Overnight Caramel French Toast

Overnight Caramel French Toast
This decadent French toast with caramel gets lightened but without losing the rich flavor everyone loves. And more good news: It can be made the night before and popped in the oven the next morning. Perfect for a holiday brunch, this irresistible baked French toast is prepared the night before and goes straight from the fridge to the oven. Try using thick slices of whole-grain bread for a fiber boost.
  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 piece)


  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Cooking spray
  • 10 (1-ounce) slices French bread (soft bread such as Pepperidge Farm)
  • 2 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly, stirring constantly. Pour mixture evenly into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  2. Arrange bread slices in a single layer over syrup in dish.

  3. Combine milk and next 4 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°.

  5. Combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over bread.

  6. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories per serving: 314
  • Caloriesfromfat per serving: 21%
  • Fat per serving: 7.2g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.6g
  • Protein per serving: 6.2g
  • Carbohydrate per serving: 57.4g
  • Fiber per serving: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 57mg
  • Iron per serving: 1.6mg
  • Sodium per serving: 360mg
  • Calcium per serving: 128mg