This is a recipe I make for our Christmas morning brunch.
I’ve tried overnight French Toast before and it never quite turned out right, but this one was a huge hit. My Mother-in-Law even asked for the recipe (that’s a good sign). I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I’ve noted the changes I made to the original underneath the recipe below.
Overnight French Toast Casserole
- 1 loaf Challah bread (or other crusty, buttery bread), 10 cups cut into 1-inch cubes
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 8 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2/3 cup half and half cream
- 1 1/4 cups maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Place cubed bread into greased 9 x 13 pan
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg.
- Stir in milk, half and half, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth. Pour mixture over bread, cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove pan from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to baking.
- Bake uncovered for 50 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Top with powdered sugar. Serve warm.
I add the entire 1 1/4 cups fo maple syrup into the mixture before pouring over the casserole and I prefer not to add any additional after baking. My family declares that it’s perfect!
I serve it with an egg breakfast casserole and a fruit salad.
This is a recipe I will be making this every Christmas, if not more often. It was so easy to make.