This is stuffed, overnight, baked French toast! It’s a soft, custard-like, flavor-packed French toast that’s perfect for a busy morning. Use the optional Bavarian cream filling, and your family will love it even more than chocolate chip pancakes.

Overnight, Baked French Toast: The Best Breakfast for a Busy Morning

This overnight French toast is “bed and breakfast good”—and so handy. Because you mix it up the night before, it’s easy to make on a busy morning.

This baked French toast is made up the night before in an 9 x 13-inch pan. In the morning, you just pop it in the oven. Let it bake while you are getting ready for the day and you’ll have a wonderful breakfast for the whole family without slaving away in front of the stove. You can even make it up to five days ahead of time.

While the bread sits in the egg mixture overnight, it soaks up the egg mixture to become more of a custard close to bread pudding.

Surprise Your Family with Overnight Stuffed French Toast

The recipe below calls for an optional Bavarian cream pastry filling to stuff your French toast, but you can use any filling of your choice. You may also stuff the layers with whipped cream cheese made two parts cream cheese to one part sugar with a teaspoon of vanilla added. Let your family choose their favorite.

Ingredients

Baked French Toast

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 slices soft bread
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional: Bavarian Cream pastry filling

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Melt the butter in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Stir in the brown sugar and one teaspoon cinnamon.
  2. Make six sandwiches with the bread filled with pastry cream, cream cheese, or another filling. Lay the sandwiches in the pan as shown.
  3. Whisk the eggs, milk, and cinnamon together. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread. Sprinkle the 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon over the bread. Place the pan in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the bread is browned. Serve hot with maple syrup, peach syrup, or cinnamon apple syrup. Top with butter or honey butter.

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