Searching for an easy and delicious brunch or breakfast recipe? This Overnight French Toast is the perfect easy make ahead recipe, and is always a hit!

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I’ve made a version of this amazingly decadent french toast recipe for so many different gatherings–and shared it with so many of my friends over the years–that I honestly can’t believe I haven’t posted it here until now. It is absolutely delicious yet super simple to make and practically fool-proof.

Best of all, it can be prepared the night before so that all you have to do is crumble on the streusel topping, pop it in the oven, and heat the syrup. It is my number one go-to recipe for any big breakfast or brunch, and we will for sure be adding this one to our Easter Brunch menu this year!

Overnight French Toast with Warm Maple Butter Syrup

Here is what you need:

Assemble your ingredients: Day-old french bread, butter, eggs, half & half, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and vanilla.

Overnight French Toast

1 loaf day-old french bread, cut into 1/2″ slices
Cooking spray or softened butter
5 eggs
1 1/2 cups half & half
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla
 
Streusel Topping
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp flour
3/4 cups chopped pecans (optional–my family doesn’t like it with nuts!)
 
Warm Maple Butter Syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup real maple syrup
 

 

Lay out sliced pieces of bread into large greased casserole dish.

Step 1:  Lay out the slices of bread to dry out for a few hours. Grease casserole dish with cooking spray or butter; arrange bread slices in layers in dish.

Beat eggs, half & half, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla with wire whisk.

Step 2:  Beat eggs with wire whisk; add in half & half, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, & vanilla. Whisk well until brown sugar is dissolved.

Pour egg mixture over slices of bread until evenly coated.

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Step 3:  Pour egg mixture over bread slices so that all slices are moist and well coated. Cover the dish with saran wrap, making sure the saran wrap touches the wet slices. Push down on saran wrap to further soak bread slices. Place dish in refrigerator overnight.

Combine softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour and nuts.

Step 4: The following morning, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make the streusel topping by combining softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, & nuts. Sprinkle over french toast. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes until bread is puffy and top is golden brown.

Heat butter and maple syrup in pot.

Step 5:  While french toast is baking, make the maple butter syrup by heating butter and syrup in a small saucepan over low heat until butter is melted and syrup is warm. Remove french toast from oven; drizzle serve over individual plates of french toast. Serve immediately.

 

Overnight French Toast with Warm Maple Butter Syrup

Quite possibly the perfect brunch recipe!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Overnight French Toast with Warm Maple Butter Syrup
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 9 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf day-old french bread cut into 1/2″ slices
  • Cooking spray or softened butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half & half
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Streusel Topping
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cups chopped pecans optional–my family doesn’t like it with nuts!
  • Warm Maple Butter Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Lay out the slices of bread to dry out for a few hours. Grease casserole dish with cooking spray or butter; arrange bread slices in layers in dish.
  2. Beat eggs with wire whisk; add in half & half, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, & vanilla. Whisk well until brown sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour egg mixture over bread slices so that all slices are moist and well coated. Cover the dish with saran wrap, making sure the saran wrap touches the wet slices. Push down on saran wrap to further soak bread slices. Place dish in refrigerator overnight.
  4. The following morning, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make the streusel topping by combining softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, & nuts. Sprinkle over french toast. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes until bread is puffy and top is golden brown.
  5. While french toast is baking, make the maple butter syrup by heating butter and syrup in a small saucepan over low heat until butter is melted and syrup is warm. 

  6. Remove french toast from oven; drizzle serve over individual plates of french toast. Serve immediately. Serves 6; for larger crowds, simply double the recipe!

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Looking for the perfect brunch fare? This super easy overnight french toast has been my go-to recipe for years, and I always get a ton of requests for the recipe! Whip it up the night before, then bake just before serving for an effortless meal that your guests will rave about! Overnight French Toast with Warm Maple Butter Syrup | Easy Overnight French Toast | Overnight French Toast Recipe | Warm Maple Butter Syrup Recipe

Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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