Baked vanilla French toast is the perfect lazy Sunday morning breakfast. Prep the whole dish the day before and then pop it into the oven in the morning!
Yesterday I treated myself to a special breakfast – baked vanilla French toast. It was Sunday and all I wanted to do was sleep in so I prepped everything the day before. There is something so great about a plan-ahead meal!
I knew I was going to a birthday party for one of my closest friends and would probably be out late. That doesn’t mean I don’t deserve a delicious breakfast in the morning though, right?
Saturday, after I was done cleaning up my apartment and taking care of my dog (love you Nero!), I got to prepping. I had already had all of the groceries delivered by Peapod on Friday so all I had to do was tear up some bread and whip up some eggs.
Sounds like a score to me!
I have a lot of vanilla extract so I decided to add extra to make this baked French toast full of vanilla flavor. You could also use different extracts, or even a little flavored alcohol to give this extra taste. I wanted it to be family friendly so just vanilla extract for me.
I prepped everything and covered it tightly with plastic wrap, then popped into the fridge to be ready for me in the morning.
When I woke up Sunday morning, all I had to do was preheat the oven and then let it bake. Lounging around while your breakfast bakes is the Sunday morning of my dreams. Thirty minutes later and my tasty French toast was ready to eat.
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- 1 loaf Brioche or Challah bread, cut into 1-inch slices
- 3 cups whole milk
- 3 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons white sugar, separated
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Powdered sugar to garnish
Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
Place bread in two layers in the baking dish. Tightly pack the bread; if there are gaps tear pieces of the bread to fill them.
In a medium bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Pour the liquid over the bread. Sprinkle with cinnamon and the remaining sugar.
Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Remove the baking pan from the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 110mg Sodium: 413mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 12g Protein: 11g