My son loves Breakfast. And he loves a big breakfast, every day.
But in the morning, we are trying to race out of the house for school and some of us may or may not hit the snooze button a few too many times, so time is usually of the essence. We get in a rut of quick fried or scrambled eggs, toast and fruit.
So turning back to an old favorite…Overnight French Toast!
We used to make this allll the time and it really starts the day on the right foot!
The concept is simple: Prep at night. Refrigerate overnight. Bake the next morning. It literally transforms your morning!
And all you need are the basics: eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and your favorite gluten-free bread.
We’ve been making this for literally 9 years and have found it works well with all gluten-free breads but the heartier breads work best. The main photo was shot using Schar Artisan Baker White Bread. The set up shot uses Goodman Gluten-free White Bread.
To make you actually prep the french toast the night before as if you were making some to eat. Whisk together the french toast mixture and soak the french toast. Then place it in the refrigerator overnight, and bake it the next day!
It’s perfect for busy mornings because it cuts out steps and mess, and allows us to get ready and prep for the day while the french toast bakes. And my son still gets a warm, yummy breakfast!
I’ve also made it in the morning, then baked after school so that my son could have a hearty “snack” if he has a busy afternoon…. the concept is simply that you can prep ahead, and it bakes up well!
Recipe adapted from Wheat-free, Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids and Busy Adults, we’ve been making it for years and we never tire of it.
Hope you love it as much as we do!
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