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Overnight French Toast Recipe

This is a great make ahead recipe using Corey's pure NYS maple syrup that is easy for brunch or a special treat for the kiddos. After letting it chill overnight, you can top it with powdered sugar and your favorite toppings to make in truly unique.

French toast with Corey's maple syrup

Servings: 8 Prep Time: 15 minutes Chill Time: 12 hours Ingredients

  • Cooking spray

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • Loaf of challah bread, cut into 1/2 inch slices

  • 8 large eggs

  • 2 1/2 cups half and half

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon (optional - OR use Corey's Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup)

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Powdered sugar (to taste)

  • Toppings (optional - our favorites are pecans, raspberries, chocolate chips)


Directions

  1. Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Bring brown sugar, butter, and maple syrup just to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high.

  3. Carefully pour mixture into prepared dish; arrange bread slices over mixture, overlapping slices.

  4. Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, bourbon (if using), vanilla, orange zest, and cinnamon in a large bowl until combined. Pour over and between bread slices.

  5. Cover with aluminum foil, and chill for 12 hours.

  6. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove foil from baking dish, and sprinkle evenly with toppings; cover with foil, and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  7. Remove baking dish from oven. Remove foil; return baking dish to oven, and bake at 375°F until golden brown and set, about 20 minutes.

  8. Sprinkle powdered sugar over top, and serve.


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