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make ahead french toast perfect for brunch or Christmas breakfast

Make-Ahead French Toast

This easy french toast recipe can be prepared the night before and baked in the morning!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 6


  • 1 loaf challah bread cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  • Add the eggs to a large bowl and whisk until blended.
  • Mix in cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Whisk in brown sugar.
  • Add in the milk, syrup, and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.
  • Butter a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish. Add the bread slices to the pan, being careful not to overlap.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake the casserole for approximately 45 minutes or until puffy and browned.
  • Serve with more syrup, cinnamon and powerded sugar.
Keyword breakfast, easy, french toast,