Make Ahead

Overnight Raisin Bread French Toast

September 15, 2009
1 Ratings
  • Serves 12
Author Notes

“We love this recipe because we can do it overnight and then just throw it in the oven when we all get up and then can leisurely eat it, because it stays hot a long time out of the oven. Kids and adults alike like raisin bread and it cuts into nice squares and tastes great just with powdered sugar; more maple syrup is not necessary. “ —loubaby

What You'll Need
  • 2 pounds loaf Raisin bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 16 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 1/3 cups half and half
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Powdered Sugar
  1. 1. Place bread cubes and raisins in 13x9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. 2. Beat cream cheese and cottage cheese at medium speed until smooth with electric mixer. Add eggs, 2 at a time and mix well after each addition. Add milk, orange juice, maple syrup and vanilla extract; mix until smooth.
  3. 3. Pour cream cheese mixture over bread cubes, making sure that all cubes are coated with liquid. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. 4. Preheat oven to 375degrees. Remove casserole from refrigerator and let stand on counter for 30 minutes.
  5. 5. Bake uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes, until pick comes clean in center of dish. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; serve with additional maple syrup, if desired.
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2 Reviews

liz September 1, 2016
can I use marscapone cheese instead of cream cheese and can you make this 2 days before cooking it so the milk and egg the bread consumes ???? need answer before 5 pm sept 1 2016 thank you
stockingskc May 15, 2010
I'm confused - recipe directions include cottage cheese and orange juice, but these items aren't listed among ingredients and amounts.