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Kick back and relax on the weekend with this overnight recipe for baked french toast. Thick slices of Texas Toast will quell the tummy rumblings of even your hungriest guest. Developing a caramel-like flavor, the brown sugar custard base plays a supporting role to the standard notes of vanilla and cinnamon in this classic breakfast dish. Marleena, Recipe Hunter

Marleena Eyre

THE RECIPE

Texas French Toast Bake

A heartier take on french toast

Up the ante on your french toast routine by swapping out brioche for Texas Toast. Assembling the ingredients the night before in a casserole dish turns it into a major timesaver in the kitchen. When you’re expecting a crowd of hungry people awaiting a full breakfast, preparing any dish in advance can be a lifesaver. Having nearly everything assembled beforehand makes all the difference. You’ll be stress-free and enjoying your morning coffee or your first round of mimosas in no time. And who could ever turn down colossal pieces of one of our favorite childhood breakfast foods? Go big or go home. A twist on the classic, Amy’s addition of brown sugar to the custard base turns it into a rich caramel-like sauce and enhances the dish’s flavor as it develops overnight in the fridge. Beautifully arranged in a casserole dish and baked until puffed and golden brown, the final product will make you look like you spent much more time in the kitchen. Your guests will never know.

THE CHEF

Amy Dong

Mommy, Teacher, Food Blogger, Recipe Maker

Amy Dong from Chew Out Loud

The kitchen is my favorite gathering space. I cook and bake for others at every opportunity! I'm passionate about trying new things, creating fresh flavors, and sharing my favorite recipes from around the world on Chew Out Loud.

Amy is the blogger and recipe developer behind Chew Out Loud, where she shares her eclectic collection of recipes from her Minneapolis kitchen. Growing up in Los Angeles in a family where food was a central part of being together and celebrating, Amy developed a passion for cooking and baking that she now shares with her own family and friends. Her style is simple and fresh with everything from quick and easy weeknight dinners to long cooking dishes that bring the family together. What we love most is that browsing through Amy’s recipes is like taking a trip around the world! Through her cooking, she explores flavors and recipes from different countries, using this as inspiration for her own creations.

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THE TIP

How to Avoid Soggy Overnight French Toast

Choosing the type of bread to use in overnight french toast makes all the difference. Follow these steps for perfect results every time.

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