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Overnight Crème Brûlée French Toast

Leave this French toast to caramelize overnight, ready for the most decadent breakfast the next morning
Creme Brulee French Toast

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This make-ahead French toast is the perfect special breakfast for those of you who really aren’t morning people.

This recipe is courtesy of Carlsbad Cravings.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1” thick slices
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup half and half
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Strawberries, for serving

Directions

In a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Pour mixture on to a lightly greased baking sheet, and spread out into a thin, even layer.

Arrange the bread slices in a single layer to cover the sheet.

Beat the eggs together, then whisk in the half and half, maple syrup, vanilla extract, orange extract, and salt. Spoon the mixture evenly over the bread. Cover, and chill overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and sprinkle the bread with cinnamon.

Bake for 25 minutes, until lightly golden. Flip the pieces of bread over, and broil until that side is golden too.

Serve with freshly whipped cream and strawberries.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving562
Total Fat27g41%
Sugar45gN/A
Saturated15g77%
Cholesterol196mg65%
Protein12g24%
Carbs70g23%
Vitamin A246µg27%
Vitamin B120.6µg9.2%
Vitamin B60.2mg7.8%
Vitamin C0.7mg1.2%
Vitamin D1µgN/A
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K3µg3%
Calcium158mg16%
Fiber1g6%
Folate (food)48µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)105µg26%
Folic acid34µgN/A
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium32mg8%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg13%
Phosphorus188mg27%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium258mg7%
Riboflavin (B2)0.6mg32.9%
Sodium487mg20%
Sugars, added40gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg26.4%
Trans0.6gN/A
Zinc1mg10%