Who doesn't love French Toast? It is one of the breakfast favorites in my family, but with the chaos of getting everyone ready on weekday mornings, it rarely happens.
This is a super simple and delicious recipe. The trick is in getting it ready the night before - in the morning you just pop it into the oven, let it bake for 30 minutes while you go about your chaos, then cut it into squares and serve it up.
Baked French Toast
1 loaf of thick-sliced bread
1/4 cup butter, cut into 1/2" chunks (I slice it then quarter each slice)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Spray your baking dish with cooking spray then lay the bread out in the pan (I do two rows of overlapped slices). Spread the chunks of butter evenly on top of the bread. Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla then pour the mixture over the top of the bread. Cover and chill overnight.
The next morning, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, uncovered. You can serve this however you like, but it's best with freshly whipped cream, your favorite fruit and a side of bacon. Maple syrup, although boring, is always good too.
By the way, if you're feeding a large group you might want to double the recipe. (We do.)