sugar crusted vanilla french toast


we love breakfast around here, in case you haven’t noticed. 
i first made this yummy french toast for chase last valentines day, and he was a big fan..
so we kept it in the recipe box. i made a few changes to lighten it up, and made it again this weekend
when my brother and sister in law came to visit. they were big fans too, so i decided it was finally
time to share it here…and because my sister-in-law asked! one reason i love this recipe for
special occasions: you start it the night before! this saves time the morning of, since you
just mix up the topping, pour it over and bake. enjoy!
• sugar crusted vanilla french toast 
ingredients:
1 loaf of good, crusty bread sourdough or french bread..{about a 1 pound loaf}
for the custard:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
for the sugar crust:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter {can sub coconut oil}
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbl. light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

directions:

  • 1 day ahead: spray a 9×9 inch pan with nonstick spray. add the bread slices, stacked standing up. set aside while you mix up the custard.
  • in a medium bowl, add the eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and salt and whisk together. pour the mixture over all the bread slices inside the pan. *make sure to evenly coat and soak each piece, this is so important! seal the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
the next morning:
  • preheat the oven to 350. get your french toast casserole from the fridge and prepare topping.
  • melt butter in large bowl. once melted, add the brown sugar and corn syrup, whisking well to combine. microwave on high a few more times in 30 second bursts until the sugar melts and sauce is bubbly. whisk in vanilla extract.
  • pour the sugar mixture over the french toast casserole, covering all parts!! bake for 40-45 minutes, until the french toast puffs up and is golden and baked through. serve warm with powdered sugar!

xo
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'sugar crusted vanilla french toast' has 15 comments

  1. September 10, 2013 @ 3:47 am Lauren W

    This looks amazing! Thanks for the amazing recipe Em!

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  2. September 10, 2013 @ 5:25 am ginger

    If i could eat breakfast for every meal you know i would. these look absolutely delish!

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    • September 10, 2013 @ 3:04 pm emi

      another way we are the same!

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  3. September 10, 2013 @ 4:12 pm Simply Evani

    This looks incredible! I’ll definitely have to try this sometime soon.

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  4. September 10, 2013 @ 5:12 pm Sarah {Limited Space Organizing}

    This looks delicious!! Adding to my recipes to try!!

    -Sarah

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  5. September 10, 2013 @ 7:37 pm Monica P

    Good grief, I was trying not to read this post, but the pictures just drew me in! I love french toast! One Sunday, I’ll have to give this version a try.

    Monica, http://www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  6. September 10, 2013 @ 7:38 pm Midnight Rambler

    This looks amazing. I’m a pretty big breakfast person as well. Definitely keeping this recipe in mind for the near future!

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  7. September 10, 2013 @ 8:12 pm Jen

    I just felt my waist go up a size haha. yum!

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  8. September 10, 2013 @ 9:57 pm Mindy

    This recipe is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing and especially for making it for us. You are the best!

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  9. September 11, 2013 @ 2:24 pm Kam

    I came back home for a few days as I working close to my parents’ house and everyday my mom has woken up to make me breakfast before I leave…and today was French toast! I need to share this recipe with her so she can put a spin on it for next time – it looks soo yummy ;)

    Kam x | A Married Couple & Their Travels

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    • September 11, 2013 @ 6:42 pm emi

      love that! hope she makes it…and how fun that you’re home! best feeling! xo

      Reply

  10. September 11, 2013 @ 7:55 pm Tina @ Girl-Meets-Globe

    This looks really good! I LOVE french toast!

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  11. September 15, 2013 @ 11:07 am agemey

    Does it HAVE to’sit overnight???

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  12. September 15, 2013 @ 11:08 am agemey

    Does it HAVE to’sit overnight???

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    • September 15, 2013 @ 3:38 pm emi

      It would probably be okay just to soak the morning of and bake, it’s just even better to have more soaking time. Try it and let me know! Xo

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