Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast

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I love french toast.  With the words “Creme Brulee” in front of it, you know it is going to taste AMAZING!

We had my parents at our house for breakfast the other week and I made this wonderful breakfast for them. My mom declared it to be her favorite french toast that she has ever had! Try it out and see for yourselves.  One of my favorite things about this breakfast is that it is an “Overnight” meal, meaning you make it up the night before, let it sit in the refrigerator and then plop it in the oven and let it cook in the morning.  All the work is already done for you!

Overnight Creme Brûlée French Toast … this is such a DELICIOUS recipe!

Overnight Creme Brûlée French Toast

All the work is done the night before and just pop it in the oven in the morning when ready to eat! It is DELICIOUS!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Refrigerate 8 hours
Servings 8
Calories 458kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 loaf french bread cut into 12 thick slices
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup over medium heat until smooth, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour mixture onto large, greased jelly roll pan (18x13x1"). Spread around to cover surface.
  • Place 12 slices of bread in a single layer to cover pan.
  • Mix together eggs, cream, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Spoon mixture over each piece of bread.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and serve.
  • If not serving immediately, turn each slice of bread over (this will prevent bread from sticking to the bottom of the pan).


Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 664IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Lisa

    Oh this sounds like a recipe which will spend a life time on my hips YUMMY!!! I am from South Africa and we don't get half and half. Any ideas for a substitute? Also what is a jelly roll pan???ThanksLisa from honibun@blogspot

    1. Beth Jones

      Hi, you can Replace one cup of half and half with 1 tablespoon melted butter, plus enough milk to equal a cup.
      Note: This substitute works well in baked goods, soups and other cooked dishes. It will not whip, and therefore should not be used in any recipe that calls for whipping half and half.
      A "Jelly roll pan" is just a flat baking sheet that has sides. that are about 1/2 to 1 inch high.

  2. Martha

    Wow, only a genius would think to combine the two!! Sounds wonderful!

  3. Julie

    Does the first step make a caramel sauce? Any way to sub the corn syrup? I avoid GMO products so I avoid corn (since most of it is.

  4. Dantzelle

    I love this! My grandma used to make this for me all the time! But, your picture looks way better! :)

  5. K. Woestman

    I made this for Christmas morning except used Hawaiian sweet bread. It was delish!

  6. LoLy

    WOW, now that is a REAL YUMM french toast :D

  7. Linda

    I make this every Christmas and Easter morning for our family brunch. I add about 1/4 cup Grand Marnier to the egg mixture and serve with sliced strawberries (add a little Grand Marnier to them too) and whipped cream. Sooooo good.

  8. Heather

    I have had this!!! It is so so yummy! It is like caramely, crunchy, sweet, warmness. =) http://bellesbazaar-heather.blogspot.com

  9. mividaenundulce

    My husband loves frech toasts, even he doesn't like sweet thing for breakfast, this is the only one we always ask for. This is an excellent variation of the traditional ones, so I will make for him.Thanks for sharing.

  10. peanutbutterandpeppers.com

    You realize when I read your e-mail it's morning, and I see this glorious looking french toast and realize I don't have Texas Toast or any bread for that matter! Plus I could of made this lat night. Sigh... I could really go for some french toast right about now!

  11. Deana@

    That looks amazingly good....I'd love for you to share one of your wonderful recipes at my fist link & Greet party over @CountryMommaCooks this weekend.

  12. Jannie

    Thanks for this recipe it was to die for! I was only going to try a small bite and let my family have all the calories, but after one bite I couldn't stop! It was INCREDIBLE!!!!!

  13. Camille

    Thank you for the shout out!! I am glad that you liked the recipe! :) We love it too!Have a good weekend!Camille

  14. Lori

    I absolutely loved this! Some weekends you just need something special! This really hit the spot!

  15. Anonymous

    I got this recipe right before the holidays (from ChristineIsCooking) and made it for Christmas morning. Absolutely loved it!!!!

  16. Steve F.

    Sounds fantastic but needs bacon on the side!

  17. Anonymous

    Site for substitute: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Cooking-Tips/Ask-the-Test-Kitchen/Half-and-Half-SubstituteA jelly roll pan is like a cookie sheet, but larger and sturdier. The sides are @ least 1" high and used to make a thin cake layer which is spread with jelly and then rolled into a log, thus "jelly roll pan"Hope this helps, Lisa!

  18. Anonymous

    So, I just made this and it came out SO soggy. I know french toast is somewhat soggy but it was super soggy, without even the edges being crisp. I followed the recipe exactly as it said. I wonder what went wrong. :(

  19. Anonymous

    Agave syrup is a great substitute for corn syrup. It's made from the naturally sweet agave. It is more expensive, because the agave plant has been slightly over harvested to make tequila- but if you're dead set on avoiding corn products it gives pretty much the same flavor and sugary sweetness.

  20. Anonymous

    I made this for dinner tonight and served with fresh pineapple. It was just like pineapple upside down cake and totally yummy! My four kids loved and so did Mommy and Daddy! I did sub agave for the corn syrup and it was still perfect!

  21. Janet

    This recipe looks great & I'm going to make it for company over the 4th,but it looks like it has apple or something in it,or is that just the egg? Thank You

  22. Sheli

    Another HUGE hit at my house! I made it this morning for my husband's birthday breakfast. I topped it (as if it needed anything more) with some carmelized bananas, a tiny scoop of banana ice cream and some whipped cream. A little over the top.....but it was a birthday after all! Can't wait to try more of your recipes!!!

  23. Darlene

    Hi this recipe is inviting except for the corn syrup. Given how unhealthy it is this makes this recipe unhealthy... :( Please consider up dating your recipes with healthier ingredients.

  24. Donna - SwishDesigns

    It's Christmas Eve (2012) and I just finished prepping this for tomorrow's breakfast and I have to say that I cannot.wait.to.eat.this! I pinned it several months ago knowing that THIS was the recipe that I wanted. Thanks for a great blog! You are by far one of my favorites!

    1. Polly

      I think this sounds amazing! I know that others have mentioned it being unhealthy with the corn syrup and stuff, but I don;t think anyone would be making it for breakfast every day! I think it'd be fine as a 'treat' breakfast.

  25. Nikki

    Hey Nikki! Kudos to you on another fabulous recipe! I made these over Easter, I used gluten free bread as I have a child with Celiac disease and they were the BEST!

    Nikki :)

  26. Alicia

    Just cooked the french toast this morning. It turned out I didn't have the right sized pan so I had to use two, no big deal. It's definitely delicious and I feel like a little chef for making it. SO glad!! I'll be using more of your recipes for sure :)

  27. Lori

    Love this recipe; making it for a potluck for tomorrow.
    Is there anyway to turn off the pin it/tweet it media pop up? It keeps coming up on the same side of the screen as the recipe, and it is right in the way of the ingredients!

  28. Brian

    Great Recipe! Made these as a breakfast treat for my wife's bday. Used 3/4 of a challah loaf as my bread. I wasn't able to use all the milk/egg/vanilla mixture because my pan would have overflowed, although when I pulled them out of the fridge in the AM, the bread soaked up a lot of the liquid. Definitely a repeat recipe!

  29. Nicole

    Approximately how many people would this serve? It sounds heavenly and I can't wait to try this out! Thank you!

  30. Joyful_2010

    Any way to sub the corn syrup? We have corn allergies in the family. This looks awesome and would love to try! Thanks.