Overnight Cinnamon-Raisin French toast

Another great recipe that lets you prepare the night before and enjoy a wonderful warm breakfast the next day with no work! A great recipe for holiday mornings like Easter and Christmas, too! If you like the easy, night before prep of this recipe, you might want to check out the Overnight Coffee Cake recipe as well!

Overnight Cinnamon Raisin French Toast

* 2 TBS butter
* 5 apples, sliced (Golden Delicious are best)
* 1/4 c. brown sugar
* 4 TBS of apple juice (simmer your apple cores and peelings in a bit of water to make the apple juice if you don’t have any one hand)
* 1 loaf cinnamon-raisin bread
* 3 cups of milk
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 10 large eggs
* 1 TBS butter
* 2 TBS sugar

In a large skillet over med. heat melt butter and add sliced apples. Sauté apples until golden and then add in brown sugar and apple juice. Heat a few more moments.

Grease a 3-4 qt. casserole dish or 13X9″ baking pan. Arrange 1/2 of the slices, overlapping slightly. Mix milk, cinnamon, and eggs well. Pour HALF of the egg mix over the bread. Reserving 1/4 of the apples, pour the apple mix over the bread in an even layer. Arrange remaining bread, pour remaining egg mixture over that layer. Press bread to help it absorb the egg. Dot with butter and sugar. Cover and chill overnight. Store reserved apples in the fridge as well.

To bake:

Place cold dish into oven and then turn oven to 325f oven. Bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes or until knife comes out clean. In the meantime, gently reheat the reserved apples. Spoon the warmed apples over the french toast when serving.

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