Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Recipe

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Naomi Modified: September 21, 2021
Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Recipe

How To Make Overnight Gingerbread French Toast

Start your day right with a plate of spiced gingerbread french toast! It’s sweetened with maple syrup and baked in flavorful spices for a richer dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Marinate and Rest Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



  • ¼cupbutter
  • 1French bread loaf,cut into ¾-inch slices
  • ½cupmilk,or as needed
  • 3eggs
  • ¼cupmaple syrup
  • ¼cupmolasses
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspground allspice
  • 1tspground ginger
  • ½tspground nutmeg
  • ½tspground cloves
  • pinchsalt,or to taste
  • 2tbspconfectioners’ sugar,for dusting, or to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat, remove from heat, then allow to cool to room temperature.

  2. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray the pan lightly with cooking spray.

  3. Arrange the bread slices in a baking dish, either flat and tightly fit together, or standing at an angle and slightly overlapping, if necessary.

  4. Whisk the milk, eggs, maple syrup, molasses, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt together in a bowl. Mix in the melted butter.

  5. Pour the milk and egg mixture over the bread, turning to ensure slices are evenly moistened on both sides.

  6. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  8. Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator, uncover, and baste the bread slices with any excess liquid in the pan.

  9. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the slices are firm and golden brown. Remove the baking dish from the oven, then allow to rest for 10 minutes.

  10. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 336.53kcal
  • Fat: 11.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.19g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.03g
  • Fiber: 1.54g
  • Sugar: 24.49g
  • Protein: 8.89g
  • Cholesterol: 102.35mg
  • Sodium: 349.02mg
  • Calcium: 113.71mg
  • Potassium: 362.29mg
  • Iron: 3.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 108.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.15mg
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