On Thanksgiving morning, I decided that since Eliot and I would both be home and didn't need to rush off anywhere right away, I would make a yummy breakfast to have while we watched the Macy's Parade and perused the Black Friday ads! I have been having a major craving for French Toast so decided to look for a French Toast bake recipe that I could make the night before.
I found a recipe to try at Chew Out Loud. I have to share it with you guys because it was SO good. We were obsessed and it was so easy to put together the night before.
It was so good that it might just have to go on the Christmas morning menu too!
I halved the recipe since it was only two of us, and we ate it for breakfast twice, but it can easily be doubled to serve even more!
Texas Toast French Toast Bake
INGREDIENTS1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 loaf Texas Toast
2 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 TB vanilla extract
1 TB light brown sugar, mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon
Powdered sugar for sprinkling
Real maple syrup for serving, if desired
Melt butter in microwave and add 1/2 cup brown sugar. Stir until well incorporated
Pour into bottom of a greased 9×13 pan, spreading mixture evenly.
Beat eggs, milk, and vanilla until incorporated. Set aside.
Lay a single layer of Texas Toast in pan, cutting pieces to fit if needed. Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture over bread. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Repeat with second layer, using up the rest of egg mixture over that layer, and ending with a sprinkling of brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Cover tightly and chill overnight in fridge.
Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes on lower middle rack — covered for the first 30 minutes, and uncovered after that. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Be sure to scrape up all the bottom sticky goodness. If desired, serve with pure maple syrup.