Overnight French Toast and Warm Honey Syrup {Celebrating A Birthday Breakfast!}

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A delicious rich breakfast or brunch dish is prepared the night before, placed in the refrigerator, and then baked the following morning. 


Overnight French Toast 


I have been searching for the perfect recipe for some time.  I could not find one that wasn't like a bread pudding in texture.  This recipe is just as perfect as I wanted it to be.





Texture wise, it is creamy, delicate on the inside, and tender on the outside-- being able to cut through with ease, similar to the perfect French Toast. Taste wise, it is absolutely scrumptious!


Birthday breakfasts are another way to celebrate a person's special day.  On the first of July, my Grandsons, Luke, who turned 14, and Gabriel, who turned 11, wanted to celebrate their birthday breakfast at my house with their other cousins who were in town for the week. I asked Luke what he would like me to make.  He said, "just surprise me, Grandma"!  I made him this Overnight French Toast dish with Honey Syrup, and a favorite in our family for years, Breakfast Egg Casserole, that I will be posting later.

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Below under the next heading, I give a list of preferred ingredients, tips, and cooking instructions for the Overnight French Toast and similar recipe ideas you can have.

Or you can scroll down to the bottom, where you will find a full printable recipe card with amounts of the ingredients and complete instructions with notes.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR OVERNIGHT FRENCH TOAST



  • 12 slices Texas Toast (cut the crust off or leave it one)

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1/2-3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups half and half milk (divided)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

HONEY SYRUP

  • 3/4 cup pure honey

  • 1 cup Blackburn Syrup

  • 1/4 cup butter


HOW TO MAKE OVERNIGHT FRENCH TOAST



  • In a 9 x 13 oblong dish, melt butter in the oven or microwave.  After butter is melted, mix brown sugar until blended.  Smooth out the brown sugar in the bottom of the dish.  Lay 6 slices of Texas Toast on top of the brown sugar mixture; set aside. 


  • In a 2 cup measuring cup, add 3/4 cup of milk and beat 3 eggs, vanilla, and 1/4 cup sugar until eggs are incorporated.  Pour over the Texas Toast layer.  Place 6 slices of Texas Toast on top; set aside.  In the same 2 cup measuring cup, add 3/4 cup milk and beat 3 eggs, cinnamon, and 1/4 cup of sugar until eggs are incorporated.  Pour over layer of Texas Toast.  Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator overnight.

  • The following morning Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.   Uncover the French Toast mixture and bake for 45 minutes or until the knife inserted comes out clean.  Cut each slice of Texas Texas Toast in half and serve with sifted powdered sugar and honey syrup (recipe below).

  • We prefer the crust on the Texas Toast, but you can remove it.  We like the crust on, but it is totally up to you!  On the brown sugar, you can adjust to your taste.  Some in our family like it with 1/2 cup brown sugar, and some, like me, like it with 3/4 cup brown sugar.


HONEY SYRUP

  • In a small saucepan on medium heat, heat honey and syrup together until hot.  Remove from heat and add butter. Stir well and serve warm over pancakes, waffles, or french toast.




Kay Little
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Comments

  1. That cute grandsons you have! The French toast sounds wonderful. You share the best recipes!

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    1. Thank you Kity ~ Grandson are pretty special! Love company in my kitchen...blessings, K

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  2. 'Love overnight french toast!

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  3. Oh Grandma - what a sweet blessing your boys wanted to celebrate at your house! Sounds like a fabulous recipe...printing now!

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  4. Hi Kay,
    I have already printed this recipe and will be using it next week end for a large family gathering, it will be perfect! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Awe...your welcome Helen...thanks for stopping by to let me know! I look forward to Full Plate each week...blessings, K

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  5. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Thank you Helen ~ I so enjoy Full Plate Thursday...hope you have a great weekend!

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  7. French toast is a favorite here, so yours looks really delicious. What a great start to a birthday!

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  8. what is blackburn syrup? is there a substitute if I can't find it? Thank you.

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    1. Blackburn Syrup is a syrup made in Texas...any syrup will do. Hope this helps...

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