Make Ahead French Toast

Make Ahead French Toast


"We have made this French Toast for Christmas brunch for twenty four years! It originally came from the East Coast. If you like your French toast firmer, then cut back on the milk."


14 h 10 m servings 503 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 503 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 162 mg
  • 54%
  • Sodium:
  • 347 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream and vanilla. Dip bread slices into egg mixture and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next morning: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter, sugar, maple syrup and pecans. Spoon mixture over bread.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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I was skeptical about making this recipe because of the mixed reviews, but I decided to try it and boy am I glad I did. One tip to help eliminate sticking: Get a cold stick of butter and press i...

I decided to give this recipe a second chance with some modifications to make it a much firmer recipe. I took my loaf of French bread and split it down the middle lengthwise and then cut it int...

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