Do Ahead French Toast

If you’re having company for breakfast or brunch, here’s a bit of a special do-ahead of French Toast. You can also do a plain version, with just milk instead of orange juice, of course, but the OJ really adds a nice touch.

Do-Ahead French Toast

This French toast soaks overnight in the refrigerator before it is baked.

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  1. Cut bread in 1” slices. Arrange in a 9x13 pan.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients, except melted butter. Mix well and pour over the bread. Cover pan and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 400.
  4. Melt butter and pour into a pan with a 1” side. Arrange bread slices, leaving a small gap between them. Pour butter on top. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn over and bake another 10-15 minutes.


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