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Overnight Caramel French Toast

Overnight Caramel French Toast RecipeJan Smith


  • 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


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.

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

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.

Preheat oven to 350°.

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

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


    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.

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:314
Calories from fat: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
Carbohydrates 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

Good to Know

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.

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