Monday, January 6, 2014

Overnight Eggnog French Toast

Today I am sharing my first recipe as a part of Baby Shower Brunch week... 

I found the BEST RECIPE EVER on pinterest the other day and just at the right moment!

This recipe was SUPER easy to make and I will take you through it step by step! 
  •  1/2 Cup (1stick) Butter
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 
  • 2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 and a half Loaf of Challah Bread
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Eggnog (store bought)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla


Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray or butter... 

Melt stick of butter over medium heat in a small saucepan.

Once fully melted, add in maple syrup and brown sugar. 

Whisk continuously until boils and pour over the bottom of your greased pan and spread evenly.

Cut up the bread into 1/2 inch pieces. (The original recipe called for plain french bread but I prefer the taste of Challah bread and I think that it absorbs the wet ingredients in a really nice even way)

Add the bread to the baking dish

Next it's time for the wet ingredients... In a large mixing bowl whisk the 8 eggs and the vanilla. 

Add in the eggnog and whisk until fully incorporated.

Pour the wet ingredients over the bread in the baking pan and smash down to make sure that all pieces are wet. Here is what the casserole should look like at this point.

Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours)

The next day... 

Preheat oven to 325 

Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and place in oven for 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 375 and remove the foil. Bake uncovered for 10 additional minutes. The top should be golden brown. 

Remove from oven and add (if you want) powdered sugar and berries. 


This is BEYOND yummy!!! The caramel on the bottom is just perfect!

1 comment:

  1. And you cook too! This looks amazing! I need this in my life!! Where's your GFC widget so I can follow along?