Mother’s Day may be different this year, but you can still treat Mom to a fantastic breakfast. Overnight Toffee French Toast with Toffee Syrup is the perfect way to say I Love You no matter the day. Even like Wednesday!!
I made this French Toast for Tim and I on Wednesday.
Tim said it was “the best French Toast I’ve ever had!” I find that to be a huge compliment.
Breakfast has always been a deal for Tim and I since we first started dating. We went out for breakfast all the time over the years we have had a couple of favorite places and some really special waitresses. Some of the restaurants are closed and have been for some time, others are victims of our current health crisis. But we still love breakfast!!!
French Toast has always been my favorite breakfast. I must admit I am not a pancake fan, although we have made a couple of pancake recipes that I did enjoy. Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Homemade Vanilla Syrup and Hot Cakes Japanese Style were two of my favorites.
What I liked about this recipe is it’s like using a crock pot…make it and forget it. You can assemble this whole dish in under 10 minutes and have a ready to bake breakfast in the morning.
Layer sliced brioche bread (I bought pre-sliced from Aldi) in a baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray. While layering sprinkle toffee bit between layers.
Whisk together eggs, cream, some light brown sugar, and vanilla and nutmeg. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, and cover overnight in the frig….ta da….you have breakfast ready for the morning
You don’t even need to preheat the oven….no really!! Just put the dish in when you turn the oven on. It warms the dish, so it cooks more evenly.
Even the syrup is easy. Bring water, sugar, and toffee bits to a boil, simmer, strain, and again….ta da….perfect syrup for French Toast!
Then while it bakes, you can go about your morning, whatever that looks like these days.
This recipe would be great as a porch drop off to Mom on Mother’s Day. She can just toss it in the oven, and it’s a give made with love!
After making Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Homemade Vanilla Syrup, I began to have a love for flavored syrups. Ones that would complement the dish. The Toffee Syrup makes Overnight Toffee French Toast with Toffee Syrup.
Buttery and sweet, it is the perfect syrup. Use the leftovers in coffee or drizzled over ice cream….yum!!!
No matter the day, Overnight Toffee French Toast with Toffee Syrup is the perfect way to start the day!!Print
8 slices Brioche Bread
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
3/4 cup toffee bits, divided
1 cup of water
1 cup Turbinado sugar
1 cup toffee pieces
Spray a 9 by 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Layer the sliced bread neatly in the prepared baking dish overlapping to make all pieces fit. Sprinkle 1/2 cup toffee bits over the bread as you layer so, there are toffee bits in between each layer of bread
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Pour the egg mixture slowly over the bread, making sure to get in between the slices. Sprinkle the remaining toffee bits.
Place a piece of parchment paper over the dish and cover with foil.
Place in the refrigerator overnight.
To bake, leaving the foil on the dish place in oven while preheating to 350 degrees. Placing the dish in the oven while preheating gives the dish a chance to warm as the oven does.
Bake covered for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and parchment and bake for an additional 20 minutes more.
Serve with Toffee Syrup.
In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and toffee pieces to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes
Allow mixture to cool for 15 minutes.
Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any remaining toffee pieces.
Store in refrigerator shaking well before each use.
This recipe can easily be double using a 13X9 inch baking dish
Keywords: toffee bits, eggs, brioche bread, cream, breakfast, overnight, easy