This baked French toast is fluffy and moist from absorbing a creamy milk, maple syrup, and egg mixture overnight.


  • 12 (3/4-inch-thick) slices French or challah bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup, plus more for topping
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Fresh fruit

Active Time: 15 min

Total Time: 50 min (plus overnight refrigeration)


  1. Arrange bread in a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, half-and-half, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt. Pour over bread. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Turn slices over once or twice to be sure they’re evenly coated with egg mixture.
  3. In the morning, bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 15 minutes. Turn over and bake for 20 minutes more or until golden brown.
  4. Pop under broiler to brown, if desired. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Serve with fresh fruit or maple syrup.


Serves: 6. Per Serving: 480 calories, 65g carbs, 18g protein, 16g fat, 215mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 2g fiber