Rainey Family Overnight French Toast

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What’s for Christmas breakfast? In case you still need an idea for a special yummy treat, try our family’s Overnight French Toast. We made this every year for holiday brunch when our kids were young. Hope you enjoy it too! Prepare it the night before, stick it in the fridge, and it’s ready to pop in the oven on Christmas morning.

½ cup margarine

1½ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

8-12 slices of bread

8-9 eggs

pinch of salt

1¾ to 2 cups milk

Melt margarine in a 9×13 pan. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and stir. Layer bread on top of the mixture. Beat eggs and salt together, then add milk. Pour the milk and egg mixture over bread. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight. The next morning, uncover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cut into squares and place upside down on plate so melted sugar/cinnamon is on top. Don’t forget the cup of hot chocolate or coffee!

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  1. Here is our version of “Holiday Morning French Toast” Many have enjoyed for years. 1 c brown sugar, 1/2 c melted butter, 2 t cinnamon, 3 tart Granny Smith apples, 1/2 c dried cranberries, 1 loaf Italian or French Bread cut in 1 inch slices, 6 large eggs, 11/2 c milk, 1T vanilla. In 9×13 baking dish combine brown sugar, butter and 1 t vanilla. Peel core and slice apples thinly. Add apples and cranberries to baking dish, spreading evenly. Place bread on top of apples. Mix eggs, milk and vanilla and 2 t cinnamon until blended well. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate 4-24 hours. Bake 375 degrees for 40 minutes covered. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven let sit 5 min utes. Serve warm.

  2. Sounds like the Hirko family will try this for our Christmas breakfast! Thank you for the easy make-the- night before idea! ❤ ? tonight, I had a friend, Janessa, over for dinner & just shared with her that I am looking for something special for Christ mas breakfast. Way to go Ever Thine Home!

    1. Will definitely be trying this!!
      Barbara, I don’t know if you ever get to Read these posts but just wanted to tell you that I love, love your Christmas & Easter items -I have them all over our home & have given lots as gifts! I have a suggestion-this year I bought your O Come Let us Adore Him ribbon-it is Beautifull -I have it on my mantle-but because of the beige color it doesn’t really show up -would u consider doing it in red next year with gold lettering or do both-I know a lot of people like beige-just thought I would throw it out.
      Thank you again for giving us so many Beautifull gifts & for the fabulous ministry of Family Life!!!

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