Overnight French Toast Recipe

Overnight French Toast

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Refrigerate: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 12 slices
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
726 Calories
18g Fat
113g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 726
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 211mg 70%
Sodium 1434mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 113g 41%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 214mg 16%
Iron 8mg 45%
Potassium 406mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The bread is soaked, arranged on the baking sheet, then refrigerated overnight. This is an excellent breakfast to prepare for overnight guests.


  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature

  • 12 slices French bread, about 3/4-inch thick

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or golden cane syrup

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

  • Maple syrup, or other syrup, for serving

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Spread the 1/4 cup of butter over the bottom of large, shallow-rimmed pan, such as a jelly roll pan.

  3. Arrange bread slices over the butter.

  4. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt until well blended. Pour mixture over bread. Turn bread slices to coat thoroughly.

  5. Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

  6. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn bread over and continue baking until just golden brown, about 5 to 8 minutes longer.

  8. Transfer the cooked French toast to serving platter or individual plates.

  9. If desired, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

  10. Serve immediately with syrup.

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