Who doesn’t love a good overnight French toast, right? Even though this comforting dish isn’t really French, we feel like we’re eating something really special. This is one of those dishes we serve Christmas morning or when it’s someone’s turn to choose their favorite dish. I make when I know we’re going to want to have a relaxing morning, but want to have something yummy and comforting. I can get this dish prepared the night before, let it soak overnight, put the final touches on it in the morning, and pop it in the oven. We also love this dish when the apples are plentiful during harvest season in the fall. It has that delicious caramel apple flavor that is so familiar in the fall.
Overnight Caramel Apple French Toast
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3 granny smith apples peeled and diced
- 1 loaf French bread sliced thick
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
In a small saucepan, combine syrup ingredients until sugar is melted and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Pour the syrup into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
Place apples on top of the syrup.
Arrange French bread slices on top of the apples and syrup.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the french bread, apples, and syrup.
Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover the 9x13 pan tightly with aluminum foil. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove the french toast from the fridge and remove the aluminum foil.
Flip all of the french toast slices over. I do this because sometimes the tops dry out overnight and I like them all soaked with the egg/milk mixture.
Sprinkle again with cinnamon. Place in the preheated oven for 35 minutes or until tops are golden brown.
Serve warm, drizzled with the extra caramel syrup from the bottom of the pan.