Make-Ahead Vanilla French Toast

Make-Ahead Vanilla French Toast
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Weekend guests? Make this scrumptious French toast with brown sugar sauce. It’s sweet and easy!
20 min
Prep Time
5:10
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

French Toast

1 (1-pound) loaf
French bread
1 1/2 cups
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1 cup
milk
6
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla
1 teaspoon
freshly grated orange zest, if desired

Sauce

1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
2 tablespoons
light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
1/2 cup
sliced almonds*

Syrup

Maple syrup, if desired
 
*Substitute chopped pecans.

Directions

  1. Slice bread into 12 (1-inch thick) slices. Arrange bread slices in bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking dish; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Combine all sauce ingredientsexceptalmonds in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low;cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Sprinkle bread with almonds. Pour half of sauce mixture over bread mixture in pan. Bake, uncovered, 45-55 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Heat remaining sauce, just before serving; pour over French toast. Serve French toast warm with maple syrup, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
680
Cholesterol
260mg
Carbohydrates
97g
Protein
15g
Fat
27g
Sodium
670mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I'm always looking for make ahead-especially for mornings,and this was quick to do and delicious. We didn't have maple syrup on hand so I doubled the sauce. We all love caramelly type sauces and this was more of a vanilla caramel sauce;which was more to our liking then just vanilla. It was the perfect custard and I highly recommend using french bread and cutting it like the recipe recommends.I've use Texas toast bread before but never again.

Rating

Quick and easy to prepare. The recipe states bake 35 minutes but it takes close to an hour or it will be soggy in the middle. The leftovers are just as good the second day.

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