Overnight Baked Berry Banana French Toast

6 large eggs

1-3/4 cups milk

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cubed

12 ounces fresh or frozen unsweetened mixed berries

2 tablespoons cold butter

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

For serving: maple syrup, whipped cream, and powdered sugar, lemon curd

Whisk together the first 6 ingredients. Place bread cubes in a 13×9-in. or 3-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour egg mixture over top. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°. Remove berries from freezer (if using frozen) and French toast from refrigerator and let stand while oven heats. Bake, covered, 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, cut butter into brown sugar until crumbly. Top French toast with berries; sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 15-20 minutes. If desired, dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve with syrup and whipped cream. Lemon curd would be delicious with this as well!


Yield: 8 servings