It’s now May and that means it’s BABY MONTH!
Here in Georgia places are starting to open back up following the conclusion of our shelter in place order, including restaurants. If there was one thing I am missing about being out and about on the weekends, it’s brunching with friends. While some people are braving the outside world, I am staying put to keep this little babe cooking and safe in my belly for a bit longer and that means staying at home and sacrificing weekend brunch. And when this little girl finally arrives, Mama will be celebrating with her favorite brunch treat – A BLOODY MARY! Mama has been craving a Bloody Mary with Tito’s for months now and that bottle of Tito’s is just sitting in the refrigerator waiting to be mixed with Zing Zang.
So since brunching in public is out of the question right now and the Bloody Mary is going to have to wait until Baby Brittain makes her debut, I will be enjoying homemade brunch from my very own kitchen.
This weekend, I am sharing an easy, yet classic brunch recipe that is perfect for brunch at home.
Overnight French Toast Bake!
This Overnight French Toast Bake is meant to be prepared the night before to allow to sit in the refrigerator over night so that the bread absorbs the egg and spices. I recommend letting it sit for at least 8 hours. When you wake up, all you have to do is pop it in the oven and it’s ready for breakfast or brunch. Even the night before prep requires minimal ingredients and work making this a very simple recipe overall.
Top with your favorite fruit, powdered sugar and maple syrup and you’ve got yourself one delicious brunch at home!
Let’s dive in..
- 1 loaf Sourdough Bread, sliced
- 8 eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- fresh berries - optional
- powdered sugar - optional
- maple syrup - optional
- Grease a 9x13 baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place slices of bread in baking sheet, overlapping each slice until filled. Then set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together (by hand whisk or hand mixer) eggs, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg until well combined.
- Slowly pour mixture over top and in between the slices of bread (make sure bread is completely covered in egg mixture).
- Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil and set in refrigerator overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake French Toast covered for 25 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
- Top with fresh berries, powdered sugar and maple syrup (optional). Serve & Enjoy!
What brunch recipe do you want to see next?