Overnight French Toast

The concept is simple....Prep tonight. Bake tomorrow. Enjoy a warm, hearty breakfast without the morning hassle.

Overnight French Toast

A cozy, satsifying and delicious start to the day!

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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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Overnight French Toast

Transform your mornings and enjoy a warm, hearty breakfast without all the work. Prep the french toast the night before, leave in the fridge overnight, and bake in the morning. Recipe adapted from Wheat-free, Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids and Busy Adults.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 slices
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • heaping 1/2 tsp cinnamon or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 slices gluten-free bread Note: I have made this with both frozen and room temperature bread with equal success


Prepare French Toast

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil. Spray generously with a cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and milk until well combined.
  • Place a slice of bread into the mixture, flip bread with a fork and turn to cover bread fully with the egg mixture, and let soak for 3-5 minutes. Place on baking sheet.
  • Repeat for the remaining five slices of bread.
  • After all bread has been dipped, soaked and placed on the baking sheet, pour any remaining liquid evenly over the bread. The liquid will absorb overnight.
  • Cover baking sheet with wax paper, plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove "french toast" from refrigerator, remove wax paper, foil or plastic wrap that was covering baking sheet*. and bake for 10 minutes. (*Tips before baking: If using parchment paper and the parchment seems "wet", sometimes I will gently transfer french toast using a spatula to a new piece of parchment paper before baking)
  • After 10 minutes, carefully turn over slices. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
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