Thursday, March 17, 2011

Overnight Upside-Down French Toast

My husband has been rushing off to work all week without breakfast and I wanted to make some yummy that he could eat quickly before he goes - and something that was easy on me too, because I'm not a morning person!  I've had this overnight french toast that I had yet to try.  It was perfect!  I assembled it the night before and then just popped it in the oven for 20 minutes in the morning.  It really can't get any easier than that.  And boy am I glad I did that because I only got about 2 hours of sleep that night.  I'm finding it harder and harder to get comfortable while pregnant.  Ah well.. on to the recipe..

Overnight Upside-Down French Toast
  • 1/2 cup butter/margarine, softened
  • 1 tsp. + 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Roughly 7 or so pieces of texas toast (or whatever bread you prefer)
Mix together butter, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and brown sugar.  Spread evenly in a greased baking dish.

In a big bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, and vanilla.  Dip bread in mixture and place in baking dish.  You may have to cut some pieces in half so all brown sugar topping is covered.  Use all of egg mixture.  Cover pan with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight (you don't have to, but it makes for an easy breakfast the next day).  Remove saran wrap and bake 20 minutes in a 400 F oven.

Dust with powdered sugar and turn over to serve.  Top with syrup or strawberries, or whatever you feel like.  :)


Anonymous said...

I made this last night to eat this morning. I was out of brown sugar so I just used the cinnamon and butter. I used two teaspoons of vanilla to give it a little more flavor. It turned out great. We will definately eat this one often cause it makes mornings so easy. Next time I will make sure I have the brown sugar.
Thanks for the recipe!

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