Overnight French Toast Bake
At home I call this Twas the Night Before Christmas French Toast. After years of having to break away from family fun and relaxation on Christmas morning, I learned that making breakfast the night before is so much easier, so this is our tradition, making French toast that I just sit out when we start opening our stockings and pop in the oven as we begin the presents. Perfect! This recipe is great for company, too.
- Butter the bottom of a large, heavy, lipped baking sheet (sides at least 1" high.)
- Arrange bread slices in a single layer in bottom of pan.
- Beat eggs, milk, orange zest, orange juice, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a bowl until homogeneous. Pour over bread. Coating each piece completely. Turning to coat if necessary.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
- The next morning, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bake French toast 10 minutes.
- Turn pieces over and continue baking until just golden, about 4 minutes longer.
- Serve immediately.