3.17.2008

Breakfast for Dinner

Big thank-you to Natalie's friend Amy, whose Baked French Toast recipe is a family favorite. As I was trying to figure out what to have for Sunday dinner [again!], I decided we'd do breakfast, just for fun. So we had hash browns, sausages, fried ham, OJ, and the baked french toast that we love. We would have had scrambled eggs if I hadn't used them all up for the french toast -- but we certainly had plenty of food. It was so good -- love that recipe. It's more like dessert than anything, for sure.

Give it a try!

Baked French Toast [Amy Elmore]

1 cup brown sugar
½ cup butter
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup

1 loaf French bread cut into 1 inch thick slices

5 eggs
1 ½ cups milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Place first 3 ingredients in medium size saucepan and heat over medium heat. Spray 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick vegetable oil. Pour hot mixture into baking dish. Place sliced bread over mixture, pushing bread together closely to get more slices into dish.

Mix eggs, milk and vanilla and beat slightly. Pour over bread. Make sure each piece is covered.
Cover baking dish with saran wrap and refrigerate overnight.

In morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees and place uncovered dish in oven for 30 minutes. May be served directly from dish or turned over and served onto plates. Serves 8 - 10.

18 comments:

Holly O. said...

That looks and sounds delish!

hoLLy said...

mmmmm-this sounds so delicious! we love having breakfast for dinner. i can't wait to try this recipe! do you mind if i put if on the recipe blog? (with credit to you of course)

Jori said...

I LOVE breakfast for dinner!! This sounds so good. I am going to try this out.

100 Percent Cottam said...

it's ridonkulous, as maya would say. mmmmmmmm! love it.

Tiburon said...

OH MY GOSH that looks DELICIOUS!! I am sooooo gonna make it. Thanks!

Cammie said...

That sounds great. Breakfast for dinner is the only time I really like breakfast food. Strange, I know. This recipe looks like a keeper to me. Thanks!

Annie said...

Jan that sounds very good. I am Lizanne Huntman's daughter. Chris and Rick freeman are the best of friends as I am sure you know and I am married to Rick's little brother Dan. I just thought I would say Hi. You can visit me at my blog. Natalie has a link.

Chris and Tara Mason said...

We had breakfast for dinner last night also - fruit and cinnamon rolls! Chris made them for us - great minds think alike! :)

Jane said...

Holy moly this looks so tasty! I'm heading to the grocery store for french bread.

Emily J. said...

Yum. We always do breakfast for dinner. It just seems easier than cooking dinner sometimes.

Natalie Scott said...

I have a similar recipe from Jenny Miner that is absolutely DIVINE!!

Breakfast for dinner is always a big hit at this house...my kids especially love bacon!

Sarah said...

Holy moly! That sounds FABULOUS! I'm trying that one this week!

Hacking it up said...

OH! We LOVE to have breakfast for dinner! i can't wait to try this! Looks YUMMY!

Darleen said...

That looks SO good! I'll definitely have to try that out. And guess what? We had breakfast also on Sunday for dinner. It must be in the air.

Heather said...

Does that ever look good. I love French toast, so I'll be sure to give it a try.

Pedaling said...

ok, its 3:00 in the morning for some reason i cannot get to sleep and this recipe looks so good to me right now!

Jenny said...

We LOVE that french toast! We call it "Creme Brulee French Toast" for an extra dose of fancy! I usually make it with challah bread. Haven't had it in a while, come to think of it... sounds like a perfect Easter morning breakfast!

Shelley said...

That looks absolutely divine! Thanks for the recipe Jan and Amy!