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Overnight Gingerbread French Toast

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I made this the first time on Christmas morning, and the whole family decided it would be an annual keeper! Perfect for when you don't want to spend lots of time in the kitchen. Serve with butter and maple syrup."
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1 h 50 m servings 418
Original recipe yields 6 servings (12 slices)


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  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. .
  2. Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray pan lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Arrange bread slices in baking dish, either flat and tightly fit together, or standing at an angle and slightly overlapping if necessary.
  4. Whisk milk, eggs, maple syrup, molasses, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt together in a bowl. Mix in melted butter.
  5. Pour milk and egg mixture over bread, turning to ensure slices are evenly moistened on both sides. Cover dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  7. Remove baking dish from refrigerator, uncover, and baste bread slices with any excess liquid in the pan.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until slices are firm and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove baking dish from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The spices are wonderful and we thought just the right amount, though you might want to reduce the amounts if you don't like gingerbread spices.
  • You can use any type of molasses except blackstrap.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 418 calories; 12.1 66.3 12.5 104 618 Full nutrition

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This was delightfully gingerbready! It was a beautiful color with a heavenly scent. I did wonder if I should have increased the egg mixture a bit, but I decided it was worth taking apart my car...