Overnight French Toast

This is not Joel's Christmas table.
This is not Joel's Christmas table.

One might ask why we have a recipe for overnight french toast for a blog. Well the answer is easy, according to Joel Read the owner of MacExperience, "It's delicious".  To be a little more honest, I was asking Joel what his favorite Christmas morning breakfast was and he said this was near the top of his list.  I asked his wife for the recipe, it looked like the kind of thing that would be easy to make and share with you.

I think what I like most about it, is how easy it will be on Christmas morning.  Turn on the oven and put it in.  All the mess can be cleaned up the night before so we can focus on hanging with the family and not slaving away in the kitchen Christmas morning.

Joel and his family hope that you enjoy your Christmas morning as much as they do every year.


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 loaf of French bread, cut into thick slices
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch of nutmeg


Cook butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup until sugar is dissolved; pour into a 9x13 pan. Layer sliced bread on top of syrup mixture in pan. In a bowl mix eggs, milk, vanilla and nutmeg; pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45 minutes.