Review Recipe

Easy Overnight Maple Walnut French Toast

Author Holly Nilsson
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  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 loaf of french bread sliced 1" thick
  • 12 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 1/2 teaspoon maple extract (real Maple Syrup is best!)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • whipped cream (optional)

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Before Bed
  1. Slice bread in thick slices and let dry on the counter for a couple of hours (or place in a 300 oven for 10 minutes using caution not to brown the bread)
  2. Grease a 9x13 pan
  3. Mix melted butter and brown sugar and spread on the bottom of the pan
  4. Arrange bread in the pan, you may need to squish or overlap the pieces
  5. Combine eggs, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, cinnamon
  6. Gently pour the egg mixture over the bread ensuring all of the bread is soaked. (I did end up having to flip over a few of the pieces to ensure they were covered)
  7. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts
  8. Cover the pan with plastic wrap (or a lid if you have one) and refrigerate overnight
Morning time:
  1. Remove the pan from the refrigerator and let it sit on the counter for 20 minutes
  2. Preheat the oven to 350
  3. Bake for 30 minutes ensuring that the french toast doesn't brown
  4. Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream