Make Ahead

Vanilla Sugar Baked French Toast

November  1, 2012
3 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

This recipe is simple and easy. You can make it ahead of time and feed a crowd. —HMMessinger

What You'll Need
  • for vanilla sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups raw cane sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • for french toast
  • 1 loaf crusty bread
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup vanilla sugar
  1. Make vanilla sugar one week in advance by slicing vanilla bean in half and scraping seeds into sugar. Leave bean buried in the middle.
  2. Preheat oven to 425. Cut bread into 1" slices and generously butter one side. Mix eggs, milk and vanilla with a blender. Pour custard over bread and let sit one hour on the countertop, or overnight in the fridge. Place slices on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and sprinkle each one with vanilla sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with honey or maple syrup.

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