The Most Delectable Mother’s Day Brunch Idea Ever

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Mother’s Day brunch is one of my favorite times of the year, especially with delicious food! As I covered in my Valentine’s Day post, I think holidays like this should serve as an opportunity to do nothing but enjoy the day as a family. That’s not to say that when Mother’s Day comes around, I wouldn’t love a crafty present from my babies, but beyond that, all I want is time… oh and maybe some French Toast Bake…

Overnight french toast bake covered in melted brown sugar caramel

Yeah, it looks as unhealthy as it is. But it’s such a quick breakfast and is by far the most decadent, mouthwatering dish I’ve ever had.

I don’t normally share recipes (or at least ones that aren’t somewhat healthy), but if you were to break your diet over a dish, this one should be it! The best part is that this dish will cost you little money and less time, especially since you prepare it the night before.

Chances are you already have all of the ingredients necessary to make this succulent dish, and it’s sure to make for a great start to your Mother’s Day or Father’s Day celebrations.

Mother’s Day Brunch Idea

Overnight French Toast Bake Recipe


4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar + 3T + additional for sprinkling

  • Melt the butter and mix in the brown sugar, then pour into a 9×13 pan.
  • Mix the eggs, milk, 3t vanilla, 2t cinnamon, 3t brown sugar together.
  • Place a layer of bread evenly into the 9×13 pan, then pour half the custard onto the bread.
  • Sprinkle some cinnamon and brown. Put sugar on top of the bread, another layer of bread, the rest of the custard, and more cinnamon and sugar.
  • Put in fridge overnight.
  • Pull out in the morning as your oven is preheating to 350 degrees.
  • Cook for approximately 1 hour or until the top is golden brown.

You can stop there if you prefer it to be a bit more like custard. I prefer to pull it out, slice it up so that the caramel bottom runs golden sugar rivers between the slices and put it back in for five more minutes.

When you dish the bread, use a spatula to serve it and flip it so the sugary bottom is now the top. You’ll want to dish it while it’s still hot, and you’ll want to do so quickly, before the sugar hardens.

close up of overnight french toast bake with melted brown sugar

I’m not usually a fan of French toast, but… this is so different!

The cooked sugar creates this crisp shell that perfectly complements the fluffy, rich bread underneath. No syrup is needed, though a warm cup of coffee or a bowl of fresh strawberries would undoubtedly round out what is sure to be one of the best breakfasts you’ve ever had.

Believe me, the whole family will thank you.

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