Overnight Peach French Toast

It’s become a tradition for us to have Overnight Peach French Toast on Thanksgiving and Christmas mornings.  It’s made the night before so all I have to do is stick it in the oven and bake it.  No preparation, no mess to clean up.  We always have it with homemade breakfast sausage and maple syrup!

That brown sugar gooey syrup in the bottom is so good.  I could eat that without the peaches and bread but I guess that wouldn’t be too good for the diet if I ate a whole bowl of brown sugar/butter mixture.  After that cooled a minute, I kinda squished the sliced peaches on top.

French bread or any dense type bread can be used.  I used ciabatta bread that was leftover from what I used for the cornbread dressing.  Put several layers of thinly sliced bread or you can slice the bread thicker and put just one layer.  Mash the bread down so it’s down in the syrup/peach mixture.

Beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla and pour over the bread.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Then . . follow the rest of the directions and you’ll get this:

Serve along with maple syrup and sausage and . . oh, this is such a great treat!



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    Joan says

    What is the measurements on the brown sugar butter? Do you use the peach juice too? I guess I just can’t figure it out so early in the AM. thanks.

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    Liz says

    Looks like a variation of bread pudding – love the Commander’s Palace bread pudding souffle. May have to dig out that cook book. Christmas season is a great time to try new stuff!

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    Karen says

    Looks like I need to start a new tradition our my house. I will be making overnight peach french toast for Christmas. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us.

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    Mmm, I think we’re going to start a new Christmas Morning tradition of Peach French Toast! Someone else has told me how good that is, but I haven’t seen a recipe til now. Thank you for sharing!

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    MMM…looks good. I’ll have to give this a try! I make a breakfast type thing similar only it’s with eggs, sausage, bread, cheese and such…you make if ahead of time and pop it in the oven whenever you want.

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    Not only does the Overnight Peach French Toast LOOK good, it is to die for! Judy made this at one of our retreats…..and there weren’t leftovers!!! DH doesn’t like peaches, but he certainly ate the crusty gooey bread 🙂 This is one of the recipes I’ve pulled to make while our family is here. Thanks for a great recipe, Judy!

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    Hey, do you have to use peaches or could you use something else? I’ve been wanting to try an oven bake French toast for a while, but I’m not too fond of peaches.

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    Darlene S says

    Yummy. Judy I’ll be over Christmas morning so set an extra place. I love French toast, peaches and gooey brown sugar. My DH won’t touch that kind of meal so I never get to eat it. What a great recipe. Dar

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    fitzy says

    Do you think this would work in the crockpot??? Make it up the night before and put it on LOW? Maybe turn to HIGH in the morning before serving???

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    I made this last night/this morning and loved it! Brought some to a grieving widower and perked him up. Will be making it again when my daughter visits for New Years!
    Thanks, Judy!