Overnight French Toast

Prep tonight. Bake tomorrow. Enjoy a warm, hearty breakfast without the morning hassle.

Overnight French Toast

Cozy & Delicious!

My son loves Breakfast.  And he loves a big breakfast, every day.  But in the morning, we are trying to race out of the house for school and some of us may or may not hit the snooze button a few too many times, so time is usually of the essence.  Overnight French Toast saves the day at least one morning a week.

The concept is simple:  in the evening, you actually whisk together the french toast mixture and soak the french toast.  Place it it in the refrigerator overnight, then bake it the next day!  It’s perfect for busy mornings because it cuts out steps and mess, and allows us to get ready and prep for the day while the french toast bakes.  And my son still gets a warm, yummy breakfast!

I’ve also made it in the morning, then baked after school so that my son could have a hearty “snack” if he has a busy afternoon…. the concept is that you can prep ahead, and it bakes up well!

Recipe adapted from Wheat-free, Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids and Busy Adults, we’ve been making it for years and we never tire of it.  Made here with Schar Artisan Baker White Bread.

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Overnight French Toast
Transform your mornings and enjoy a warm, hearty breakfast without all the work. Prep the french toast the night before, leave in the fridge overnight, and bake in the morning. Recipe adapted from Wheat-free, Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids and Busy Adults.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar
  • heaping ½ tsp cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 slices gluten-free bread (Note: I have made this with both frozen and room temperature bread with equal success)
Prepare French Toast
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil. Spray generously with a cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and milk until well combined.
  3. Place a slice of bread into the mixture, flip bread with a fork and turn to cover bread fully with the egg mixture, and let soak for 2-4 minutes. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Repeat for the remaining five slices of bread.
  5. After all bread has been dipped, soaked and placed on the baking sheet, pour any remaining liquid evenly over the bread. The liquid will absorb overnight.
  6. Cover baking sheet with wax paper, plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Remove "french toast" from refrigerator, remove wax paper, foil or plastic wrap that was covering baking sheet*. and bake for 10 minutes. (*Tips before baking: I prefer to use parchment paper but if baking on foil, I will spray a bit of cooking spray under each slice of bread in the morning before baking to prevent from sticking to foil. If using parchment and the parchment seems "wet", sometimes I will gently transfer french toast using a spatula to a new piece of parchment paper before baking)
  3. After 10 minutes, carefully turn over slices. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.


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