Make-Ahead French Toast

Make-Ahead French Toast

Weekend guests? Make this scrumptious make-ahead French toast with brown sugar sauce. It’s sweet and easy!

20 min. prep time
8 servings
252 Ratings


French Toast

1 (1-pound) loaf French bread
2 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds


Powdered sugar, if desired
Maple syrup, if desired


Slice bread into 10 to 12 (1-inch thick) slices. Arrange bread slices on bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking dish; set aside.

Combine all remaining French toast ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Pour mixture over bread, covering all bread surfaces. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine all sauce ingredients except almonds in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until Butter with Olive Oil is melted. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Sprinkle bread with almonds. Pour sauce mixture over bread mixture in pan. Bake, uncovered, 35-45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean and edges are golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes; sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm with maple syrup, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 370

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 170mg

Sodium: 490mg

Carbohydrates: 47g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 13g

Recipe #14469A©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this for Easter breakfast and it was delicious! I followed the exact directions except that I used Pepperidge Farm Brown Sugar Swirl Bread instead of French bread. It looked as good as it tasted. I will definitely make this again.
This recipe is amazing! So easy to make and tastes soooo good. Everyone loved it!

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