This Overnight French Toast recipe and post is from Katie McGinnis, a Penn State graduate who is currently doing her distance dietetic internship through Marywood University. Katie’s favorite dish is french toast and lucky for us, she is sharing her favorite version of it here.
Like many people, Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love following all of our family traditions each year, but I have one favorite: our breakfast on Christmas morning. We have had Overnight French Toast every Christmas morning since I can remember. The recipe is great for Christmas because you soak the bread overnight, add some ingredients in the morning, and then bake it, leaving more time in the morning to open presents together.
My mom’s original recipe is pretty healthy, except for the sugar so I made the recipe healthier by cutting out some. The recipe still needs sugar to make a syrup with the fruit, but it still makes enough syrup with ¾ cup. I also used whole grain bread instead of white. My revised version still tastes great and makes me feel even better about eating something healthy on Christmas.
Do you have a traditional Christmas morning breakfast? Or a go-to breakfast recipe for when you have overnight guests?