Oh lawd. Gingerbread combined with french toast, combined with the ease of an overnight bake…YES!! All of your holiday prayers have been answered!
This gingerbread french toast is super easy to throw together the night before you have guests arrive. Simply, pop it in a preheated oven the next morning and bake fore thirty minutes! You will have a delicious french toast to serve to your guests and you will have saved so much time!
I only use one pan to make this dish. I whisk together the eggs, milk, and spices in the pan I am going to bake the french toast in. I dip each piece of french toast and layer them together as I dip. Any liquid that has pooled on the bottom, I spoon over the top again! So easy! I hope you enjoy!
- 1 loaf of french bread, or any other bread of your choice, cut into slices
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- powdered sugar for dusting, optional
- maple syrup for serving
- 1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, molasses, and spices. Make sure to completely whisk together. Whisk in the butter (you can always add more than the recipe calls for!!!)
- Butter a baking dish, or line it with aluminum foil for less clean up.
- 2. Dip each piece of bread into the egg mixture so that both sides are coated. Place into the baking dish so that the slices are overlapping each other. Repeat with remaining bread slices.
- 3. Pour any extra egg mixture over the top of the slices. Cover with foil and let sit in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- 4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Keep the french toast covered and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover the french toast and bake the french toast bake for a remaining 10-15 minutes, or until the egg has totally cooked. The bread should look fluffy and slightly crispy edges should form. Make sure to place the baking rack in the center of the oven.
- 5.Sprinkle the hot french toast with powdered sugar and drizzle maple syrup over the top! Serve to hungry guests (or eat it all yourself!)
Recipe looks delicious! Could you clarify the oven temperature and the cooking times?
I am so sorry about that mistake! I found out I left a line out of the recipe when I copied/pasted it from my word document! It is fixed in the recipe box! The oven temp is 375 and the baking time is about 30 minutes. Thank you so much for reading!
Just made this and it was so easy and delicious!
I am so glad it was good, Sheila!