• Make Ahead French Toast For Those Special Mornings

    FRENCH TOASTIf you are like me,  you love to have a special breakfast on those mornings when you have company, especially holiday mornings, right?  And you probably get up hours before everyone else just to get it done, right again?

    Well, this recipe just might let you get a little more sleep and still have something warm and yummy. It’s French Toast, but it’s not a toast that demands that you stand and flip for an hour.

    With powered sugar and syrup

    With powered sugar and syrup

    Bread Ingredients

    1 loaf sourdough bread
    8 eggs
    2 cups milk
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    3/4 cup sugar
    2 Tbsp. vanilla

    Topped with whipped cream

    Topped with whipped cream

    Grease a 9×13 pan with butter. Of course, I think butter means “real” butter!

    Tear bread into bite-size chunks and place in your pan.

    Mix together the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over bread.

    Cover with foil or lid and keep in the fridge overnight.


    1/2 cup flour
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 stick cold butter, cut into pieces

    Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.

    Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender ( or a large fork) until it is crumbly.

    Place topping in a ziploc bag and put in fridge overnight with your bread.

    To Bake

    See  link to recipe and photo below.

    See link to recipe and photo below.

    Remove the foil or lid from your 9 x 13 pan and sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top.

    I bake it  for an hour at 350 degrees because I like it slightly crunchy. Baking for about 45 minutes will give you a much softer bread.

    Serve with warm syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar (or both!). I think it is good enough that you can simply put a make-ahead fresh fruit salad with it for color, add a specialty coffee blend, and call it breakfast!

    Or just dusted with a little powdered sugar

    Or just dusted with a little powdered sugar

    ( You can scoop with a spoon if you don’t want to slice.)

    Cover photo on Pinterest from the following great blog:


    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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    One Response to Make Ahead French Toast For Those Special Mornings

    1. lenore webb says:

      Banana bread french toast with warm pecan banana syrup is to die for too!

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