharing your gift.
Awe, you are too nice! Glad I could help! Thank you so much for saying that!
How many servings would this make
8 servings of two slices/each.
All recipes quick and easy and good!
Thank you so much!!
Does it need to be covered while it is cooking in the oven?
Nope 🙂 Enjoy!!
I served this French toast recipe buffet style on Christmas morning. I included bowls fresh blueberries and blackberries on the side. The fruit cut the sweet of the casserole. This will be my new Christmas morning breakfast for when we open presents.
That’s perfect! Thank you for sharing that! What a great way to serve it!
Can this recipe be cut in half
It sure can! Just half the amount of all the ingredients and put everything in an 8×8 pan. Try baking it for 30 minutes instead of the 40-45 minutes that it suggests for the 9×13. If it’s not quite done after 30 minutes check on it in another 5 minutes or so until it looks done. Hope this helps!
This is one of our family’s favorite breakfast recipes. SO easy to put together at night and throw in the oven in the morning. And, it’s SO yummy!!
I am sure it is FANTASTIC! However, there is WAY TOO MUCH SUGAR in this recipe. And all six kiddos will become
totally addicted to sugar (which is even more addictive than heroin..
Calm down Karen, it’s not that serious! It’s only French toast. 🤦♀️ lol
Don’t make this more than it is!
Thanks for the feedback. We certainly like to eat a variety of foods… moderation in all things, right? 🙂 You could adjust the sugar content for your liking as well. It would obviously alter the flavor a bit, but might still be delicious. You’ll have to let us know how it turns out if you reduce the sugar.
How many slices of bread are used?
Can I use regular loafed bread instead of Texas toast? Or would it be to soggy? Thank you for the feedback before I attempt this. The recipe
sounds amazing and easy!
You can… I’d suggest letting the bread dry out a bit before using. Because depending on the brand/type, it could run the risk of sogging up a bit.
very good. It served 6 adults but I also had a baked omelet with it. Bread did not get soggy. It took so long to brush the egg on the slices so for the final layer I dipped the bread in the egg batter both sides and it was fine. Took Less time. Will make it again so easy and good.
Thanks for sharing what you did! I’m glad you all enjoyed the french toast!
I am making this recipe right now, but I noticed that there is not instructions for how to make the final cinnamon sugar topping. Could you please share how much of each ingredient we use in order to make the topping?
It looks like the ingredient list is missing the measurement for the cinnamon sugar mixture. It should say “1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon”… we’ll get it updated. Thanks for catching that! Hope the french toast turned out delicious!
how to make in an 8×8 pan????
I would just cut the recipe/measurements in half and it should work for an 8×8.
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