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Make Ahead Christmas Morning French Toast

Updated: Dec 31, 2022

This French Toast recipe was given to me by my dear friend Mykael Bibb and is one of the easiest and most scrumptious things you can make for your family at Christmas or really anytime. Best of all you have to make it ahead and can make it up to a week before. This is a real crowd pleaser and makes a ton. Watch us cook it together on the video below.


9 Eggs

3 Cups of Half and Half

1/3 Cup Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg

1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

Powdered Confectioners Sugar

2 Loaves of French Bread - sliced to 3/4"


Yield: 18 Servings

*This recipe must be prepared at least the day before as the ingredients must sit overnight. The next morning the bread will appear dry as the ingredient will have soaked into the bread.

Grease two 9x13" Pyrex dishes.

Combine eggs and remaining ingredients beating until well blended.

Pour a small amount (about 20%) of the egg mixture into the dish and arrange bead slices in the Pyrex dishes in one layer on top of the mixture. Pour the rest of the mixture on top of the bread slices until well coated and the mixture is absorbed.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or freeze up to one week.

Preheat Oven to 500 degrees. Place one pan on the top and one of the bottom. Bake for 15 minutes rotating the pans once halfway through the baking process.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Serve with maple syrup, berries or fruit of your choice, bacon or sausage and maybe even a Mimosa. It is Christmas Morning after all!

Merry Christmas from Boots & Bow Ties

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