Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love this easy prepare the night before recipe. The bread soaks up all the moisture and makes a delicious puffy french toast when fried the next morning!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices French bread (3/4-inch thick)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. Arrange bread in a 9X12 pan.
  2. Beat eggs; blend in remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour mixture over bread; turning slices to coat evenly.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Fry in skillet over medium heat.


Most Helpful

VERY YUMMY! All the other overnight recipes I found you had to bake 30-40 in the morning after letting it come to room temperature for 30 mins. Which is not going to happen on a school day for me, I need my sleep :o) I did tweak this just a bit.
I omitted the OJ
used evaporated milk in place of the regular milk
I used approx. 2tsp. of vanilla ( I poured it in didn't measure)
and I only used 3 eggs I was afraid of getting the "eggy" french toast. 3 eggs worked perfectly for me. Great recipe when I have left over french bread we will be having this in the AM for breakfast.
My kids loved it even my child who refuses to eat breakfast in the morning.

Camzmom March 07, 2011

I love this because it is so easy and doesn't require baking in the oven. Simple ingredients, too. Thank you for a recipe we plan to enjoy again (tomorrow, in fact)!

Julie November 16, 2007

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