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French Toast

Brunch is my favorite meal, making this one of my go-to recipes when we’re hosting brunch or overnight guests. This is a recipe that you can be sure your family and guests will love!

Things to love:

  • Looks like it takes hours of prep, but it actually takes far less! All of the prep work is done the night before, allowing you to serve a delicious breakfast or brunch with very little effort.
  • No serving syrup needed! The maple syrup is baked into this french toast, meaning you can say goodbye to the mess of sticky syrup bottles, tables and spills.
  • Works great with old  bread!
  • Freezes and reheats like a dream!


  • 1 loaf of bread (about 1″ thick slices are ideal)


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter  butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup




  • Prepare a baking dish or cookie sheet with non-stick spray
  • Combine and whisk the marinade ingredients
  • Dip bread slices into the marinade, then place on the cookie sheet
  • Cover cookie sheet with foil and refrigerate over night
  • Approximately 1 hour before serving, combine the topping ingredients
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the fridge and spoon the topping mixture evenly over the bread
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.
  • Let rest 5 -7 minutes before serving.
  • No syrup is necessary, as the syrup is already baked into the toast. Serve alone or with butter, powered sugar, or fresh fruit according to taste.


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