Made ahead and ready to bake for morning brunch, this French toast gets all the compliments without all the work.
I’ve always been a lover of French toast and would take French toast over pancakes any day of the week. So you would think that I would be crazy for French toast casserole. But I’ve tried several recipes over the years and they have all been disappointing. I have what I call “Goldilocks Syndrome.” This recipe is too sweet, this recipe is too eggy, and this recipe is too dry.
So when I tried this Overnight French Toast Casserole, I knew exactly what I was looking for and had plenty of other similar recipes in my mind to compare it to.
Maybe Goldilocks wasn’t high maintenance. Maybe she was just a girl who knew what she wanted. What would Goldilocks say about this one? There’s no doubt in my mind that she would say this one…was just right. Not too dry, not too wet, not too sweet.
I love that this is an overnight casserole recipe. Have I mentioned I’m not a morning person? We often have company staying at our house, and I’m always looking for a breakfast dish that I can prepare ahead of time so when morning comes, little old grumpy me can just throw it in the oven. This French toast casserole took me under ten minutes to prepare the night before.
Here it is right out of the oven. Gorgeous.
Although it doesn’t need much, a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup finish it off beautifully.
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