I have a great Overnight French Toast Casserole recipe that I love to pull out for potluck brunches and overnight guests. You put it all together the night before, let the liquids soak into the bread in the fridge, then pop it in the oven the next morning for an elegant no effort meal that can feed a crowd.
I mentioned to my mother in law that I was planning on serving the French Toast Casserole on Christmas morning, since I’ll have my dad, my sister, her baby, my brother & my mom all in attendance this year.
“Oh!” she said. “Have you tried the one that has orange juice in it? It’s lovely!” Then she pulled this little gem out of her recipe file.
Orange French Toast Casserole*
2/3 C OJ
1/3 C milk
1/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
8 slices of bread
1/4 C butter
1/2 C chopped Pecans
Beat together eggs, juice, milk, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg.
Melt butter and pour into an 8×10″ pan.
Arrange bread in a single layer on top of the butter.
Top bread with egg mixture and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, sprinkle with pecans and bake 10 more minutes.
*note: That is not actually the Orange French Toast Casserole-but a picture of regular French Toast with a slice of orange-it was the best I could fine 🙂